IGF 2022 Open Forum #105 Africa Internet Governance Community Engagement

Time
Friday, 2nd December, 2022 (10:45 UTC) - Friday, 2nd December, 2022 (11:45 UTC)
Room
Banquet Hall B

Round Table - Circle - 60 Min

Description

This session is intended to bring together all Africans both in-person and online together to discuss and deliberate on Internet governance issues of the region. This open forum session will serve as a focal point for coordinated and collaborative discussions concerning internet governance issues in the region . All stakeholder groups will benefit from the session involvement, as they will be able to offer their expertise and experience of critical insights of internet governance developmental agendas. Session outline 

The session will leverage on zoom and all other social media platform in bringing all together
 

AGENDA OUTLINE

Moderators:                                                    Wisdom Donkor and Zanyiwe Nthatisi-Asare
Online Moderator:                                         Lily Edinam
Welcome remarks:                                         
Mactar Seck, UN ECA / Chengetai Masango, IGF Secretariat

Opening Remarks:                                          H.E. Huria Ali, Minister of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia
IGF 2022 Update / Road Map for 2023     Poncelet Ileleji, Chair UN ECA IGF Taskforce
AFIGF 2023 Road Map                                  Mary Udoma, Chair AFIGF
Africa Parliamentary Network                    Hon. Neema Lugangira, Chair, Africa Parliamentary Network
                                                                           Hon. Samuel Nartey George, Secretary, Africa Parliamentary Network
Regional Updates / Road map:                   All regional reps (West Africa, East Africa, Central African Republic, North Africa, South Africa)
Policy Discussions:
Africa Internet Backpack Program            Lee W McKnight, Syracuse University       
Understanding Rural Developmental Needs: Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

Open Discussions / Q&A

Rapporteur / Highlight                                 Akinremi Peter Taiwo, CEO, Africa Rapporteur network                 

Closing remarks:                                                       

Organizers

Africa Internet Governance Community Engagement
1. Wisdom Donkor, Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation, West Africa
2. Michael Ilishebo, Zambia Internet Governance Forum, Southern Africa
3. Poncelet Ileleji, Gambia IGF
4. Zanyiwe Asare, Chair, South Africa IGF
5. Baratang Miya, South Africa Internet Governance Forum.

Speakers

This session is an open session for all who wish to talk. Invitation will be extended to the following speakers to help address concerns of the publicWisdom Donkor and Zanyiwe Nthatisi-Asare
H.E. Huria Ali, Minister of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia
Mactar Seck, UNECA
Adil Sulieman, Africa Union
Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Lee W McKnight, Syracuse University
Hon. Neema Lugangira, Chair, Africa Parliamentary Network 
Hon. Samuel Nartey George, Secretary, Africa Parliamentary Network 
Poncelet Ileleji, Chair UN ECA IGF Taskforce
Mary Udoma, Chair AFIGF 
Chengetai Masango, IGF Secretariat

Onsite Moderator

Wisdom Donkor and Michael Ilishebo

Online Moderator

Thoko Miya, South Africa Youth IGF

Rapporteur

Lily Edinam Botsyoe, Africa Youth IGF

SDGs

17. Partnerships for the Goals
17.1
17.10
17.11
17.12
17.13
17.14
17.15
17.16
17.17
17.18
17.19
17.2
17.3
17.4
17.5
17.6
17.7
17.8
17.9

Targets: Strong global alliances and collaboration are required to achieve the SDGs. A successful development agenda necessitates global, regional, national, and local partnerships based on common ideas and values, as well as a shared vision and shared goals that prioritize people and the environment.

Session Type
OF