The AfIGF

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The Secretariat of the AfIGF is hosted by the AUC in its Addis Ababa Headquarters, in Ethiopia. The Forum's website is on http://afigf.org/. The 5th AfIGF conference will be jointly organized by AUC and ECA.

Main Objectives of AfIGF

AfIGF aims to be a platform for an inclusive multilateral, multi-stakeholder and multilingual discussion on issues pertinent to the Internet in Africa in general and Internet Governance issues in particular. Specific objectives include:

  • To increase awareness and build capacity on Internet Governance for African users to ensure that all stakeholders are well prepared for contribution and interaction.
  • To ensure that the concerns of Africa are taken into account in the IGF process.
  • To put in place a coordinated African process for dealing with Internet governance issues on the continent.
  • To strengthen the multi-stakeholder dialogue model for Internet Governance in Africa through regional and national forums.
  • To ensure a multi-stakeholder representation of all parts of the continent.
  • To ensure that all the countries are part of the regional processes and launch/strengthen their national processes.
  • To facilitate national and regional exchanges and interactions between countries and regions in continent.
  • To facilitate the participation of African stakeholders in AfIGF and other appropriate regional and national Internet Governance Forums.
  • To promote access to information and knowledge.
  • To promote content development and use of African languages in the cyberspace.

The AfIGF Bureau

The AfIGF bureau is composed of the 5 current conveners of the regional IGF or their designates.