Between 3 and 9 September, 60 participants from 26 countries gathered in N’Djamena, Chad, for the seventh African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), a week of peer learning-based sessions that included hands-on experience which fellows had the opportunity to apply at the African Internet Governance Forum, which took place right after.

How does the internet work? What is an internet protocol? What types of disruptions do we face and what causes them? These were some of the questions addressed at the School, which focused on internet architecture and address management, as well as basic internet governance concepts, issues and institutions, among many other issues.


APC interviewed three of the women shaping the future of the internet in Africa. Meet AfriSIG fellows Josephine Miliza, Sophie Ngassa and Amanda Manyame.

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

APC also interviewed fellow Myo Min Aung, of Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation:

“What does good internet governance mean to you?” AfriSIG 2019 participant, storyteller and YouTuber Olamide Egbayelo asked fellows Allan Mulenga and Lydienne Nathalie Ntogue to capture their first impressions after an intense day of work.

She also talked to fellows Musab Muhamad Isa and Ndunge E. Kiundi.

Olamide had a chat With AfDec coordinator and AfriSIG organiser Koliwe Majama:

And with APC’s media outreach lead Leila Nachawati:

Here’s a recap of day 1:

Here’s a recap of day 2:

Here’s a recap of day 3:

How to describe the AfriSIG experience in one word?

Follow our AfriSIG website and #AfriSIG19 on Twitter. And thanks to Olamide Egbayelo for the great work capturing AfriSIG moments!

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