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African Chapters Advocacy Meeting 2017

Kigali Marriott Hotel
Kigali, Rwanda
7-10 May 2017

The Internet Society (ISOC) Chapters Advocacy Meeting is part of the ISOC's initiative dedicated to build and strengthen our community of chapters and members. The meeting brings together Chapter representatives (leaders and members) to discuss Internet related issues/policies, share ideas, knowledge, content and experiences, but also to learn advocacy techniques in order to be a strong advocate of an O open, secure and trusted Internet in their respective countries and regions. The meeting is also an opportunity to discuss Chapter development related issues.

The 2017 Chapters Advocacy Meeting in Kigali will discuss "Internet for Education" and "Digital Economy" and provide chapters with knowledge and advocacy techniques to boost these areas of Internet development in their respective countries and regions. The meeting will be conducted in English and French.

This chapter meeting will take place alongside an important ISOC's event which is the Africa Regional Internet Development Dialogue. Learn more...


Norbert Komlan GLAKPE, ISOC Togo Chapter

Chair/President of ISoc Togo Chapter
Internet Citizen | I believe in ICT4Dev | I trust in FOSS | Internet Governance Evangelist | Fostering Education


Ida Ng'ang'a, ISOC Kenya Chapter

Internet ambassador|Mentor|Outreach Chair @ISOC_Kenya|Govt Adviser on ICT Policy|Recipient African Leadership Top Award|Founder @FemhubAfrica @yngwomenleaders


Simba Machiridza, ISOC Zimbabwe Chapter

environmentalist, Bitcoin enthusiast and a lawyer by training


Liliane Kom, ISOC Cameroon Chapter

SM |Open Internet Technology Enthusiast | Board member & CM at @isoc_Cameroon |Empower women in tech | Online Customer experience specialist


Lang Loum, ISOC Gambia Chapter

Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of The Gambia. I am also serving as the vice chair ISOC Gambia Chapter

Twitter: @langloum

Royden (Thato) Mfikwe, ISOC South Africa Gauteng Chapter

President of ISOC Gauteng, South Africa & founder board member of Soweto Wireless User Group (SOWUG).

Twitter: @mfikwet16

Bapindié OUATTARA, ISOC Burkina Faso Chapter

Enseignant Université Ouaga II
Chef du Département Système d’Information et Numérique (DSIN)
Doctorant en technologie éducative de la Chaire UNESCO Francophonie et révolution des savoirs
Conseiller en intégration pédagogique des TIC


Lillian Achomo, ISOC Uganda Chapter

Information Systems | Program Coordinator | Loves The Internet & Technology | Entrepreneur & Founder of | Loves Comedy

Aboul Hassane Cisse, ISOC Mali Chapter

Informaticien de formation, Fondateur de sBs (StartUp Informatique) et Co-fondateur de #SankoréLabs (Centre d’incubation et Coworking) à Tombouctou. Promoteur et défenseur des Logiciels Libres et de l’#Internet. Bloggeur sur le sujet Technologique.
Twitter :


Secrétaire général et formateur d'isoc Tchad
Consultant en Tic et développement durable au ministère de l'environnementm et de la pêche.

Twitter : td_imrane

Ahmath Bamba MBACKE, ISOC Senegal Chapter

Lecturer Ecole Superieure Polytechnique /Universite Cheikh Anta DIOP. Twitter: @khadim210

Kodzo Gadzekpo (Marcus) ADOMEY, ISOC Ghana Chapter

Chair ISOC Ghana Chapter and founding member of Ghana NOC. Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Jean de Dieu Benda NKURUNZIZA, ISOC Rwanda Chapter

James NDAHAYO, ISOC Rwanda Chapter

Fabrice DUKUZE, ISOC Rwanda Chapter
Eric NDAYISENGA, ISOC Rwanda Chapter
Nicolas BERWA NDAHIMANA, ISOC Rwanda Chapter

Draft Agenda

Day 0: Sunday, 7 May 2017


Fellows and ISOC Staff meet and great.

17:00 – 17:30

Welcome and Introductions – Setting the scene:   Overview of the Week: What to expect.

Moderators: Dawit Bekele, Joyce Dogniez, Victor Ndonnang

17:30 – 18:30

Internet Society Updates

-       ISOC African Regional Bureau Updates

-       Internet Society New Visual Identity

-       Internet Society 25th Anniversary Celebration Updates

-       Internet’s Future Project

-       Support, Development and Engagement tools for Chapters

-       ISOC Beyond the Net Funding Programme

Moderators: Joyce Dogniez, Victor Ndonnang, Betel Hailu

Working Diner

18:30 – 21:00

Fellows and ISOC staff take diner while continuing the conversation on what to expect during the week: Fellows participation in the Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue (RIDD) and the Chapter Advocacy Meeting Day.

Day 1: Monday, 8 May 2017

Fellows Morning Meeting

8:00 – 8:30

Presentation of the day and expectations

Moderator: Joyce Dogniez, Victor Ndonnang

Regional Internet Development Dialogue (RIDD), Day1

9:00 – 17:00

Active participation in the RIDD (see RIDD Agenda)

17:00 – 17:30

Free Time, Relax

17:30 – 18:30

Debrief of RIDD day 1: Fellows share and discuss their takeaways of the day regarding Internet for Education and Internet Economy.

Moderators:  Constance Bommelaer, Dawit Bekele, Joyce Dogniez

18:30 – 19:00

Recap and way Forward.

Moderator: Victor Ndonnang

Day 2: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Fellows Morning Meeting

8:00 – 8:30

-       Summary of the Day1

-       What to expect during the day2

Moderator: Carl Gahnberg, Victor Ndonnang.

Regional Internet Development Dialogue (RIDD), Day2

9:00 – 17:00

Active participation in the RIDD (see RIDD Agenda)

17:00 – 17:30

Free Time, Relax

17:30 – 18:30

Debrief of RIDD day 2: Fellows share and discuss their takeaways of the day.  Moderators:  Constance Bommelaer, Carl Gahnberg,

18:30 – 19:00

Recap and of the two RIDD’s days and way Forward.

Moderator: Dawit Bekele, Joyce Dogniez

Day 3: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Chapters Advocacy Workshop

Topics: Digital Economy, Internet for Education. What roles can Chapters play?

Welcome and Introduction

8:00 – 8:30

This session will focus on introducing the day and what to expect.

-       Welcome remark, Chair ISOC Rwanda Chapter

-       Introduction and presentation of the Workshop

Moderators: Joyce Dogniez, Dawit Bekele, Victor Ndonnang

Session 1: Advocacy Training

8:30 – 11:30

This session aims to provide fellows with skills, knowledge and techniques to advocate for better use of the Internet to boost the economic development and Education in their respective countries.

8:30 – 9:30

Advocacy training: Theory and concept

Moderators: Carl Gahnberg, Alice Munyua

9:30 – 10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:00

Advocacy Training: Practical skills sharing (KICTANet experience)

Moderators: Alice Munyua

11:00- 11:30

Recap and way forward

Moderators:  Carl Gahnberg, Alice Munyua, Dawit Bekele

11:30 – 12:00

This session will present the Wikipedia Education Program and opportunities for chapters to use Wikipedia and other Wikimedia tools to develop local content and Education.

Moderator:  Tighe Flanagan, Senior Manager Wikipedia Education Program, WikiMedia

12:00 – 14:00


Session 2: Groups discussions and Action Plan

14:00 – 17:30

This session will allow fellows to work in groups to develop a concrete Action plan based on the advocacy techniques learned, and content of the RIDD discussed over the last 2 days as well as the Chapter/Chapter members’ interest and resources. The action should focus on activities/projects to develop the Internet economy and education locally.  

14:00 – 15:30

Fellows Group work on development of action plans (Internet Economy and Internet for Education)

Moderators: ISOC Staff.

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00

Presentation of Action Plans by Fellows and discussions

Moderators: ISOC Staff

18:00 – 18:30

Wrap up: All day recap and orientations

Moderators: Dawit Bekele, Joyce Dogniez

18:30 – 19:00

Certificates handover – End of the Workshop.

Moderator: Victor Ndonnang

19:00 –

Free Time, Relax, Visit of Kigali under the supervision of ISOC Rwanda Chapter