2020 African Chapters Advocacy Meeting (Online)

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Day 1: Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Internet Society focus areas and 2020 projects: What, Why and How

13:00 – 13:15

Meet and greet

- Participants connect and greet

- Intro Video

Facilitators: Victor Ndonnang, Community Engagement Manager - Africa, and Israel Nyoh, Communications and Outreach Manager - Africa
13:15 – 14:00

Session 1: Opening Session

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Dawit Bekele, Regional Vice-President, Africa

Quick overview of the Chapters workshop/meeting: Christine Saegesser Baethge, Senior Director Chapters and Individual Members

Overview of the Internet Society’s strategy 2025 and 2020 Action Plan
Working with Chapters and individual members to build, promote and defend the Internet: Joyce Dogniez, Vice-President, Community Engagement

Opening Remarks:
- Wadzanai Ndlovu, Chapter Advisory Council, Member of the Program Committee
- Maimouna Diop, Member of the Internet Society Board of Trustees

Facilitators: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni, Project Director, Training and e-Learning, and Victor Ndonnang
14:00 – 14:50

Session 2: Grow and Strengthen the Internet

Introduction (5 minutes)

Breakout Room 1: Growing the Internet (35 minutes)
Build and expand the Internet to those who don’t have it yet and need it the most: Why? What can we do together?

Presenter: Jane Coffin, Senior Vice President, Internet Growth
Facilitator: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni

Breakout Room 2: Strengthening the Internet (35 minutes)
Security and trustworthiness are preconditions to the Internet’s use and growth: Why? What can we do together?

Presenter: Joseph (Joe) Lorenzo Hall, Senior Vice President, Strong Internet
Facilitator: Victor Ndonnang

Recap Breakout rooms (10 minutes)
- Key takeaways from Sessions 2 and 3
- Synergies between Growing and Strengthening the Internet

Facilitators: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni and Victor Ndonnang
14:55 – 15:45

Parallel Sessions: Community Networks & Internet Way of Networking

Session 3 (Parallel): Connecting the unconnected in Africa: Case of Community Networks
Engaging and interactive session on our Community Networks Project (building, championing and advocating for Community Networks in Africa)

Presenters: Max Stucchi, Regional Technical Advisor - Europe, and Juan Peirano, Senior Policy Advisor
Facilitator: Israel Nyoh

Session 4: (Parallel): Engaging and Interactive session on our Internet Way of Networking Project
Presentation and discussions on the Critical properties of the Global Internet

Presenters: Katie Watson Jordan, Senior Policy Advisor, and Carl Gahnberg, Senior Policy Advisor
Facilitator: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni
15:45 – 16:00

Session 5 (Joint Session) Wrap Up of Day 1

- Reports of Break sessions, takeaways, etc.
- Quiz
- Relationship building
- Fun activities
- Quick survey

Facilitator: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni

Day 2: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Internet Society focus areas and 2020 projects: What, Why and How (Continued)

13:00 – 13:10

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

Facilitator: Victor Ndonnang
13:10 – 13:55

Session 2: Understanding our “Measuring the Internet” project and how chapters can support

- Preview of the Internet Society Insights platform
- Use cases of Internet Measurements & Resiliency in Africa
- Internet Shutdowns experiences

Presenters: David Belson, Senior Director, Internet Research and Analysis, Mat Ford, Technology Program Manager, and Kevin Chege, Director, Internet Development
Facilitator: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni
13:55 – 14:00

Break

14:00 – 14:45

Session 3: Understanding our “Encryption” project and how chapters can support

Interactive with spotlight on trainees of the global Chapter training program

Presenters: Jeff Wilbur, Senior Director, Online Trust, Ryan Polk, Senior Policy Advisor, and Robin Wilton, Director, Internet Trust
Facilitator: Victor Ndonnang
14:45 – 14:50

Short Break

14:00 – 14:45

Session 4: Understanding our “Open Standards Everywhere” project and how chapters can support

Presenters: Dan York, Director, Web Strategy & Project Lead, Open Standards Everywhere
Facilitator: Israel Nyoh
15:35 – 16:00

Session 5: Wrap Up of Day 2

- Quiz
- Relationship building
- Fun activities
- Quick survey

Facilitators: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni and Victor Ndonnang

Day 3: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Chapter Development

13:00 – 13:15

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

Presentation of the results of the survey on Chapter development and sustainability

Facilitator: Victor Ndonnang
13:15 – 14:00

Session 2: Internet Society Ecosystem

- Overview of the Internet Society Structure (Chapters, ISOC Board of Trustees, Chapter Advisory Council (ChAC), etc.)
- Overview of the tools and resources for Chapters
- Overview of the Internet Society Foundation and funding opportunities
- Q&A

Presenters: Victor Ndonnang, Wadzanai Ndlovu, Ilda Simao, Senior Chapter Grants Advisor, ISOC Foundation
Facilitator: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni
14:00 – 14:45

Session 3: How successful Grant Application and Project Management contribute to the development of your Chapter?

Presenter: Ilda Simao
Facilitator: Victor Ndonnang

Break

14:45 – 15:40

Session 4: How good Communications, Branding and Storytelling support the development of your Chapter?

Presenters: Kristi Mason, Senior Director, Brand Communications, Beth Gombala, Senior Manager, Brand Communications, and Israel Nyoh
Facilitator: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni
15:40 – 16:00

Session 5: Wrap Up of Day 3

- Quiz
- Relationship building
- Fun activities
- Quick survey

Facilitators: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni and Victor Ndonnang

Day 4: Friday, 25 September 2020
Chapter Sustainability

13:00 – 13:15

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

Facilitator: Victor Ndonnang
13:15 – 14:05

Parallel Sessions: Governance Structure and Funding

Session 2 (Parallel): Chapter Sustainable Governance Structure

Presenter: Sabrina Wilmot, Consultant, Chapter Governance
Facilitator: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni
Chapter stories: Ghana Chapter, Senegal

Session 3 (Parallel): Diversification of Funding’s sources for Chapter

Presenters: Sally Harvey, Director, Organization Members, Europe and Africa, and Kara Niles, Director, Partnerships

Facilitator: Victor Ndonnang
14:10 – 15:00

Session 4 (Joint): How to ensure Chapter Sustainability?

- Notes sharing from Parallel Sessions
- Open interactions
- Key takeaways: Ensure Chapter’s sustainability

Facilitators: Victor Ndonnang and Esther Mwiyeria Kioni
15:05 – 15:35

Session 5: Closing Session

- Key takeaways of the Meeting
- Post-meeting activities recap
- Digital certificates and virtual group photo
- Closing remarks: Christine Saegessar Baethge

Facilitators: Victor Ndonnang and Esther Mwiyeria Kioni
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Time

13:00 – 16:00 UTC

Tuesday 22 September 2020 –

Friday 25 September 2020

Location

Online

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