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.
Afrisig: un modelo a seguir sobre cómo enseñar gobernanza de internet en otros continentes
ticipar en la Escuela de Gobernanza de Internet de Africa (AfriSIG, por su sigla en inglés) significó para mí varios descubrimientos: que existiera una institución que durante siete años estuviera enseñando de manera organizada este tema complejo, fue la primera lección.
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African women face widening technology gap
Africa this year commemorated “Women’s Month”, as March is known in a number of countries, faced with the reality of a highly gendered digital divide. That such a situation seems set to persist serves as a reminder of the need
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By Daniel Mwesigwa At its founding, in the late 80s, the internet promised to democratize information, level uneven grounds, and the destroy barriers associated with distance, space, and time. Through promoting communication, coordination, integration at a pace and scale beyond
Artificial intelligence: Where is Africa in the conversation?
By Chenai Chair Africa continues to work towards addressing the internet access and use divide. However, we now need to find a seat at the table of emerging data-driven solutions. These technologies offer the potential to make life easier and
Internet governance and net neutrality
By Oyindamola Gbemisola Sogunro The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) defines internet governance as the development and application by governments, the private sector and civil society of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures and programmes that shape the evolution
Social media taxes and their impact on the digital economy
By Sandra Chimpala Negative. That’s the ultimate effect in one word! Social media taxes are taxes charged for the use of social media platforms. We have seen their implementation in a few African countries, including Uganda ($0.05 per day), Tanzania
Mainstreaming economics into ICT policy conversations in Africa
By Babatunde Okunoye Something historic happened by the Nile earlier this month. From 4-6 November 2018, at Corinthia Hotel Khartoum by the banks of that gargantuan and historic river which traverses the African continent, stakeholders from across the continent and
Reflections on my AfriSIG 2018 experience
When I was first accepted to join the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), I thought that it would be a dense, academic course, with