Go back

No. 134 AIGF Meeting: Future of Internet & Perspective for Africa

AfIGF Secretariat


IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

IGF & The Future of the Internet Ecosystem


The African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) was launched on 30 September 2011, at a workshop organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) held during the 6th IGF in Nairobi, to act as 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. As stated in its terms of reference, the AfIGF shall meet every year at different venue in each region and at the IGF venue and wherever possible during Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) consultation which are held between two Internet Governance Forum.
In this workshop proposal, we address the major issues for the future of Internet in Africa. The issues we may address include:

1. Advances on the ICANN front
2. dotAfrica status and way forward
3. Changes at the AfIGF secretariat + working methods

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

Moctar Yedaly, African Union Commission
Anne Rachel Inne, AFRINIC
Pierre Danjiniou , ICANN Africa
Pierre Ouedraogo (OIF)
AfIGF Secretariat

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?


The link to the workshop report


Type of session

Group Word

Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#AfIGF , #security, #DNS, #access, #diversity

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

Moctar Yedaly, African Union Commission , Y
Anne Rachel Inne, AFRINIC, Y
Pierre Danjiniou , ICANN Africa , Y
Pierre Ouedraogo (OIF). Y
AfIGF Secretariat Reprentative, Y

Name of Moderator(s)

Auguste Yankee, AUC

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Mactar Seck, UNECA

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

A panel of discussants drawn from the UNECA, AUC, ICANN and AFRINIC will provide a short statement for ten-minutes each on the each issues to be followed by a fifty minutes open discussions and come up with possible recommendations on the way forward. ECA, AUC, Afrinic and partners will arrange for remote participation with prior announcement and sign-up to the session for participants who may not be able to physically present during IGF2014 and attend this meeting.

There will be live tweeting of the event from the @afrigf handle and participants will be welcome ton contribute either on the official webex platform or on Twitter.

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

There will be live tweeting of the event from the @afrigf handle and participants will be welcome ton contribute either on the official webex platform or on Twitter.

Background paper

No background paper provided

Brief substantive summary of the workshop and presentation of the main issues that were raised during the discussions

No information provided

Conclusions drawn from the workshop and possible follow up actions

No information provided

Estimation of the overall number of participants present at the workshop


Estimation of the overall number of women present at the workshop

all of the participants were women

Extent to that the workshop discuss gender equality and/or women’s empowerment

was one of the main theme of the workshop

A brief summary of the discussions in case that the workshop addressed issues related to gender equality and/or women’s empowerment

No information provided

Reported by

No information provided

Workshop transcript


Youtube video



No attachments provided

Go back