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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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Start a SIG

Start a SIG

Find out how to start a Special Interest Group (SIG).

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Take an Online Course

Take an Online Course

You can learn more about critical Internet technologies and policies, right from wherever you are!

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Join a SIG

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Africa news

Mauritius to host 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum
Press Releases 13 August 2019

Mauritius to host 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

Port Louis, Mauritius – 13 August 2019 – Mauritius will host the 10th anniversary edition of the Africa Peering...

Save the Date: 4th Summit on Community Networks in Africa
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Connecting the World 8 August 2019

Save the Date: 4th Summit on Community Networks in Africa

The 4th Summit on Community Networks (CNs) in Africa will take place in Dodoma, Tanzania from 28 October to...

African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2019 Fellows Announced
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Connecting the World 25 July 2019

African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2019 Fellows Announced

The 10th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF-10) has selected twenty fellows to participate in the meeting next month....

Hackathon at Africa Internet Summit 2019: Network Programmability, Network Time, IPv6, IPWAVE, and Measurement
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Shaping the Internet's Future 24 July 2019

Hackathon at Africa Internet Summit 2019: Network Programmability, Network Time, IPv6, IPWAVE, and Measurement

The Internet Society and AFRINIC collaborated to organize the 3rd Hackathon@AIS in Kampala, Uganda, which took place alongside the...

2019 Hackathon@AIS: Testimonials from the Trainers
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Events 19 June 2019

2019 Hackathon@AIS: Testimonials from the Trainers

What is Hackathon@AIS? The Internet, with its endless supply of knowledge and information, has become a strategic element in...

Turn the Internet Back On in Sudan, and Keep It On
Statements 6 June 2019

Turn the Internet Back On in Sudan, and Keep It On

The Internet Society is deeply concerned that the military transitional council of Sudan ordered the shutdown of mobile access...

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Africa newsletter

Monthly highlights from ISOC Africa

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – July 2019
Newsletters 5 August 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – July 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for July 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – June 2019
Newsletters 5 July 2019

Kilima: Highlights from ISOC Africa – June 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for June 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – May 2019
Newsletters 6 June 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – May 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for May 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – April 2019
Newsletters 8 May 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – April 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for April 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – March 2019
Newsletters 3 April 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – March 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for March 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – February 2019
Newsletters 6 March 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – February 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for February 2019

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Africa team

Dawit Bekele

Regional Bureau Director, Africa

Michuki Mwangi

Senior Development Manager for Africa

Kevin G. Chege

Internet Development Manager for Africa

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

Our Members

With 18,570 members, Africa is the home to 30% of our global members. We have 34 Chapters with 10,549 Chapter members in the region.

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