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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

Are you passionate about a particular Internet issue? Unite with like-minded people and help promote it.

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Africa news

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...

Growing an Internet Exchange Point in Burkina Faso
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Connecting the World 30 May 2019

Growing an Internet Exchange Point in Burkina Faso

BFIX, the Burkina Faso Internet exchange point, was established as an association in Burkina on February 19, 2015 by...

Register for AfPIF 2019
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Connecting the World 2 May 2019

Register for AfPIF 2019

Join us in Balaclava, Mauritius for the 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) from 20-22 August 2019. AfPIF...

The Internet Society’s African Chapters Join the African Union and Other Partners to Discuss IoT Security, Privacy, and Digital ID in Africa
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About Internet Society 23 April 2019

The Internet Society’s African Chapters Join the African Union and Other Partners to Discuss IoT Security, Privacy, and Digital ID in Africa

In collaboration with the Africa Union Commission (AUC), the Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU), and Omidyar Network, from 8-11 April...

Save the Date: Hackathon@AIS
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Events 5 April 2019

Save the Date: Hackathon@AIS

The third Hackathon@AIS will take place in Kampala, Uganda on the 19th and 20th of June 2019. The Hackathon@AIS...

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Africa newsletter

Monthly highlights from ISOC Africa

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

Highlights from ISOC Africa – January 2019
Newsletters 7 February 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – January 2019

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for January 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – December 2018
Newsletters 10 January 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – December 2018

Africa Regional Bureau Newsletter for December 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

Director, Chapters and Individual Members Engagement

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