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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

Measuring Internet Resilience in Africa
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Measuring the Internet 25 November 2020

Measuring Internet Resilience in Africa

For many in the African region, Internet interruptions or service degradations occur frequently, which results in a disjointed Internet...

Leading from the Front: How the Internet Society’s Training Efforts Are Helping to Upskill Africa’s Future Digital Champions
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Infrastructure and Community Development 24 November 2020

Leading from the Front: How the Internet Society’s Training Efforts Are Helping to Upskill Africa’s Future Digital Champions

Tech skills are important for digital transformation in Africa. To realize this transformation, the Internet Society is supporting work-ready...

Countries use Internet shutdown to control masses, experts say
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In the News 15 November 2020

Countries use Internet shutdown to control masses, experts say

Daily Monitor
How High Speed Internet Connectivity In Public Schools Can Save Nigeria’s Education System
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In the News 14 November 2020

How High Speed Internet Connectivity In Public Schools Can Save Nigeria’s Education System

Techpoint.Africa
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa
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In the News 10 November 2020

Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa

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Africa’s digital revolution needs data centres – Actis
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In the News 4 November 2020

Africa’s digital revolution needs data centres – Actis

Tech Economy
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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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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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