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

Mauricia Abdol Tshilunda

Mauricia, founder of the ElevateHER Network, an empowerment initiative for the increased inclusion of women and girls in ICT, is a, Social Entrepreneur, Researcher, Facilitator and Speaker. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Language and Communication and Gender Studies as well as an Honours degree specializing in Psychology.

Amongst the interventions Mauricia has developed is a rural community based educational support program, to encourage innovative thinking in youth, as well as a research based intervention aimed at bridging access to content development for the empowerment of marginalised communities in South Africa.

As a graduate of the African School of Internet Governance Mauricia served as a panelist for the AfIGF, ZAIGF, ICANN Next Generation of internet leaders and ICANN Ambassador for ICANN-62 Panama, South America. Mauricia is passionate about human development in Africa, innovation and the protection of human rights online.

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