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Newsletters 7 February 2019

Highlights from ISOC Africa – January 2019

Activities

Promoting and Building IXPs

IXP Peering Roadshow and Routing Technical Training held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 15 – 19 January 2019. The workshop had 25 participants from 18 organizations involved in the Internet ecosystem. Main outcome was agreement by the members transition to a layer 2 topology as per IXP best practices.

MoU signed with the Africa IXP Association (Af-IX) in support of developing their institutional capacity needed to take leadership on the future of interconnection and traffic exchange in Africa. AF-IX has already engaged Rwanda-IXP (RINEX/RICTA) to host and provide the secretariat function.

Building and strengthening our Community: Chapters’ Updates

ISOC Congo Chapter: convened local stakeholders to discuss and plan the Congo national IGF.

ISOC Morocco Chapter: participated on 28 January 2019 in the celebration of Data Protection Day in Morocco alongside the National Data protection Authority.

Upcoming Events

11-15 February 2019, Togo: IXP (TGIX) Peering Roadshow and Technical Training

4-8 February 2019, Nigeria: Lagos social media week. Internet Society presenting on Internet Governance “Make your voice Count”

4- 22 February 2019: Online training workshop with the Research Education Network of Uganda (RENU) on the Network Monitoring and Services

In the News

10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) to be held in Mauritius
Internet Society Botswana Chapter Hosts Webinar on the Internet of Things
Community Networks: In Tanzania, Helping to Close the Connectivity Gap
The Internet Is Knowledge and Knowledge Is Power

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