Africa Internet Summit 2020 (AIS’20) Online

The Internet Society was proud to join the Africa Internet Summit (AIS), an annual regional multi-stakeholder conference focusing on Internet Technology.

This year’s summit took place virtually from 14-18 September and showcased important ideas and innovations around the Internet technology and Internet sector in Africa.

Internet Society Activities @AIS

At AIS, the Internet Society participated in several sessions where we talked about our work, in particular about Internet measurement and Infrastructure and Community Development. The Internet Society also used the Summit to introduce itself to the African technical community for the first time.


11 September 2020, 11:40-12:10 UTC
Newcomers session: The Internet Society’s work in bringing the Internet to everyone Israel Bionyi, Communications and Outreach Manager – Africa 

14 September 2020, 09:10-09:20 UTC
Goodwill message – Andrew Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer

14 September 2020, 11:00 – 11:15 UTC
Technical Presentation: The Internet Society Foundation: Overview and new Programs of interest to Africa – Sarah Armstrong, Executive Director, Internet Society Foundation 

14 September 2020, 11:15 – 11:30 UTC
An Introduction to the Measuring the Internet Project – Mat Ford, Technology Program Manager, David Belson, Senior Director of Internet Research and Analysis, and Kevin Chege, Director of Internet Development

14 September 2020, 12:00-13:00 UTC
A Panel on the “Future of the AfNOG” – Michuki Mwangi, Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development

15 September 2020, 11:00-11:50 UTC 
AF* Secretariat Updates session – Dawit Bekele, Regional Vice President – Africa 

Date and Time

Monday 14 September 2020 –

Friday 18 September 2020