A practicum is a course of study for a particular set of people which is designed to give them supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied theory. They make use of the knowledge and skills they have learned or are learning. The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) also includes this practical hands-on component. It runs throughout the duration of the school and culminates in a mock international multistakeholder meeting which has to take a decision related to the practicum topic of that particular year.
Participants in the AfriSIG 2022 from all stakeholder groups will collaborate to produce an output document that reflects their perspectives, discussions and learnings on African needs and priorities with regard to capacity building in cybersecurity. In particular, participants will try and reach consensus on responses to the guiding questions taken from the letter from Mr. Burhan Gafoor, chair of the United Nations Open–Ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (OEWG) of 22 June 2022.
Read this year’s practicum outline here.