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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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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

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

Africa Needs Its Internet Institutions More Than Ever, Especially AFRINIC
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Internet Governance 21 November 2018

Africa Needs Its Internet Institutions More Than Ever, Especially AFRINIC

At the recent African IGF in Khartoum, on November 5, participants of the workshop on “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity...

Route Leak Causes Major Google Outage
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 15 November 2018

Route Leak Causes Major Google Outage

Google recently faced a major outage in many parts of the world thanks to a BGP leak. This incident...

Making the Case for Community Networks at Africa IGF
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Community Networks 9 November 2018

Making the Case for Community Networks at Africa IGF

Who supplies your Internet? If you live in urban Africa, you probably get Internet access through your mobile phone...

The 2018 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology: My Story
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Women In Tech 26 October 2018

The 2018 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology: My Story

October 9-11, 2018 will remain etched in the memories of the more than 250 girls and women in technology...

Senegal First African Country to Implement Recommendations of ‘Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa’
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Privacy 16 October 2018

Senegal First African Country to Implement Recommendations of ‘Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa’

Last week, we have had a busy two days (11-12 October 2018) in Dakar participating in a multistakeholder workshop...

Internet Society submits comments for the revision of the Ethiopian Cybercrime law
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Internet Governance 12 October 2018

Internet Society submits comments for the revision of the Ethiopian Cybercrime law

Imagine how much the Internet has changed our lives in the last few decades. Today, thanks to the Internet,...

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Monthly highlights from ISOC Africa

Highlights from ISOC Africa – October 2018
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Highlights from ISOC Africa – October 2018

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for October 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

Chapter Development Manager, Africa