“[G]ive her a room of her own and five hundred a year, let her speak her mind and leave out half that she now puts in, and she will write a better book one of these days.” “‘The poor
For the young person I was, under 25 years, attending the African School on Internet Governance and getting involved in the internet ecosystem in my country, as well as in the African region, was a dream that I will continue
The 2021 African Scool on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) has brought together actors from digital ecosystems worldwide. It has been a golden opportunity for me and my community as I have learnt about several topics on internet governance. I applied for
How did I make it to the AfriSIG 2021 fellow if I am not deserving (African child suffering from impostor syndrome)? From a networking engineering arena to internet governance, I had no idea I was about to go on an
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.
I have always been of the opinion that POLICY IS BORING, I say this every time I have the opportunity to be at gatherings where policy discussions, especially tech/internet policies are held and I also ask myself all of these times, what can I do to make these conversations more interesting to the people who the outcomes of these conversations will benefit the most?
The 2019 African Internet Governance Forum took place in N’Djamena, Chad, between 10-12 September, to much fanfare. Attending this continental event was a first for me, thanks to the African School on Internet Governance, which chose about 45 emerging internet leaders in the continent. I am humbled by this recognition.
From all the topics taught at the school, I was particularly fascinated by the topic “Internet governance and sustainable development, climate and the impact of the environment of digitalisation”. I was interested in understanding how internet governance should address sustainable development and a sustainable environment.
It is my hope that deliberations and inputs gathered during the panel discussion would form part of the continent’s report, especially notably the time paid in detailing Africa’s position in the digital economy.
How can accessibility in rural areas of Africa be improved? What are the challenges for women and girls in terms of internet access? How are internet shutdowns affecting African users? These are some of the issues that Josephine Militza, Sophie Ngassa and Amanda Manyame focus on, as African experts on internet access with a strong gender perspective.