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Tuesday, December 14
 

08:00 GMT

African Youth Internet Government Forum
Moderators
avatar for Keith Andere

Keith Andere

Director, African Youth Commission

Tuesday December 14, 2021 08:00 - 10:00 GMT
Plenary Room

10:15 GMT

#W1 Advancing digital transformation in the Africa Region via applying UNESCO’s Internet Universality ROAM Principles and Indicators
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.

Moderators
avatar for Dr Kossi AMESSINOU

Dr Kossi AMESSINOU

Directeur régional, Fondation africaine pour les TIC
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Xianhong Hu

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
Room 1

10:15 GMT

#W2 How Blockchain will Provide a Level Playing Field for Africa and financial Inclusion for Millions of Africans
How Blockchain will Provide a Level Playing Field for Africa and financial Inclusion for Millions of Africans; Description:  Explore how Blockchain technology can financially transform and lead to financial inclusion for most of the unbanked and underbanked population of Africa.  Consider how Africa can leapfrog and thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Moderators
avatar for John Okoro

John Okoro

Director, Auspicious Agile and Blockchain Pte Ltd

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jones Lukose

Dr Jones Lukose

Chairman, MindflixMedia
Jones is the Chairman of the Motivat Group of Companies that include iMotivat Solutions, MindflixMedia and Motivat School. He is also a co-founder of WealthFest Africa. Dr Lukose brings on a wealth of talent and 20+ years of experience in enabling IT in businesses world-wide. Through... Read More →


Tuesday December 14, 2021 10:15 - 11:15 GMT
Room 2

10:15 GMT

#W3 Universal Acceptance (UA) and Email Address Internationalization (EAI) for Supporting a Multilingual Internet in Africa
Moderators
avatar for Bob Ochieng

Bob Ochieng

Sr. Manager, Stakeholder Engagement – Eastern & Southern Africa, ICANN
Bob is a telecommunications Eng. with over 15 years of experience in the multi-disciplinary Telecoms/ICT/DNS industry with skills and strengths in Internet Public Policy development, Government Engagement as well as Project and Operations Management. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarmad Hussain

Sarmad Hussain

Senior Director, IDN and UA Programs, Senior Director, IDN and UA Programs
Sarmad Hussain is with ICANN’s Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and Universal Acceptance(UA) Programs. Earlier, Sarmad was a professor of Computer Science and held the IDRC Chairposition in Multilingual Computing. His research has focused on developing computing solutions forAsian... Read More →
avatar for Maria Kolesnikova

Maria Kolesnikova

head of marketing, external relations and projects, TLD .RU/.РФ
Maria Kolesnikova has a wide range of experience in information technologies, communications and marketing. She has been working for the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ as a head of marketing, external relations and projects since 2007. She has also managedvarious regional and... Read More →


Tuesday December 14, 2021 10:15 - 11:15 GMT
Room 3
  Break Session
  • Host Organization ICANN

10:15 GMT

10:15 GMT

#W5 A Decision Framework for Regulating Encryption
Tuesday December 14, 2021 10:15 - 11:15 GMT
Room 5

11:30 GMT

11:30 GMT

11:30 GMT

#W7 Building a better Internet for Africa
Tuesday December 14, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 2

11:30 GMT

11:30 GMT

 
Wednesday, December 15
 

08:00 GMT

#W11 African identity through the promotion of African dialects online
Moderators
Wednesday December 15, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 GMT
Room 1
  Break Session

08:00 GMT

08:00 GMT

08:00 GMT

#W15 Digital Inclusivity in DLDCs: User Connectivity vs. Content
The workshop will explore “Digital Inclusivity in Africa: Exploring User Connectivity vs. Content”. It will firstly examine the standards that define meaningful connectivity for users in Africa, and examine how best stakeholders could further influence or drive digital inclusiveness through involvement in the draft of policies and regulation which would in turn facilitate rapid broadband penetration and economic growth as opposed to the conventional approach that ignores the specific needs and perspectives of the essential beneficiaries. It will also explore the reasons why indigenous content levels remain low and the impact that this might have on Internet adoption rates. What policy changes should be implemented to encourage national institutions to better utilise the Internet as a medium for communication and collaboration. In addition, it will further examine how demand is expected to drive infrastructural development and broadband penetration when more sectors like Health, Education and Agriculture which are mostly local are digitized. Appropriate Policy and Regulatory Frameworks that would guide the implementation of the above direction would be subject to robust dialogue and debate at the Workshop. While capturing progress already made across the continent, and based on the relevance of the panelists to the discourse would seek concrete steps towards the advancement of its resolutions and the outcomes of the Workshop.


Moderators
IK

Inye Kemabonta

CEO, Tech Law Development Services
People can talk to me about Local Content in technology in Africa.I would be glad to talk about why Africa does not need any kind of aid from the rest of the world. The best thing that would happen to Africa is to stop giving her any aid.I'm happy to also discuss the concept of developmental... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Uduma

Mary Uduma

Chairperson, West Africa Internet Governance Forum
I coordinate the West Africa Internet Governance Forum and ensure actionable outcomes of the processes. I am passionate about the accessibility, availability, and affordability of the Internet in my region, Africa. I am interested in the Internet for Sustainable Development including... Read More →


Wednesday December 15, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 GMT
Room 5

08:00 GMT

#W14 The Promise of Data Protection in Africa
A comparative analysis of the GDPR and the African Union Convention on Cyber security and Personal Data Protection 2014 (Malabo Convention)

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Elias Okwara

Elias Okwara

Africa Policy Manager, Access Now
avatar for Grace Mutungu

Grace Mutungu

Open Society Foundation, Open Society Foundation
 
avatar for Edrine Wanyama

Edrine Wanyama

Legal Officer, CIPESA
 
avatar for Tomiwa Ilori

Tomiwa Ilori

Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria


Wednesday December 15, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 GMT
Room 4
  Plenary Session

09:30 GMT

Opening Ceremony
Wednesday December 15, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Plenary Room

10:15 GMT

12:00 GMT

 
Thursday, December 16
 

08:00 GMT

09:40 GMT

11:40 GMT

#P4 The Road to IGF 2021
Moderators
avatar for Anja Gengo

Anja Gengo

UN IGF Secretariat

Thursday December 16, 2021 11:40 - 13:10 GMT
Plenary Room

13:10 GMT

Closing Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Margaret Nyambura Ndung'u

Margaret Nyambura Ndung'u

Senior Internet Governance Expert, AUC-PRIDA
avatar for Mary Uduma

Mary Uduma

Chairperson, West Africa Internet Governance Forum
I coordinate the West Africa Internet Governance Forum and ensure actionable outcomes of the processes. I am passionate about the accessibility, availability, and affordability of the Internet in my region, Africa. I am interested in the Internet for Sustainable Development including... Read More →


Thursday December 16, 2021 13:10 - 14:40 GMT
Plenary Room
 
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