2018 African Chapters’ Advocacy Meeting

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Day 1: Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Community Networks Workshop “Connecting the Unconnected” (Day 1)

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00

Welcome and opening remarks

African Union Commission (AUC)
Internet Society (ISOC)
Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
10:00 – 10:30

Introduction to Community Networks (CNs)

An overview from around the world – Jane Coffin (ISOC)
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Status of Community Networks in Africa

Report: - Understanding Community Networks in Africa – Michuki Mwangi (ISOC)
13:30 – 14:00

Networking & Lunch

14:30 – 15:30

Africa Community Networks Presentations

Bosco Uganda (Gulu, Uganda)
Zenzeleni, (Eastern Cape, South Africa)
Fantsuam (Kafanchan, Nigeria - TBC)
PamojaNET (Idjwi, DRC)
Q & A
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Discussion and action points: Technical, Capacity and Sustainability development strategy for Africa

Michuki Mwangi (ISOC)
19:00 – 22:00

Welcoming diner

At Capital Hotel & SPA
Moderator: Marsema Tariku

Day 2: Wednesday, 20 June 2018

8:00 – 12:30 Community Networks Workshop “Connecting the Unconnected” (Day 2)
14:00 – 16:00 Engagement Meeting with the African Union Commission (AUC)
16:30 – 18:00 Community Building & Chapter Development

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:30

Policy Opportunities for CN Development in Africa

Carlos Rey-Moreno (APC)
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Discussion and action points

CN Policy development, collaboration and partnerships at International, Regional and sub-regional levels

Carlos Rey-Moreno (APC)
12:00 – 12:30

Closing Session – Way Forward

African Union Commission
Internet Society
12:30 – 14:00

Networking & Lunch

14:00 – 14:30

Engagement Meeting with the African Union Commission (AUC)
Welcome and Introduction

Moderator: AUC & Internet Society
14:30 – 15:00

Presentation of the African Union

Moderator: AUC
15:00 – 16:00

Presentation of PRIDA (Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa) project and opportunities of collaboration with Chapters

Moderator: AUC
16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:15

Community Building & Chapter Development

How to build and strengthen relationships between ISOC African Regional Bureau and Chapters?

How to improve the quarterly calls and other regional engagement calls?
17:15 – 18:00

Mentorship: Fellows learn more from each other, discuss shared interests, share experiences on chapter challenges and successes.

19:00 – 22:00

Social Event

At Yod Abyssinia

Moderator: Marsema Tariku

Day 3: Thursday 21 June 2018

Focus: Internet Society 2018 sustained and comprehensive campaigns

1. Innovating to connect the world (Community Networks Campaign)
2. Promoting collaborative Internet Governance (Internet Governance Campaign)
3. Securing the Internet of Things (IoT Campaign)
4. Strengthening the global routing system (MANRS Campaign)

08:00 – 09:00

Opening Session

Introduction of 2018 Fellows
Welcome remarks, African Union Commission
Welcome remarks, Internet Society African Regional bureau
Opening remarks, Internet Society Global
Group photo

Moderators/Panelists: Raul Echeberria, Dawit Bekele, Victor Ndonnang, Evelyn Namara
09:00 – 10:30

Advocacy Training Session

This session will provide Chapters’ representatives with skills and techniques for better advocacy at the local level.

Policy Advocacy Training
Community Advocacy Training

Moderators/Panelists: Carlos Rey-Moreno (APC), Evelyn Namara
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Campaigns Session

This session will present the ISOC’s 2018 Campaigns and how we can work together with our members, chapters and partners to achieve focused impact and #ShapeTomorrow Internet.

Introduction of ISOC’s 2018 Campaigns: Mobilizing our community and partners for Impact
Presentation of each Campaign by the regional Campaign leads, Q&A and how chapters can get involved and contribute

Moderator/Panelists: Evelyn Namara, Dawit Bekele, Michuki Mwangi, Kevin Chege
12:30 – 14:00

Networking & Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Break-out into Campaigns Session

In this session fellows will discuss and adopt concrete activities and projects that they can do with their respective chapters at the local level to support the ISOC’s 2018 Campaigns.

What can Chapters and members do to support ISOC’s 2018 Campaigns?

Fellows join one of the 4 campaigns groups, present their plans (canvas) prepared in advance, receive feedback from other fellows and regional campaign lead
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Concrete Post-meeting plan presentations: Concrete activities, projects, etc.

Moderators/panelists: Victor Ndonnang, Fellows
17:00 – 18:00

Campaign Resources Session

This session will discuss resources available to support chapters toward achieving their post-meeting plans

Internet Society Resources
Campaigns’ resources and documents
Online courses

Moderator: Victor Ndonnang
18:00 – 18:30

Closing Session

Wrap up
Fellows’ Testimonies.
Closing remarks, Internet Society, African Union Commission
Certificates Handover
18:30 – 20:30

Closing Cocktail

At Resto Gusto, AUC

Moderator: Marsema Tariku
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Tuesday 19 June 2018 –

Thursday 21 June 2018


African Union Commission (AUC) Old Conference Building

Meeting Room for all the sessions: Committee Room 1 (CR1)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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