IGF 2018 WS #135
How IPv6 can address cybercrime challenges

Organizer 1: Civil Society, African Group
Organizer 2: Civil Society, African Group
Organizer 3: Civil Society, African Group

Speaker 1: BOUBA Djamaa, Government, African Group
Speaker 2: Gregory Mounier, Government, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Fon Mafor Edwan, Civil Society, African Group


Panel - 90 Min


Mafor Edwan, ISOC Cameroon Chapter will present a brief overview of IPv6 usage around the world with a focus on initiatives in AFRICA.
Gregory Mounier from EUROPOL will present their initiative in EUROPE regarding what they intent in terms of regulation and adoption of IPv6 from european countries
Bouba Djamaa (ANTIC, Cameroon) will present Cameroon IPv6 plan and the first deployment occurring in Cameroon and expected outcomes.

Tentatively someone from POTRAZ (Zimbabwean regulator) will present their IPv6 deployment and their issues regarding cybersecurity.


The panel will gather people from various organisations (civil society, Government, international agency) and countries. The ISOC Cameroon Chapter will organised a remote hub from Cameroon where local members and special guests will participate on the workshop. Tentatively a remote hub will be organised in another african country too

We will start by a brief overview of IPv6 usage and deployment around the world before october 2018 (10 min)
Then a presentation on some initiatives regarding IPv6 deployment in africa from a regulator (Zimbabwe) and an ICT agency (Cameroon) ( 10 x2 min)
Following this will be a presentation on how international police organisations (INTERPOL, EUROPOL) think IPv6 can be helpful in the fight against cybercrime (10 min)

A small amount of the time (10 min) will be allowed to remote participants to sent their opinion.

Then an open discussion (20 min) will be engaged with participants on site and on line.

The online moderator would have a channel to discuss with remote sites and gather comments/questions. He will coordinnate with the onsite moderator and present it in due time.

IPv6 establishes direct identity of users on the Internet, resulting in more secure access control over network resources, quicker resolution of network problems, better ability to audit interactions and a general reduction in operating cost to name a few benefits. Goverment of all Nation States and INTERPOL continue to work on how best to identify their citizen. IPv6 can be a helpful solution to resolve this. Especially in Africa where there is a growing digital revolution continues to attract users who use ICT for the wealth of the community and malicious users who use it with bad intentions.
This workshop will pickup where 'IGF 2017 WS #214' ( https://www.intgovforum.org/content/igf-2017-ws-214-how-can-we-limit-th… ) left off.

Online Participation

Willy Manga (ISOC cameroon Chapter, secretary general) will coordinate participation through a google hangout and a zoom platform. After the physical presentation, there will be an opportunity for remote participants to send their questions on a particular channel.

The Cameroon chapter is familiar with hangout and a zoom platforms for organising meeting and periodically utilize these tools.