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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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Join a Chapter

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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

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

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project
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Internet of Things (IoT) 11 December 2018

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security held its first convening in...

Murambinda Works Community Engagement Workshop in Buhera: Meeting Challenges with Opportunity
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Community Networks 11 December 2018

Murambinda Works Community Engagement Workshop in Buhera: Meeting Challenges with Opportunity

Over 100 community members, including head masters, government officials, teachers and heads of primary and secondary schools gathered in...

Botswana Chapter Digital Literacy Program Seeks to Empower Rural Village Development Committee Leaders
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Beyond the Net 3 December 2018

Botswana Chapter Digital Literacy Program Seeks to Empower Rural Village Development Committee Leaders

The newly charted ISOC Botswana Chapter is set to spread the Internet Society mandate in Botswana through engagement with...

A Critical First Step for IoT Security in Senegal
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Internet of Things (IoT) 30 November 2018

A Critical First Step for IoT Security in Senegal

As barriers to entry start to fall, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry could provide Africa with an opportunity...

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...

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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