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2019 African Chapters Advocacy Meeting

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Global perspective

In 2019, the Internet Society (ISOC) Chapter workshops/Advocacy-Meetings are our main vehicle to mobilize, strengthen and engage our Chapters and SIGs around our 2019/2020 focus areas and initiatives. We believe that these meetings represent a unique opportunity to define concrete roles for our Chapters/SIGs to work with us on our global initiatives, but create local impact: “Think global, act local.” It is also an opportunity to collect inputs from our regional community for future planning and priorities: “From Local to Global.”

Regional perspective

The 2019 African Chapters Advocacy Meeting will mobilize, empower and engage the African chapters’ representatives to advance the Internet Society 2019 focus areas and initiatives in the Africa region with a special focus on “Building Trust” (IoT Security Campaign, Privacy & Personal Data Protection, Encryption, User Trust and Internet Restrictions). The meeting will take place on 8-11 April 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia alongside an Internet of Things (IoT) Security engagement Workshop with the Africa Union Commission (AUC), the Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Regional Economic Commissions (RECs). This meeting is also an opportunity to build and strengthen relationships and connections with our Chapters and among chapters themselves.

The meeting will gather 30 fellows from 26 Internet Society African chapters (26 countries) and one global SIG (Internet of Things (IoT) SIG).

The meeting will be conducted in English and “English-French-English” interpretation will be available.

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Time

Monday 08 April 2019 –

Thursday 11 April 2019

Location

African Union Commission (AUC)

Meeting Room for all the sessions:
African Union Commission New Conference Center
Small Conference Hall 4

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

With the support of:

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