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Africa

The Africa bureau works with chapters to cultivate expert communities throughout Africa, collaborate with regional policy makers, and build access for unserved and underserved communities.

Regional focus

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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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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Africa news

Future Thinking: Biddemu Bazil Mwotta on the Internet Economy
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Economy 2 July 2018

Future Thinking: Biddemu Bazil Mwotta on the Internet Economy

In 2017, the Internet Society unveiled the 2017 Global Internet Report: Paths to Our Digital Future. The interactive report identifies...

TunapandaNET Paves the Way for Kenya to Connect the Underserved
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Beyond the Net 19 June 2018

TunapandaNET Paves the Way for Kenya to Connect the Underserved

Currently, 53% of the world’s population is offline due to factors such as high cost of Internet infrastructure and...

Hackathon@AIS: Summary report
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Open Internet Standards 15 June 2018

Hackathon@AIS: Summary report

The annual Hackathon@AIS, in its second year, is aimed at exposing engineers from the Africa region to open Internet...

Hackathon@AIS: Testimonies of the Fellows
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Events 8 June 2018

Hackathon@AIS: Testimonies of the Fellows

The Hackathon@AIS is a yearly event, in its second year, aimed at exposing engineers from the Africa region to...

Great Hopes and some concerns at the African Internet Summit (AIS)
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Events 4 June 2018

Great Hopes and some concerns at the African Internet Summit (AIS)

Earlier this month, the African Internet community gathered in Dakar, Senegal for the Africa Internet Summit (AIS). The event...

Women in Africa Call for a Trusted and Inclusive Internet
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Women In Tech 10 May 2018

Women in Africa Call for a Trusted and Inclusive Internet

Creating a safer and trusted Internet MUST involve education building and awareness raising. This is one message that came...

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Africa newsletter

Monthly highlights from ISOC Africa

Highlights from ISOC Africa – June 2018
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Highlights from ISOC Africa – June 2018

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for June 2018

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Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for May 2018

Highlights from ISOC Africa – April 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

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

Manager Chapter Development, Africa-Middle East