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The 5th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF2016)

The Government of South Africa has agreed to host the 5th conference of the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF2016) from 16-18 October 2016 in eThekwini, Kwazulu Natal, Durban.

The Conference will deliberate among other major themes on:

  • Inclusive development and the Digital transformation of Africa, and
  • Internet Governance in Africa: Building a gender balanced and truly inclusive multi-stakeholder model.

The South African Government and the African IGF Secretariat co-hosted by the AUC and ECA are looking forward to your active participation in the preparatory process and in receiving all of you in Durban.

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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. More on AXIS....

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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

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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).