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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.

You can read stories from our African Chapters here.

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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Africa news

Namibian Women and the Web – What’s the status? – World Wide Web Foundation
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In the News 5 August 2020

Namibian Women and the Web – What’s the status? – World Wide Web Foundation

Global Diaspora News
How much will an internet shutdown cost the Zimbabwean economy?
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In the News 30 July 2020

How much will an internet shutdown cost the Zimbabwean economy?

Zim24News
Internet Society and AFRINIC Collaborate to Improve Internet Resilience in Africa
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In the News 25 July 2020

Internet Society and AFRINIC Collaborate to Improve Internet Resilience in Africa

CyberCureME
IMPROVING INTERNET ACCESS IN THE DRC
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In the News 24 July 2020

IMPROVING INTERNET ACCESS IN THE DRC

The Borgen Project
Internet Society and AFRINIC Collaborate to Improve Internet Resilience in Africa
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In the News 24 July 2020

Internet Society and AFRINIC Collaborate to Improve Internet Resilience in Africa

Info Security Magazine
The Internet Society and AFRINIC Launch Africa Internet Measurements Collaboration
Press Releases 23 July 2020

The Internet Society and AFRINIC Launch Africa Internet Measurements Collaboration

23 July 2020 – Addis Ababa – The Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open...

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Africa newsletter

Monthly highlights from ISOC Africa

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – March 2020
Newsletters 3 April 2020

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – March 2020

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for March 2020

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – January 2020
Newsletters 3 February 2020

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – January 2020

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for January 2020

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – November 2019
Newsletters 12 December 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – November 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for November 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – October 2019
Newsletters 7 November 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – October 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for October 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – September 2019
Newsletters 7 October 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – September 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for September 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – August 2019
Newsletters 10 September 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – August 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for August 2019

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Resources

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Africa team

Dawit Bekele

Regional Vice President - Africa

Michuki Mwangi

Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development

Kevin G. Chege

Director, Internet Development

Verengai Mabika

Senior Policy Advisor - Africa

Betel Hailu

Communications Advisor

Marsema Tariku

Logistics and Events Manager

Victor Ndonnang

Manager, Community Engagement - Africa

Our Members

With 20,469 members, Africa is the home to 31% of our global members. We have 34 Chapters with 11,611 Chapter members in the region.

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