The Zambia IGF 2022 Remote Hub was successfully held by the Internet Society Zambia Chapter from 29 November to 1 December at the University of Zambia’s Christian Centre. The Hub was organized to follow live the IGF 2022 convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. About 20 participants attended the hub daily. Discussion topics covered cybersecurity, connectivity and accessibility, child safety online, digital literacy, and youth engagement in Internet governance.
Participants reflected the meeting as educative, enlightening, and interactive. 70% of the attendees were first-timers and actively asked questions. Following the success of the hub, the Internet Society Zambia Chapter received new members with requests to host IGF session. It has also decided to organize a Youth IGF in 2023 to accommodate increased interest and engagement of youth in Internet governance issues.