Aminou Ndala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management as well as a Masters degree in Intellectual Property Rights from Africa University in Zimbabwe. He has done many professional courses which include Internet Society (ISOC) Next Generation Leaders (NGL) e-learning training program and Internet Governance Capacity Building Program (IGCBP) with DiploFoundation. Mr. Ndala is a member of the Internet Society (ISOC) Cameroon chapter and a former board member. Finally, he is a passionate editor and a member of the Wiki Africa team.
Three major reasons gave AfriSIG 2014 an A grade. The diversity of the participants, faculty and resource persons, the curriculum and the choice of location.
I would have been the unhappy person if I did not participate at AfriSIG 2014 – (though I will cherish a second participation –APC / NEPAD I will not take “NO” for an answer–). For almost five years, the IG family limited me to online training and I earned a nickname for that. Thank God, my status changed after AfriSIG 2014 and it keeps changing
Thanks to AfriSIG, I now understand the fight or the major upcoming fight surrounding the debate on Internet Governance. Hope it’s just a fight. This brief specialized training has exposed me to the political (Nenna), legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological (Avri) and other dimensions (Anriette) of the governance of the Internet.
One other aspect of the school that attracted my attention was the course organization. Each presentation was followed by a Q&A Session. I will proudly say I learned more from the Q&A session. How can I forget the more practical oriented group discussions and case presentations? The Evening sitting at the bar with “Snacks & Wine” amongst fellow and at times with some faculty members were very interactive (though informal) gave a perfect summary of each day.
As I make use of the knowledge from Mauritius, I am already dreaming of another participation and a new certificate next year.