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All times are Western European Time (WET) which is the same as UTC.

Day 1  | Day 2 | Day 3 | 

Day 1: March 4th

TIME EVENT
08:00 – 08:45 AM

REGISTRATION AT THE VENUE 

09:00 - 9:30 AM

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME CEREMONY

Speakers: Dr Paulos Nyirenda (AfTLD), Dawit Bekele (ISOC) and Pierre Dandjinou (ICANN) 

Moderator: Barrack Otieno AfTLD

09:30 - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE

Keynote Topic: Building future partnerships for growth and development of the Africa Domain Name Industry.

Keynote Speakers: Akram Atallah (President Global Domains Division ICANN)

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Question and Answer Session

10:30 - 11:00 AM

TEA BREAK AND MEDIA UPDATE SESSION

11:00 - 13:00 PM

PROMOTING INTER CCTLD COOPERATION IN AFRICA

  • Infrastructure Sharing
  • Capacity Building
  • Research

Speakers: Sunday Folayan (NIRA), Neil Dundas (DNS Africa), Abdallah Omari (.Ke) and Hamza Aboulfeth (Genious).

Moderator: Prof Nii Quaynor – Ghana.com|Panel Session (1.5hrs)

13:00 - 14:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

14:00 - 15:30 PM

PROMOTING COOPERATION AMONG REGISTRIES, REGISTRARS AND REGISTRANTS

  • Building Strategic Partnerships
  • Exchange Programs
  • Marketing Strategies

Speakers: Lucky Masilela - ZACR , Abibu Ntahigiye (TZNIC), Ali Hussein ( ICANN Consultant) Ms Hamida Benlemih (ANRT).

Moderator: Mouhamet Diop (Kheweul) |Panel Session (1.5hrs)

15:30 - 16:00 PM

COFFEE BREAK  

16:00 - 17:30 PM

POLICY:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for ccTLDs, Registrars and Resellers

Speakers: Afaf El Mayaati (ANRT/.Ma), Dr . Paulos Nyirenda (.MW ccTLD), Abibu Ntahigiye (.TZ ccTLD) and Mouhamet Diop (Kheweul).

Moderator: Sunday Folayan (NIRA).

Day 2: March 5th

TIME EVENT
08:30 – 10:30 AM

INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES 

  • IDN

Speakers: Sarmad Hussain (ICANN), Tarik Merghani (.SD), Fahd Batayneh (ICANN)

Moderator: Pierre Ouedraogo (African Latin Panel)

10:30 - 11:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 13:00 PM

EMERGING TRENDS IN INFRASTRUCTURE, TRAINING, AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Infrastructure
  • Registry Platform sharing
  • Capacity Building
  • Incubation

Speakers: Neil Dundas (DNS PTY), Kevin Chege (Internet Society), Bob Ochieng (ICANN), Hamza Aboulfeth (Genious)

Moderator: Alex Corenthin (.SN)

13:00 - 14:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

14:00 - 15:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

  • DNS Tools
  • Internet Security tools
  • DNSSEC, IPv6 and DANE

Speakers: Dan York (ISOC)
Alain Aina, (ICANN consultant)
Choolwe Nalubamba (.ZM)
Simon Balthazar (.TZ)

Moderator: Yaovi Atohoun (ICANN)

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

  • DNS Abuse &
  • Technology Research

Speakers:
Karen Lentz Operations & Policy Research (ICANN)
Mark Elkins – (DNS Africa)
Prof. Nii Quaynor (Ghana.Com)

Moderator: Bob Ochieng ICANN

15:30 - 16:00 PM

TEA BREAK 

16:00 - 17:00 PM

FORMAL OPENING SESSION

Speakers: Dr. Paulos Nyirenda (President Africa Top Level Domains Organization)
Pierre Dandjinou (Vice President Stakeholder Engagement ICANN)
Dr. Dawit Bekele (Internet Society African Bureau)
Kathy Brown President and CEO Internet Society
Mr. El Mountassir Billah Azdine – Director General ANRT

Moderator: Mr. Abdelaziz Tib Director ANRT(.MA)

19:30 - 22:00 PM

GALA DINNER

Venue: HOTEL LA MAISON ARABE

HOSTED BY:ANRT lgo

Day 3: March 6th

TIME EVENT
08:30 - 9:30 AM

BUILDING FUTURE PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE AFRICA DOMAIN
NAME INDUSTRY

  • Case studies from the Middle East
  • Case Studies from Asia Pacific
  • Case Studies from Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Case Studies from Europe 

Speakers: Baher Esmat (ICANN), Leonid Todorov- (APTLD), 
Carolina Aguerre (LacTLD) and Peter Van Roste (CENTR)

Moderator: Barrack Otieno (AfTLD)

09:30 - 10:00 AM

MARKETING SESSION

  • Brand Positioning
  • Digital Marketing
  • Product Development 

Speakers: Hamza Aboulfeth - Genious, Giovanni Seppia (EURID) and
Andrew Mack (AM Global Consulting)

Moderator: Ali Hussein (Hussein & Associates)

10:30 - 11:00 AM

TEA BREAK

11:00 - 12:45 PM

EMERGING TRENDS IN DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM SECURITY

  • Business Continuity
  • Tracking the evolution of local hosting -Boosting ccTLD Growth
    through automation
  • Capacity Building
  • DNS Anycast in an African Context

Speakers: David Peal (DNS Africa), Jim Cowie (DYN), 
Clifford de Souza (Logic Boxes) and Mark Elkins (DNS)

Moderator: Mr. Michuki Mwangi (Internet Society African Bureau)

12:45 - 13:15 PM

WRAP UP AND NEXT MEETING

  • Organizing Committee

Speakers: Mr. Hicham Lahjomri – Director ANRT (.MA),
Dr. Paulos Nyirenda (President Africa Top Level Domains Organization)
Pierre Dandjinou (Vice President Stakeholder Engagement ICANN).

Moderator: Mr. Michuki Mwangi (Internet Society African Bureau)

13:15 - 14:15 PM

LUNCH BREAK

END OF THE 4TH AFRICAN DNS FORUM