Welcome to the 2021 African Internet Governance Forum! The conference happened on the 14th - 16th of  December  2021 and recordings of each session are available for you to explore and enjoy anytime.  Contact us: info@afigf.africa.

Theme: Advancing digital transformation in Africa in the face of Crisis
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Tuesday, December 14 • 10:15 - 11:15
#W1 Advancing digital transformation in the Africa Region via applying UNESCO’s Internet Universality ROAM Principles and Indicators | Faire progresser la transformation numérique dans la région Afrique en appliquant les principes et indicateurs ROAM d'un

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Through this session, jointly organized by UNESCO HQs and the African ICT Foundation, UNESCO seeks to engage in an extensive partnership with the African Internet Governance Forum community via the newly launched Dynamic Coalition of IUIs, so as to join forces for advancing evidence-based policy making of Internet governance and fostering digital collaboration in line with UN SG’s roadmap of digital cooperation.

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Enseignant Chercheur, Institut de Formation et de Recherche en Informatique
AMESSINOU Kossi est fonctionnaire de l’Etat béninois. Il est aussi l’actuel Directeur Régional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest à la Fondation Africaine des TIC. Il est Docteur en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication. Il est aussi titulaire d’un Master International... Read More →

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Xianhong Hu

Programme Specialist, UNESCO
Dr. Xianhong Hu, UNESCO’s Programme Specialist at the Sector of Communication and Information since 2006. Her expertise and responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression, privacy, journalism, media development, Internet governance and AI policies. She has followed the... Read More →

Tuesday December 14, 2021 10:15 - 11:15 GMT
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