Ghana IGF report and final communiqué

Saturday 30 July 2011

The First Ghana Internet Governance forum was convened by Prof. Nii Quaynor, Member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and held on March 11, 2011 at Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT. The event, hosted by the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) brought together stakeholders representing civil society, Government, the ICT regulator, academia, the business and technical communities and other stakeholders in the Internet community.

The first IGF in Ghana, which was funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa was a collaboration between the West African IGF Consortium, Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, Internet Society Ghana Chapter, GhNOG, GISPA, and GARNET. It was supported by the National Communications Authority and the Ministry of Communications, Ghana.

In line with the upcoming global IGF in Kenya, the Forum was under the theme, “Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation.

Other themes covered in sessions included:

  • Internet Governance for Development (IG4D)
  • Critical Internet Resources
  • Emerging Issues
  • Access and Diversity
  • Security, Openness and Privacy
  • Multi-stakeholder approach to Internet Governance
  • Youth and Internet Governance

The documents of the forum are available here: