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?
Is the future of the internet in Africa fractured?
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
AfriSIG 2018: Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity
By Harira Adbulrahman Wakili Harira Adbulrahman Wakili, at AfriSIG My interest in internet governance issues was sparked when I coordinated a project on internet access for women in northern Nigeria in 2016 with the ultimate goal of bridging gender digital
Gender, culture and internet governance: A ‘cat among the pigeons’ moment at AfriSIG 2018
By Sheena Magenya Sheena Magenya facilitating a session at AfriSIG 2018 No matter how many times I sit in a space that is reflecting on, learning from or critiquing issues around gender, I am always both pleased and flummoxed
Taking forward the lessons from AfriSIG
Rebecca Ryakitimbo during AfriSIG 2018 I have wanted to attend the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) ever since I participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as an ISOCYouth@IGF fellow last year. It was through this formative experience
École Africaine sur la gouvernance de l’internet 2018
La 6e École africaine sur la Gouvernance de l’Internet (AfriSIG) qui se tient à Zanzibar en Tanzanie du 11 au 16 octobre 2018, réunit trente-cinq apprenants et une vingtaine d’encadreurs, experts et personnes ressources. L’AfriSIG est un cours intensif annuel