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Infrastructure

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)

IXPs are traffic exchanges that let networks interconnect directly instead of making the data travel long distances internationally. IXPs, help to keep traffic local or regional, lowering costs, and improve network resilience. Internet service providers (ISPs) and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) typically exchange Internet traffic between their networks at IXPs.

Community Networks

Half of the world’s population is not yet connected to theInternet.  After more than 25 years of Internet development, traditional business models are slow to reach remote, rural, andunderserved areas. Community Networks provide alternative forms of access and break the one-way, monolithic access prerogative.

Policy

(policies around infrastructure security, avoiding Internet shutdowns, local content)

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Community Building & Development

(online trainings, events)

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By connecting the world, working with others, and advocating for equal access to the Internet, the Internet Society strives to make the world a better place.

Say no to Internet shutdowns and content filtering

Say no to Internet shutdowns and content filtering

Internet shutdowns cause major social and economic damage. We need to help governments understand shutdowns are not the solution! Here’s...

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Join a Chapter

Join a Chapter

What is an Internet Society Chapter? Internet Society Chapters are communities of like-minded people who work together to run...

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Start a SIG

Start a SIG

How to start a Special Interest Group The application and charter process is the same as for Internet Society Chapters, so...

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Take an online course

Take an online course

Take an online course to learn more about Internet technologies and policies, including Internet governance, spam, networking and IPv6.

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Africa news

South Africa Gauteng Community Outreach: Why Community Networks Matter
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Community Networks 8 January 2019

South Africa Gauteng Community Outreach: Why Community Networks Matter

On 14 December 2018, the young and old people of Mamaila Tribal Authority convened at Wholesale Village in the...

Zimbabwe Chapter Meetup on IoT: Converse / Create / Collaborate
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Beyond the Net 3 January 2019

Zimbabwe Chapter Meetup on IoT: Converse / Create / Collaborate

On December 6th 2018, the Internet Society Zimbabwe Chapter held an Internet of Things (IoT) meetup supported by the...

In Khartoum, A DNSSEC Deployathon
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 27 December 2018

In Khartoum, A DNSSEC Deployathon

At the Internet Society Sudan Chapter office, adjacent to the west bank of the Blue Nile, four men decided...

Empowering Moroccan Cooperatives to Participate in the Digital Economy
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Beyond the Net 19 December 2018

Empowering Moroccan Cooperatives to Participate in the Digital Economy

KASBUY is a web platform to help Moroccan cooperatives, especially ones from women, to promote their handicrafts on international...

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project
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Internet of Things (IoT) 11 December 2018

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security held its first convening in...

Murambinda Works Community Engagement Workshop in Buhera: Meeting Challenges with Opportunity
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Community Networks 11 December 2018

Murambinda Works Community Engagement Workshop in Buhera: Meeting Challenges with Opportunity

Over 100 community members, including head masters, government officials, teachers and heads of primary and secondary schools gathered in...

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Monthly highlights from ISOC Africa

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Africa Team

Dawit Bekele

Chief Regional Bureau Director for Africa

Michuki Mwangi

Senior Development Manager for Africa

Kevin Chege

Internet Development Manager for Africa

Christine Saegesser Baethge

Senior Manager, Global Chapter Development

Verengai Mabika

Senior Policy Advisor - Africa

Betel Hailu

Communications Coordinator for the African Regional Bureau

Marsema Tariku

Logistics and Events Manager, African Regional Bureau

Victor Ndonnang

Chapter Development Manager, Africa