IGF 2023 WS #439 Ensuring the blossoming of vulnerable people online in Afric


Digital Divides & Inclusion
Gender Digital Divide

Organizer 1: Michel TCHONANG LINZE, 🔒CAPDA
Organizer 2: Marjorie Mudi Gege, Emerge Africa

Speaker 1: Eric Wiliam TCHONANG NGUEMNANG , Government, African Group
Speaker 2: Kopong Nadege, Government, African Group
Speaker 3: Patience LUYEYE NSANSI, Civil Society, African Group


Michel TCHONANG LINZE, Civil Society, African Group

Online Moderator

Liliane KOM, Civil Society, African Group


Marjorie Mudi Gege, Civil Society, African Group


Round Table - 60 Min

Policy Question(s)

A- There are laws on cybersecurity and consultations are underway to improve them. We are inspired by the Budapest and Malabo conventions.
B- For the time being, the Government has put in place a process of awareness raising and consultation. The resulting recommendations will help to better address this issue in collaboration with Interpol.
C- AI can enable the collection of real-time data that will facilitate decision-making by stakeholders, especially in insular or hard-to-reach areas.

What will participants gain from attending this session? Sharing experience
Development of a normative framework that helps protect gender online.
Engaging the participation and dynamics of vulnerable people in the process of digital inclusion
To enrich the reflection on models that can bring added value in the construction of the digital ecosystem.
Build strategies for digital empowerment of stakeholders.


In several of our countries, the convention on cybersecurity and data protection has not yet gained the expected momentum. Stakeholders are trying to mobilise with the aim of fostering the development of the digital sector, framed by regulations that take the consumer into account. Given the relevance of the exponential evolution of digital technology, there is a need to focus on a significant part of our society, namely the vulnerable. What provisions are being put in place for the development of digital women? Is there a gender charter for this development? Which actors can help governments to ensure the proper protection of these people online?
It is around these concerns that the resource persons, through case studies, will edify the audience with a view to a good understanding of the development and protection of women online.

Expected Outcomes

A normative framework that helps protect gender online
Popularisation of existing regulatory and legal texts
Capacity building of some stakeholders
Decision-makers take into account the concerns of vulnerable people

Hybrid Format: Thanks to the experiences gained since the Covid 19 period, we will draw on the best practices used at the time to make the hybrid meeting inclusive.
This will be characterised by the provision of a remote moderator who will manage the chat, the communication through the social network for a good participation, the organisation of the remote participants, individually or via the hub, finding possible solutions for people with disabilities on site or remotely.