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AfIGF 2019 Concluded Successfully in N'Djamena

The 8th Meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum successfully concluded in N'Djamena, Chad, 12 September 2019.

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The Government of Chad has graciously agreed to host the 2019 Meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF-VIII). It will be held in N'Djamena from 10-12 September 2019.

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Award in recognition of Internet development

The African IGF ended on 12th September in Ndjamena, Chad with an award ceremony by the African Union, the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Government of Chad to recognize the contribution in Internet development of:

- Ridha Guellouz of Tunisia. He has proposed in 1998 at the Indianapolis ITU Plenipotentiaries Conference convening of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Since then he has been at the forefront of WSIS and IGF worldwide and in Africa and the Arab world.

- Makane Faye, retired staff of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa & Moctar Yedaly of the African Union. They have established the African Internet Governance Forum and have been running it successfully since its inception despite all odds. Moreover they have strengthened existing partnerships and enlisted new partners and more African countries and RECs in the Internet governance process.

Le Forum africain sur la gouvernance de l'Internet s’est terminé le 12 septembre a Ndjamena par une cérémonie de remise de prix de l’Union Africaine, de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique et du Gouvernement tchadien pour la contribution au développement d’Internet à :

- Ridha Guellouz de Tunisie. Il a proposé en 1998 à la Conférence des plénipotentiaires de l'UIT à Indianapolis de convoquer le Sommet mondial sur la société de l'information (SMSI). Depuis lors, il est à l'avant-garde du SMSI et du FGI dans le monde, en Afrique et dans les pays arabes.

- Makane Faye, retraité de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique et Moctar Yedaly de l'Union Africaine. Ils ont mis en place le Forum africain sur la gouvernance de l’Internet et le coordonnent avec succès depuis sa création, malgré les appréhensions de toutes sortes des uns et des autres. En outre, ils ont renforcé les partenariats existants et emmené de nouveaux partenaires et plus de pays africains et de CERs dans le processus de gouvernance de l'Internet.

Composition of AfIGF MAG 2019-2020

African IGF Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (AfIGF-MAG) Members for 2019-2020

AU Declaration on Internet Governance

AU Summit held in Kigali in January 2018 has officially adopted the African Union Declaration on Internet Governance. PDF

Draft Charter of the AfIGF

Draft Charter of the African Internet Governance Forum

African Internet Exchange System (AXIS)

The African Internet Exchange System project aims to keep Africa’s internet traffic local by providing capacity building & technical assistance to facilitate the establishment of Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Exchange Points in Africa. Having regard to relevant AU decisions related to the African Internet Exchange System project, the African Union Commission signed an agreement with the Lead Financier (Luxembourg Development Agency) to support implementation of the African Internet Exchange System project funded by the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and the Government of Luxembourg.

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IGF

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet.

For more information on IGF please visit http://www.intgovforum.org

MAG Chair's blog

Welcome to the African Internet Governance Forum

The African Internet Governance space has gone through different phases through the WSIS process with regional meetings held from 2002 to 2005 in Bamako, Accra, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Johannesburg, Douala and Tunis. Within the global IGF initiative, Africa has hosted IGF in Egypt (2009) and in Kenya (2011).