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INET Africa Regional Conference Abuja, Nigeria

The Internet Society held its INET Africa Conference on 4 May 2007 in conjunction with the AfriNIC 6 and AfNOG 8 meetings in Abuja, Nigeria.

The morning session focused on technical as well as policy aspects surrounding Internet standards development and applications, with special attention on security and efforts to fight unwanted traffic on the Internet. The afternoon session included an open discussion on Internet governance issues of importance to the continent in preparation for the IGF Meeting in Rio de Janeiro later this year.

The detailed summary of the conference outputs is available here.

The report on the findings from the Internet governance session can be found here (PDF: 21KB)

AfNOG/AfriNIC/INET/AfTLD 2007 Meetings Streaming


08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Welcoming remarks ISOC Nigerian Chapter
09:10 - 09:50 ISOC regional Bureau Update, Dawit Bekele.
Document (PDF: 94KB
09:50 - 10:10 Discussions
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 10:50 Intro/Update to IETF and Report on ISOC Fellowship Program
10:50 - 12:30 Technical Educational sessions
  1. How to address unwanted traffic on the Internet (speaker: Loa Andersson, Acreo AB, Sweden, IAB member)
    Background reading
    Presentation (PDF: 386KB)
  2. Framework for Cybersecurity in Nigeria
    (speaker: Basil Udotai, Director, Directorate for Cybersecurity (DfC) Office of the National Security Adviser, Nigeria)
    Document (PDF: 52KB)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


Internet Governance Session

14:00 - 15:00

State of play in Internet governance

  • Introduction
  • Review of status of IGF preparations for Rio
  • Review of African IG initiatives - Cairo initiative, others
  • Discussion

Speech by Dawit Bekele (PDF: 14KB)

Nii Quaynor (Moderator), AfNOG
Dawit Bekele; ISOC African Regional Bureau
Yusuf Kazaure, Galazy Backbone
Adiel Akplogan CEO, AfriNIC
Pierre Dandjinou UNDP

Findings from the Internet Society’s (PDF: 27KB)

15:00 - 16:15

Expert session on Access

Physical access and enabling environments (IXPs, technologies, interconnection costs, regulation), individual and institutional capacity building (access to access, skills building)

Pierre Dandjinou (Moderator), UNDP
Mike Jensen, Independent Consultant. Doc. (PDF:49KB)
Michuki Mwangi, KENIC
Nii Quaynor, AfNOG
Titi Akinsanmi, Global Teenager Project Doc. PDF: 22KB)

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee
16:30 - 17:15

IG priorities for Africa (open moderated discussion)

Identification of top issues to be communicated/worked up to and during the Internet Governance Forum in Rio.

17:15 - 17:30

Moderator wrap-up, conclusions.