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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Maria Kolesnikova

head of marketing, external relations and projects
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 managed
various regional and local industry and Internet Governance events in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Since 2007 Maria is being involved in IDN/UA Programs. She participated in the Fast Track Process for delegation of Cyrillic ccTLD .РФ in 2008-2009. In 2012-2013 she worked on applications for several New gTLDs during the first round of ICANN New gTLD Program. At the moment she is a Chair of UA Communications Working Group at UASG (for 2021) and a Chair of CIS-EE UA Local Initiative since 2019. Maria has been a speaker/presenter at numerous conferences, including ICANN
meetings, CENTR and APTLD workshops, regional, national and global IGF forums, Eastern European DNS Forum, Eurasia Network Operators’ Group conferences, TLDCON, etc.

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