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6th African School on Internet Governance to be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania in October 2018
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are pleased to announce that the sixth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) will be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania, from 11 to16 October, 2018. AfriSIG 2018 will be preceded by a workshop presented by the Internet Society's Collaborative Governance Project which will start on the evening of 9th October. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, AfriSIG will not, as is usually the case, precede and be co-located with the African Internet Governance Forum.
Applications for AfriSIG 2018 closed on 16 June 2018. Please go the AfriSIG 2018 page for more information.
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AfriSIG’s primary goal is to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge that will enable them to participate confidently and effectively in internet governance processes and debates at the national, regional and global levels.
AfriSIG is part of the growing global community of practice for promoting and strengthening active multistakeholder participation in internet governance spaces. Similar internet governance schools are held in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The first AfriSIG took place in 2013 in Durban, South Africa, followed by Mauritius in 2014, Ethiopia in 2015, South Africa in 2016 and Egypt in 2017.
Over the years, AfriSIG has built a multidisciplinary cadre of expertise in internet governance on the continent through the participation of current and emerging leaders drawn from government, business, academia and civil society. The diversity of participants emphasises the school’s objective of enhancing multistakeholder cooperation in national to global internet policy and development. A tracer study that examines the impact on individual participants over the first four rounds of the school reflects what a huge positive difference it has made in their perceptions and careers. https://www.apc.org/sites/default/files/AfriSIGTracerStudy2013-2016.pdf
In 2017 the School was awarded with a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prize for international and regional cooperation. http://afrisig.org/tag/wsis-prize/
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Our annual intake of no more than 40 fellows ensures the effective delivery of our cutting-edge curriculum, and close support and mentorship from our expert instructors. Our rigorous selection process is carefully designed to promote peer-learning and collaboration by bringing together seasoned and emerging leaders from different sectors and backgrounds.
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By Daniel Mwesigwa At its founding, in the late 80s, the internet promised to democratize information, level uneven grounds, and the destroy barriers associated with distance, space, and time. Through promoting communication, coordination, integration at a pace and scale beyond