6th West Africa School on Internet Governance (22 May – 24 May 2023)
- Coordination : Emmanuel Agbenonwossi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Technical Assistance, Admin & Inquiries: Onyedikachi Sunday OKORIE (email@example.com)
- Day one: an overview of the school, How the internet works, internet governance concepts issues and institutions and address management
- Day two: A look back at the history of the internet in Africa to help us shape a positive future. Addressing Internet governance, human rights, data protection.
- Day Three: Digital economy and emerging issues in Internet governance.
|Day/ Time||10:00-11:00 UTC||11:00 – 12:00 UTC||12:00 – 13:00 UTC|
|Day 1 May 22||Introduction to Internet Governance Scope: Evolution of the Internet and overview of Internet Governance processes. This session helps explain the multistakeholder process and emphasises the need for increased engagement in continental Internet policy. Format: Presentation followed by an interactive discussion. Speaker: Mr. Poncelet O. Ileleji Rapporteur: Mamadou Doumbia Sr Technical Support & Moderation: Igonor Oshoke||Mapping Internet Governance Issues & Actors Scope: This session outlines the main frameworks for communicating and analysing Internet Governance. We will broadly explore the main issues and actors involved in Internet governance at a National, regional and global level. Speakers Dr Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u Mr. Caleb Ogundele Olumuyiwa Rapporteur: Osei Manu Kagyah Technical Support & Moderation: Goddway Kubi||Alumni fellows experience sharing discussion Format: Presentation + Open Mic Discussion Facilitators: Lily, Vitus, Alumni Fellows Rapporteurs: Abdul-Mumin Yussif Technical Support & Moderation: Ebenezer Ofosu|
|Day 2 May23||Internet Governance Process at the Regional, Continental and Global levels: Format: Presentation followed by an interactive discussion. Scope: This session provides a high high-level overview of the history of Internet governance, its processes and impacts. We will have a conversation looking backwards in order to move forward in addressing Internet governance issues on global and regional levels. Speakers:Madam Nnenna Nwakanma (Web Foundation) Rapporteur: Raymond Mamattah Technical Support & Moderation: Bernard Sackey||Internet Infrastructure Format: Presentation followed by an interactive discussion. Scope: This session provides detail on how the Internet’s infrastructure works and who operates it. We will be exploring some of the key stakeholders involved in operating the Internet and at what layer they work to fulfil their role for the global Internet to function Speakers: Mr. Yaovi Atohoun (ICANN) Rapporteur: Benjamin Ebi. Ikibah Technical Support & Moderation: Shadrach Ankrah||Alumni fellows experience sharing discussion Format: Presentation + Open Mic Discussion Facilitators: Lily, Vitus, Alumni Fellows Rapporteurs: Abdul-Mumin Yussif Technical Support & Moderation: Zainab Aminu|
|Day 3 May 24||Data Governance and Innovation: Who regulates? Format: Presentation followed by discussion. Scope: This session will discuss trends, opportunities and challenges presented by Data governance in West Africa, Data, innovation and Trade. Data Privacy and Data Protection. Data Cross Border implications Speakers: Research ICT Africa (Hanani Hlomani & Jackline Aikello) Rapporteur: Richard Appiah Technical Support & Moderation: Emmanuel Asare||Internet Governance Engagement avenues (ISOC, ICANN, AFRINIC, Dynamic Coalitions) Format: Presentation followed by discussion. Scope: This session would focus on engagement avenues and fellowships within the Internet Governance Ecosystem. Speakers Mr. Yazid AKANHO (ICANN)Mr. Victor NDONNANG (ISOC)Ben Rachad Sanoussi (Alumni) Rapporteur: Madeline Ileleji Technical Support & Moderation: Mohammed Amin Saeed||Closing Ceremony Format: Speech from ECOWAS, WAIGF Coordinator , WASIG coordinator + Open Mic Q&A Facilitators: Lily Edinam Rapporteurs: Abdul-Mumin Yussif Technical Support & Moderation: Abraham Fifi Selby|