Effects of COVID-19 on the African Internet

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The first exchange in the Virtual Peering Series – Africa looks at the Effects of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the African Internet space.

COVID-19 took the world by surprise and has significantly impacted almost every aspect of our society. From working from home, remote learning to everything we have accepted in the past few months as new life style norms.

This online session looks at how sectors such as public policy, technical operations, E-commerce, and collaboration platforms adaption to COVID-19 allowed the region to continue to function. The discussions, driven by experts from the Internet community will provide an interesting insight into the way the Internet operates.

Organized by the African IXP Association and the Internet Society, The Virtual Peering Series – Africa is a collection of online events that will highlight and analyze key issues and recent developments in Africa’s Internet ecosystem. The Series has been developed by the AfPIF Program Committee and event organizers.

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Date and Time

13:00 – 14:30 UTC

Tuesday 01 September 2020

Location

Online

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