We recommend the following literature and links to prepare for the African School on Internet Governance. Documents in bold should be prioritised for reading prior to the school:

CLUSTER 1 – OVERVIEW OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE ISSUES AND INSTITUTIONS

APC ICTs Policy Handbook (second edition)

An introduction to internet governance

Inside the information society: A short history of the internet

Inside the Information Society: Governing the grown-up Internet

Inside the Information Society: Who are the stakeholders?

Inside the Information Society: Mapping Internet governance

Inside the Information Society: Exploring Africa’s research priorities

The World Summit on the Information Society Outcome Documents

 

 

CLUSTER 2 – INTERNET DEVELOPMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE:  ARCHITECTURE, NAMES AND NUMBERS AND STANDARDS AND PROTOCOLS

How the Internet works

The Internet explained

The DNS

Human rights and Internet protocols: comparing processes and principles

Supporting the Creation and Scalability of Affordable Access Solutions: Understanding Community Networks in Africa

Interview: Carlos Rey-Moreno on connecting SA’s rural poor

After Access connectivity brochure

Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it

Community networks recognised as an emerging topic in UN resolution on WSIS follow-up

Network infrastructures: The commons model for local participation, governance and sustainability

How the technical community frames the Internet and economic, social and cultural rights

The internet domain name system and the right to culture

 

 

CLUSTER 3 – INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL ISSUES: GENDER, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT

Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Africa adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in Banjul on 4 November 2016

Braamfontein communiqué on the role of national human rights institutions in protecting and promoting human rights online in Africa

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

Feminist Principles of the Internet

Women’s rights, gender and Internet governance

Inside the Information Society: ICTs, the Internet and structural inequality

The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter

Watching Cameroon through the lenses of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

Internet governance and development

Extracting lessons from NETmundial

Beyond Access: Addressing Digital Inequality in Africa

ICT and SDGs: How Information and Communications Technology Can Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals

Intersection between women’s rights and internet governance in Uganda

Internet for Men?: The Digital Marginalisation of Women in Northern Nigeria

 

 

CLUSTER 4 – CYBERSECURITY AND DATA PROTECTION

Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa: A joint initiative of the Internet Society and the Commission of the African Union

African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection

Briefing document: Cybersecurity policy and human rights

A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: Recommendations and considerations from a 2017 Internet Governance Forum pre-event

Cybersecurity Culture, Norms and Values

Inside the Information Society: The future of cybersecurity

EU Data Protection Package – Lacking ambition but saving the basics

Data protection: Rules for the protection of personal data inside and outside the EU

GDPR – Not Just An EU Concern: The Implications For Africa

Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM):  The country studies conducted so far

Big Brother Watch and others vs United Kingdom, European Court of Human Rights, September 2018

Understanding the Difference between Cyber Security and Cyber Crime

 

 

CLUSTER 5 – MULTI-STAKEHOLDER APPROACHES TO INTERNET GOVERNANCE

African Union Declaration on Internet Governance and the Development of African’s Digital Economy

Issues in AU Declaration on Internet Governance

Addressing Uganda’s Transparency and accountability challenges

Public Statement: Uganda government should take a different path to social media and mobile money taxation

Inside the Information Society: The what and why of multistakeholder participation

Inside the Information Society: Multistakeholder participation, a work in progress

Inside the Information Society: Mutistakeholderism and multilateralism

Inside the Information Society: Enhanced cooperation for enhanced cooperation?

Inside the Information Society: The Internet – but whose jurisdiction?

Lifting the veil on ICT gender indicators in Africa

A toolkit for researching women’s internet access and use

UNESCO: What if we could all govern the internet

KICTANet: 10 years of ICT Policy Discourse in Kenya

IGF Academy Transfer Guide: Sharing Learning and Experience

 

2018 Presentations

Preparatory Webinar Session

2- Day Pre – Workshop

Overview of internet governance concepts, institutions, and internet names, numbers

  • How does the internet work – Dawit Bekele  |  How the internet works, who develops internet protocols and standards, and a general overview of internet architecture.
  • Internet Architecture – Avi Doria  |  How the internet works, who develops internet protocols and standards, and a general overview of internet architecture.
  • Overview and history of internet governance – Anriette Esterhuysen | Basic overview of internet governance from a narrow perspective. History of the internet in Africa. Is there only one history?
  •  The internet addressing systems : Names and numbers –  Bob Ocheing | Overview of internet names and numbers and how they are managed globally, regionally and nationally focusing on ICANN and AfriNIC.

Internet infrastructure, standards and protocol – Cybersecurity and data protection

Internet governance and society: Gender, human rights and policy and development

  • Internet governance and human rights – Avani Singh |Overview of international and regional treaties, charters and mechanisms

  • Gender and internet governance – Sheena Magenya & Chanai Chair | Gender as a concept and issues that relate to access to the internet for women and girls and gender non-conforming individuals and communities.

Internet access in Africa and multi-stakeholder approaches to internet governance

  • The state of internet access in AfricaChenai Chair | Overview of availability and affordability of internet access and how policy and regulation impacts on it
  • The state of internet infrastructure in Africa –  Carlos Moreno, Dr | Overview of infrastructure and how policy and regulation impacts on it.

 

 

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