Newsletters 4 October 2018

Highlights from ISOC Africa – September 2018


Innovating to connect the Unconnected: Community Networks (CN)

3rd  CN Summit

The 3rd CN Summit was  held from 2-7 September 2018 in Lubanzi, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Attended by 100 participants, the event was held in the area served by the Zenzeleni Community Network and offered an opportunity to learn from their experience. More at:

Open Cellular Event

Open Cellular (OC) event was held from 11-12 September 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, where the African Regional Bureau (ARB) presented on Understanding Community Networks in Africa. The OC event provided exposure to African CN’s on Open Source Cellular hardware and software solutions including the Facebook Open Cellular project. Over 100 participants from various countries in Africa and beyond attended the event.

Securing the global routing System: MANRS

MANRS member and Ambassador SEACOM presented the MANRS campaign at the 4th SAFNOG event held from 24-29 September, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event was a merger of TzNOG, EANOG and SAFNOG into one event. More information about SAFNOG is available here

Promoting and Building IXPs

The ARB participated and supported the 1st Morocco National Interconnection Forum (FNIM) and IXP routing training event from 17 – 21 September 2018. The FNIM event brought together over 40 local stakeholders in an effort to establish the 1st IXP in Morocco. The FNIM event received international attendance from the African Union, Internet Society, Rwanda IXP (RINEX) and PCH. The technical training received 10 participants from operators, academia and ISOC Morocco Chapter. The event was organized in partnership with Facebook. 

Building and strengthening our Community
Chapters’ Updates

Upcoming Events 

  • 10-11 October 2018, Zanzibar: Internet Society’s training workshop on Tools for Effective Participation and Management of Multistakeholder Discussions
  • 11-16 October 2018, Zanzibar: African School of Internet Governance organized by APC and supported by the Internet Society
  • 16-18 October 2018, Ethiopia: First African Forum on Cyber Crime
  • 29 October 2018, Nigeria: The Nigeria Peering Forum alongside the NgNOG event (29 October- 3 November 2018)

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