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Growing the Internet 2 December 2014

It's A Wrap: AFriNIC-21

Betel Hailu
By Betel HailuManager, Organization Members Engagement

As you may know, AFRINIC-21 meeting was held in Ebene, Mauritius, from 22 to 28 November 2014 under the theme ”AFRINIC-21: A Decade of Open and Community-Driven Number Resource Management in Africa”.  

Attended by more than 255 participants, the different meetings held under AFRINIC-21 provided a unique opportunity for Internet-related individuals and organizations to get together and talk about the policies governing Internet number resource distribution in the African region while enhancing their technical knowledge through attending workshops land tutorials.

The event was also a good occasion for Internet Society, which was represented by Dawit Bekele, Kevin Chege and Jan Zorz, to participate in various meetings and discussions including the African Government Working Group (AfGWG) where the IANA Stewardship Transition process was presented and discussed with various participants from African governments.

ISOC’s presented the latest on the:

You can find these and the other presentations made at AfriNIC here

This year AfriNIC’s meeting was quite special since it was the last one before the founding CEO, Adiel Akplogan, leaves his position. During the meeting Adiel received numerous recognition from the community for his contribution in establishing and growing AFRINIC over the last 10 years. Adiel will be leaving AFRINIC at the beginning of 2015.

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