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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Xianhong Hu

Programme Specialist
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 UN led processes of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
She manages UNESCO project of Internet Universality R.O.A.M framework/indicators (Rights, Openness, Accessibility, Multi-stakeholder) and a number of national policy assessment projects across five continents. Her policy work relates to apply ROAM principles to govern the Artificial Intelligence and other advanced ICTs including 5G, block chains, IoT, etc, through her recent co-authored UNESCO study Steering AI and Advanced ICTs for Knowledge Societies: A ROAM Perspective’. 
She is an affiliate of Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society for 2020-2021. Her passion lies in exploring how ROAM principles could shape AI and digital transformation for advancing human rights, democracy and public Interest.
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