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Faculty and resource team: Adil Sulieman, African Union Commission (AUC); Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Chair of the African Union Cyber Security Expert Group (AUCSEG); Enrico Calandro, C3SA/Research ICT Africa; Albert Antwi-
Boasiako, Director General, Cyber Security Agency, Government of Ghana; Moliehi Makumane, Researcher, Security and Technology Programme, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR); Edetaen Ojo, Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda; Frederico Links, Namibia Media Trust/APC; Martin Koyabe, Global Forum on Cyber Expertise; Margaret Nyamburu Ndung’u, PRIDA, African Union Commission; Moses Owiny, Centre for Multilateral Affairs; Nompilo Simanje, Media Institute Southern Africa, Zimbabwe; Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa (tbc);
Verónica Ferrari, APC; Mary Uduma, Chair of the African IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Committee; Joshua Joshua, African IGF Secretariat; Vladimir Radunovic, Diplo Foundation.

Facilitators: Anriette Esterhuysen, and Sheetal Kumar

Logistics: Ruby Khela

TimeSession and session descriptionFacilitator(s)/Presenters

Friday, 15 July

Saturday, 16 July
Overview of the programme, introduction to participants the topic and to the process for producing an output documentChair of the day:
Margaret Nyamburu Ndung’u, PRIDA,
African Union Commission
8:30-10:00SESSION 1

  • Overview of the programme, Chatham House rules and AfriSIG ground rules.
  • Participant introductions and cybersecurity
    “hopes and fears”
  • Overview of the “practicum” process to produce a multistakeholder consultation output on African perspectives and priorities on capacity building in international
    cybersecurity – introduction to the task and its purpose.
Anriette Esterhuysen, Sheetal Kumar, Enrico Calandro and Adil Sulieman
10:00-10:30COFFEE/TEA BREAK – Meeting with group rapporteurs, secretariat and
10:30-11:30SESSION 2

What is internet governance and how does it relate to international cybersecurity?

Format: Presentation followed by interactive discussion that follows up on pre-AfriSIG webinar.

Scope: Basic overview of internet governance from a “narrow” perspective; overview of international cybersecurity processes of the last 20 years. This session will establish what ‘international cybersecurity’ is and how it relates to cybersecurity in general.
Enrico Calandro
11:30-12:30SESSION 3

International cybersecurity discussions at the UN First Committee: The OEWG in context.

Format: Presentation followed by interactive discussion.

Scope: The OEWG in the context of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and discussions on responsible state behaviour in the United Nations General Assembly First Committee. Process and overview of outcomes of the first OEWG and overview of scope, process and schedule of the second OEWG.
Sheetal Kumar and
Moliehi Makumane
12:30-13:00SESSION 4

AfriSIG 2022 – Multistakeholder consultation output document – stage one – African perspectives on cybersecurity capacity building

Format: resentation followed by group work which will start over lunch.

Scope: Presentation of priorities mentioned during the virtual consultation on 15 June followed by pre-lunch check-in to prepare for group work.
See guidelines
provided for this
13:00-14:00Working lunch in groupsAll participants and
14:00-15:30SESSION 5

Why do we need a human and human rights-centric and multi-stakeholder approach to international cybersecurity.

Format: Presentation followed by interactive discussion.

Scope: Cybersecurity narratives and what ‘human centric’ means, importance of inclusive multistakeholder engagement, challenges, and opportunities, with specific reference to the African context.
Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola and Moses Owiny
16:00-17:30SESSION 6

Cybersecurity from a gender and development perspective

Format: Presentation followed by discussion.

Scope: Looking at cybersecurity through a
gendered lens

Nompilo Simanje
and Verónica
18:30DINNER followed or preceded by practicum teams meeting in groups.

Sunday, 17 July
In-depth look at the first OEWG and its outcomes. First practicum session focusing on African priorities on capacity building in international cybersecurity.Chair of the day: Frederico Links
8:30-9:00Review of day ONE: Questions and answers.

Format: Open discussion of questions submitted by participants.
Anriette Esterhuysen and Sheetal Kumar
9:00-10:30SESSION 7

The African Context: the 1st OEWG

Format: Presentation followed by interactive discussion on the 1st OEWG and its outcome from an African perspective.

Scope: In-depth look at the outcome report of
the OEWG with particular focus on the principles for capacity-building and other issues the 1st OEWG addressed – Threats; International Law; Rules, Norms and Principles for Responsible State Behaviour; Confidence-building Measures; Capacity-building; and Regular Institutional Dialogue. Discussion will focus on challenges and opportunities, and the implications of these, for African stakeholders. This session will include the “Elephants in the room” discussed during the virtual preparatory session on 15 June.
Presentation by Sheetal Kumar followed by inputs from Abdul- Hakeem Ajijola and Enrico Calandro
11:00-12:30SESSION 8

National-level engagement with the GGE and the OEWG process.

Format: Short presentation followed by Interactive panel.

Scope: Overview of existing efforts to implement the responsible state behaviour framework covered earlier in the morning – e.g. what regional groups are doing, what the UN is doing, specific countries, etc.
Enrico Calandro to introduce and moderate

National perspectives:
  • Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako – Ghana
  • Jimmy Haguma and Moses Owiny – Uganda
  • Frederico LInks – Namibia
  • Grace Githaiga – Kenya
  • Colonel Bala Fakandu – Nigeria
14:00-15:00SESSION 9

Output document – Stage two – First plenary

Stakeholder groups present their initial
perspectives to one another during a chaired
plenary. The primary purpose is to hear one
another out, get a sense of there there is
agreement and disagreement, and to ask
questions for clarification.
Chairs, secretariat
and all participants
15:00-16:00SESSION 10

The 2nd OEWG, the Programme of Action and the Ad Hoc Committee on a cybercrime convention.

Format: Presentation followed by discussion.

Scope: Current international cybersecurity processes at the UNGA First Committee and beyond.
Sheetal Kumar and Enrico Calandro
16:30-17:30SESSION 11

Output document – Stage three – Working in Stakeholder groups

Participants will reconvene in their groups, take
into account initial reactions of other stakeholder groups during the first plenary, and finalise their input into the Zero Draft of the output document. During this stage groups are encouraged to reach out to one another through their rapporteurs or other chosen representatives. Bilateral discussions between groups are also encouraged.
Chairs, secretariat
and all participants
GROUPS TO WORK before or after dinner as needed.

Monday, 18 July
The 2nd OEWG and African priorities and inputs on capacity building in international cybersecurity.Chair of the day: Anriette Esterhuysen
8:30-9:00Review of day two: Questions and answers.

Format: Open discussion of questions submitted by participants.
Anriette Esterhuysen and Sheetal Kumar
9:00-10:30SESSION 12

Strengthening African collaboration and participation in international, regional and national cybersecurity.

Format: Sharing of existing initiatives followed by facilitated discussion.

Scope: In-depth look at how national, regional and international cooperation can be harnessed to strengthen African cybersecurity capacity.
Panel discussion with Albert Antwi- Boasiako, Martin Koyabe, Abdul- Hakeem Ajijola, Elizabeth Kolade, Enrico Calandro and Grace Githaiga. Moderated by Sheetal Kumar.
10:30-11:00TEA / COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:30SESSION 13

Output document stage four – Second plenary

Starting with a Zero Draft participants will review the document paragraph by paragraph with the secretariat tracking the text. Accepted text will stay, text not accepted will be either deleted, if
there is consensus, or placed in “brackets” for later consideration.
Chairs, secretariat
and all participants
12:30-13:00SESSION 14

Briefing from the African IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group chair and secretariat


Scope: What to expect at the African IGF.
Mary Uduma (chairperson), Joshua Josh and Adil Suleiman
13:00-14:30LUNCH Output document – Stage five – working in
groups: Participants will convene in stakeholder
groups to review the Zero Draft and agree on
what their bottom line is. In other words, what
they really want to include, and what they don’t
want to include. Inputs are submitted to the
Rapporteurs and all participants
14:30-16:00SESSION 15

Output document – Stage six – plenary negotiations

ALL the participants will work through the document and aim to reach rough consensus on its contents and how to move forward with it (or not).
Chairs and all participants
16:00-16:30SESSION 16

AfriSIG 2022 evaluation, practicum debrief and closing.
Anriette Esterhuysen and Sheetal Kumar Adil Sulieman, Enrico Calandro / Alison Gillwald

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