Presentations | Registration and Information | Background | The AfIGF | The 5th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF)

The Secretariat of the AfIGF is hosted by the AUC in its Addis Ababa Headquarters, in Ethiopia. The Forum's website is on 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.