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The Africa Internet Governance Forum

The sixth global Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi in September 2011 will
be witnessing the first joint action of many African initiatives on Internet
Governance.  Actors from all the sub-regions of the continent will be
deciding on concrete steps and objectives of the newly announced Africa
Internet Governance Forum.

It was an idea whose time has come.  Regional initiatives in East and West
Africa are already in their fourth year, the Central Africa Internet
Governance Forum in its third year and the South Africa Internet Governance
Forum kicked off since 2010.  Word has been going around about the AfIGF for
some time now, but it was only during the Diplo Internet Governance and ICT
Policy workshop which was co-organised by the United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA) in early April 2011, that the AFIGF was
finally born.

Expectations are high on all sides and hopes are up on the fresh breath that
AfIGF will infuse into sub-regional, and especially national, on-going
activities. Africans from Cape to Cairo, Dakar to Djibouti, and throughout
the diaspora have started pooling ideas, on how AfIGF will best  serve the

This is a great time to take stock, to plan together and to strategize.  You
are welcome to be part of it. You can follow @AfrIGF on Twitter or mail
nnenna at nnenna dot org. Whichever way.. make it a date to be part of the
Africa Internet Governance session in Nairobi in September and keep an eye
open for more details on the evolution of the Africa Internet Governance
Forum - AFIGF!


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Comment by NKURUNZIZA JEAN PAUL on June 19, 2012 at 4:50pm

Hi all,

We have got the official dates for the first AfIGF posted onto the IGF Web site calendar : It will be held in Cairo, Egypt on 3-4 October 2012 as seen here : http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/2012-calendar

Also, there are some more informations about the event here :


I suppose that is the provisionary web site for the event.

Comment by Diplo IGCBP on June 4, 2012 at 2:53pm

Thanks JP for the suggestion! Nnenna was very much involved in AfIGF, so she may be able to reply/post an update about the AfIGF.

Comment by NKURUNZIZA JEAN PAUL on June 2, 2012 at 3:50pm

Hi all, 

I wouldlike to suggest that the AfIGF be added on the Calendar of the global IGF website. If it is confirmed for the 3-5 October 2012 in Cairo. For this, there is a need to contact the IGF Secretariat at :  igf@unog.ch

Comment by Poncelet O. Ileleji on May 30, 2011 at 11:20am
Important the multi stake holder approach that the West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF ) is spearheading bears fruits at a global audience in Nairobi especially for Africa, we need to see it happen in all regions, we need to get governments delegates, civil society to be all on the same page, and of course get our Local ISP's to attend so they know better and deliver accordingly in their services to our communities.
Comment by Ehikioya Obode on April 25, 2011 at 5:10pm
A very welcome development indeed!
Comment by Nnenna Nwakanma on April 20, 2011 at 10:34am
Update: Africa Internet Governance Forum: AFIGF: - Framework document. Draft 001 open for edit on http://bit.ly/dKdUKe



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