Kevin Chege, Internet Society, Technical Community, Africa
Verengai Mabika, Dr. Dawit Bekele, and Kevin Chege, Internet Society, Technical Community.
Kevin G. Chege
Targets: 9. 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for al 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States 9.c Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020 10. 10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status 17. 17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
Presentation (12 minutes') followed by open discussion (18 minutes')
At the Internet Society, we believe that the Internet is for everyone. Our work centers on increasing the Internet’s reach, reliability and resilience, as well as ensuring that the Internet remains open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy.
In Africa, ISOC has been carrying out and supporting many activities to help grow the Internet in Africa including supporting Community Networks, Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), increasing technical capacity and building communities of practice.
In addition, identifying areas to improve Internet resiliency via measurements has been carried out with the data publicly available on ISOC's Pulse platform https://pulse.internetsociety.org/resilience. Internet Resilience measurements have given a glimpse on areas whose improvement would improve the reliability of Internet connectivity in Africa. Could a framework document around improving resilience help regulators in providing an environment that supports the growth of a resilient Internet at national level? Join this lightning talk that will discuss the approach to an Internet Resilience framework document that ISOC is helping to develop for regulators that could help improve Internet access in the region.
The presentation will be followed by an open discussion among participants. The organizational team has experience in hosting hybrid and online sessions. Interventions from both online and onsite participants will be encouraged. The online and onsite moderator will coordinate interventions to ensure online and onsite participants have equal opportunities to share their views.