Arsene has been participating in Internet Governance (IG) discussions since 2011. He is a Co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) and representing the group at the Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG). He served as the Chair of the NomCom that selected the CSCG endorsed civil society (CS) candidates for the MAG 2018 and have been part of previous NomComs for previous CSCG MAG endorsements. Arsene has his roots as a civil society actor, advocating for the perspectives of this stakeholder group in various spaces.
He has been associated with organizations such as the Internet Society (as an Ambassador to the IGF in 2016 and 2017), APC (through the African School on IG that he took in 2016, as well as heading Rudi International, a nonprofit which is an APC network member), ICANN (as a member of the GNSO Council, representing the Non Commercial Stakeholders Group), to name just those. These all have helped him acquire a broad understanding of the IG ecosystem, and put him in a position to understand the needs of CS as a group in the IG sphere.
Arsene is Co-founder and Executive Director of Rudi International, a nonprofit working in the areas of capacity building, research and advocacy in the ICT sector. Based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the organization has been active in supporting the ICT policy sector in the country and advocating for ICT legislations that are Internet freedom friendly across the African region.