Community and Governance Events
Internet Governance in Africa
Report from INET Abuja, Nigeria, 4 May 2007
The Internet Society and "Sociétés de l'information" worked together to cover the discussion of Internet Governance during the INET conference in Abuja, Nigeria that took place alongside the AfriNIC-6 and AFNOG-8 meetings. The event, led by Dawit Bekele, head of ISOC's regional bureau for Africa, involved more than 100 representatives from civil society, governments, telecommunications and Internet companies, and members of the academic community and regional operators.
Internet Governance Issues were discussed during three sessions which included the state of play in Africa and internationally, issues related to access, and an open discussion of priorities for Africa.
Throughout the event, speakers and participants focused on priorities for Africa that will help guide future Internet Governance discussions in Africa and the preparatory work for the upcoming Internet Governance Forum in Rio in November 2007.