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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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Community Networks Development Support Project – Africa

Community Networks Development Support Project – Africa

The Internet Society supports existing Community Networks in Africa with their 2018 development activities. Deadline: 21 Sep 2018

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Africa news

Save the Date: Hackathon@AIS
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Events 5 April 2019

Save the Date: Hackathon@AIS

The third Hackathon@AIS will take place in Kampala, Uganda on the 19th and 20th of June 2019. The Hackathon@AIS...

2019 African Chapters Advocacy Meeting and Internet of Things Security Engagement Workshop
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Building Trust 4 April 2019

2019 African Chapters Advocacy Meeting and Internet of Things Security Engagement Workshop

When and where The 2019 African Chapters Advocacy Meeting will take place from 8-11 April 2019 in Addis Ababa,...

Join a Local IETF Viewing Hub in Africa
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IETF 20 March 2019

Join a Local IETF Viewing Hub in Africa

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the premier Internet standards body, developing open standards through processes to make the...

10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum to Be Held in Mauritius
Press Releases 7 February 2019

10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum to Be Held in Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius – 7 February, 2019 – The Internet Society and African IXP Association (AFIX) have announced that...

Internet Society Botswana Chapter Hosts Webinar on the Internet of Things
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Internet of Things (IoT) 31 January 2019

Internet Society Botswana Chapter Hosts Webinar on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. The exponential advancements are fast becoming a reality and Africa is a...

Community Networks: In Tanzania, Helping to Close the Connectivity Gap
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Community Networks 22 January 2019

Community Networks: In Tanzania, Helping to Close the Connectivity Gap

Community established networks, also referred to as “community networks” (CNs), have existed for many years and provide a sustainable...

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Monthly highlights from ISOC Africa

Highlights from ISOC Africa – March 2019
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Highlights from ISOC Africa – March 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for March 2019

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Highlights from ISOC Africa – February 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for February 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – January 2019
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Highlights from ISOC Africa – December 2018
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Africa Team

Dawit Bekele

Regional Bureau Director for Africa

Michuki Mwangi

Senior Development Manager for Africa

Kevin Chege

Internet Development Manager for Africa

Christine Saegesser Baethge

Director, Chapters and Individual Members Engagement

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

Regional Community Engagement Manager, Africa