Internet Society to Partner with Economic Community of West African States to Promote an Open, Trusted Internet Thumbnail
Growing the Internet 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 Vice President - 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.

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

Related articles

Growing the Internet 7 December 2022

Indigenous Connectivity: Five Bold Calls to Action

Here are the key takeaways and calls to action from the Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2022—with an emphasis on decolonization...

Growing the Internet 21 November 2022

LEO Satellites for Internet—Why the Next Two Years Are Critical

Can low Earth orbit satellites that provide Internet access help close the digital divide, or will they create more...

Community Networks 17 November 2022

Supporting Indigenous Connectivity in Canada

We’re partnering with the National Research Council of Canada to work with Indigenous communities in Ontario and Northwest Territories...