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 take place in Zanzibar from 11 to 16 October 2018. It will be preceded by a workshop presented by the Internet Society's Collaborative Governance Project which will start on the evening of 9th October. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, AfriSIG will not, as is usually the case, precede and be co-located with the African Internet Governance Forum.
The School is structured as a five-day intensive learning and knowledge-sharing event which covers:
- An overview of internet governance concepts, issues and institutions
- Internet architecture, infrastructure, standards and protocols and management of internet names and numbers
- Internet governance and social issues: gender, human rights and development
- Cybersecurity, multistakeholder approaches and emerging issues in internet governance such as algorithms and the internet of things.
The highlight of the school is a practicum in which participants have to tackle an actual internet-related policy challenge and come up with an agreed solution or statement.
AfriSIG 2018 fellows
The selection panel (made up of alumni) selected people who have relevant work experience and/or involvement in Internet governance of ICT policy and regulation and who have the potential to make meaningful contributions to strengthening internet governance in Africa, and African voices in internet governance globally. The process was extremely competitive and we regret that we could only accommodate 35 people from among more than 180 deserving finalists. Read more about the 2018 fellows here.