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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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Africa news

Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa a Success
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Community Networks 18 September 2018

Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa a Success

Last week was an exceptionally exciting week for the African Regional Bureau as we successfully held, in partnership with...

AfPIF 2018 Day Three: Cloud Infrastructure, Local Content, and More
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Access 24 August 2018

AfPIF 2018 Day Three: Cloud Infrastructure, Local Content, and More

The growth of cloud infrastructure in Africa has been credited with the growth of local content in many regions,...

AfPIF 2018 Day Two: Connecting Cape Town to Cairo
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Access 23 August 2018

AfPIF 2018 Day Two: Connecting Cape Town to Cairo

Africa’s dream of Cape Town to Cairo fiber connectivity has moved closer, with Liquid Telecom announcing that it has...

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Access 22 August 2018

AfPIF 2018 Kicks Off

The ninth edition of Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) kicked off today, with more than 400 tech executive...

Welcome to AfPIF and iWeek 2018!
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Access 20 August 2018

Welcome to AfPIF and iWeek 2018!

A comprehensive view of Africa’s Internet peering and interconnection ecosystem from the region’s top networks and experts, opportunities to...

Safe Online, Safe On Land: Promoting Safe Internet Use to Children in Kenya
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Beyond the Net 17 August 2018

Safe Online, Safe On Land: Promoting Safe Internet Use to Children in Kenya

On February 16th this year, MediaNet Works and the Internet Society Kenya Chapter launched “Safe Online, Safe On Land” a...

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Monthly highlights from ISOC Africa

Highlights from ISOC Africa – August 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