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Applications for the 6th African School on Internet Governance closed on 16 June 2018
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the African Union Commission are pleased to announce that the sixth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) will coincide with the sixth African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) which will take place in October 2018 in Sudan. Exact dates are still to be confirmed.
Applications closed on 16 June 2018. Selected participants will be informed in due course.
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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/
Diversity, leadership and excellence
Our annual intake of no more than 40 students 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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Are you a current or potential leader in internet governance forums and debates in Africa? Do you want to deepen your understanding of the “multistakeholder” approach to internet-related policy making? Whether you are a policy maker, a researcher, a regulator,