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History of the Internet in Africa: African institutions and Internet Governance

African institutions and Internet Governance
 

Some champions have started organizing various stakeholders since the INET meetings (from 1993) Internet Society as we can see in the table below:

Description

Membership

Funding

Coordination

African Networking symposium

African institutions

ISOC conference

Nii Quaynor

African Internet Group

Isoc Workshop alumni, ISOC conference attendees

ISOC largely

Shem Oshuodo

Pierre Dandjinou

AfriNIC

Companies and ISPs

Registry Services

Alan Barret

AFTLD

African ccTLD adminitrators

Domain registratation

Nii Quaynor

AC

African ISOC chapters

Chapters

Membership dues

Karek Kamel

ASISP

Internet Service Providers

ISPs

Membership fees

Bessie Saidi

AFNOG

Operators Groups

CcTLDs, ISPs, CIXs, Operators

Membership dues + Fees

Charles Musisi

AISI

African Information Society Initiative

Government

UNECA

Nancy Hafkin

Makane Faye

 

Recently efforts have been put together to better help the continent in regards to improve  DNS security and Internet security in general.

Alain Aina has been playing an important role in DNS security and also representing the continent by being one of the  crypto officer for ICANN.

Michuki Mwangi  is active in participating in IETF and  also working  in the implementation of Internet Exchange Points on the continent.

Jean-Robert Hountomey is co-ordinating the Computer Emergency Response Teams in Africa with AfricaCert.

African Internet user's voice is also carried by AfrALO which is approved by ICANN in 2007.  Fatimata Seye Silla is the Chair of this group.
 

African ECOSYSTEM  evolution

  • AFNOG: African Network Operators Group
  • AFTLD: African Top Level  Domain Organization
  • AFRISPA: African ISP Association
  • AFGWG:  African Government Working Group
  • AFPIF:
  • AFREN: African Research and Education Networks
  • AFRINIC: African Network Information Center

AFNOG WORKHOPS http://www.afnog.org/previous.php

The African Network operators group (AFNOG) has been organizing a technical workshop to train network technician and engineers. The table below indicates workshops dates and location.

AFNOG 2000

Cape Town, South Africa

30 April – 5 May, 2000

AFNOG 2001

Accra, Ghana

5th May – 13th May 2001

AFNOG 2002

Lome, Togo

5th May – 14th May, 2002

AFNOG 2003

Kampala,Uganda

8th June – 15th June 2003

AFNOG 2004

Dakar, Senegal

16th May – 21st May, 2004

AFNOG 2005

Maputo, Mozambique

17th April – 22nd April 2005

AFNOG 2006

Nairobi, Kenya

7th May – 17th May 2006

AFNOG 2007

Abuja, Nigeria

23rd April – 4th May 2007

AFNOG 2008

Rabat, Morocco

24th May – 06th June, 2008

AFNOG 2009

Cairo, Egypt

10th May – 22nd May 2009

AFNOG 2010

Kigali,Rwanda

23rd May – 4th June 2010

AFNOG 2011

Dar Es Salam, Tanzania

29th May – 10th June, 2011

AFNOG 2012

Serekunda, Gambia

06th May – 18th June 2012

 

Afrinic meetings (http://www.afrinic.net/en/community/afrinic-events/events-archive)

Meeting

Date (yyyy-dd-mm)

Country

AFRINIC-17

2012,  24 – 29 November

Khartoum, Sudan

AFRINIC-16

2012, 12-18 May

Serekunda, The Gambia

AFRINIC-15

 2011, 19 - 25 November

 Yaounde, Cameroon

AFRINIC-14

2011, 4-10 June

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

AFRINIC-13

2010, 20-26 Nov

Johannesbourg, South Africa

AFRINIC-12

2010, 23 May - 3 June

Kigali, Rwanda

AFRINIC-11

2009, 21-27 Nov

Dakar, Senegal

AFRINIC-10

2009, 10 May - 21 May

Cairo, Egypt

AFRINIC-9

2008, 22-28 Nov

Mauritius

AFRINIC-8

2008, 24 May - 6 June

Rabat, Morrocco

AFRINIC-7

2008, 28 September

Durban, South Africa

AFRINIC-6

2009, 28 April - 01 May 2007

Abuja, Nigeria

AFRINIC-5

27 Nov - 01 December 2007

Mauritius

AFRINIC-4

13 - 17 May 2006

Nairobi, Kenya

AFRINIC-3

11 - 14 December 2005

Cairo, Egypt

AFRINIC-2

26 - 27 April 2005

Maputo, Mozambique

AFRINIC-1

22 - 23 May 2004

Dakar, Senegal

 

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