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Connecting the World 21 September 2016

Internet Society to Partner with Economic Community of West African States to Promote an Open, Trusted Internet

Dawit Bekele
By Dawit BekeleRegional Bureau Director, Africa

The Internet Society is teaming up with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to promote the benefits of the Internet to people throughout West Africa.

ECOWAS is a group of fifteen West African countries and it promotes economic integration across the region. The Internet Society will work with ECOWAS to encourage greater use of the Internet by people in West African through joint activities.

Dawit Bekele, Africa Regional Bureau Director for the Internet Society and Isaias Barreto da Rosa, ECOWAS Commissioner for Telecommunications and Information Technologies will be in Praia, Cape Verde on September 21 to announce this partnership during InterCommunity 2016, a global forum for the Internet Society’s 90,000+ worldwide members. Experts and members will come together through online events across the world for conversations on the issues that matter the most– connecting the unconnected and increasing trust in the Internet. Similar InterCommunity events will also be taking place in Africa in Maseru, Lesotho and Yaoundé Cameroon.

To take part in the InterCommunity Africa event, please visit the ICOMM16 website.

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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