Initiatives régionales et nationales de l'IGF

African Regional Group

Current record of the existing national IGFs in the African regional group:

Benin IGF was established in 2012 year. The Forum serves as a multistakeholder framework for different stakeholders in Benin to discuss issues related to Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
28 September 2021,Cotonou, Benin
Name of Coordinator
Franck Kouyami
Primary Email address

This national IGF was established in 2019. Its main purpose is to create a multistakeholder platform for the Botswana community to discuss the Internet governance issues of priority.

Annual meeting Information
8-9 July 2021,Gaborone, Botswana
Name of Coordinator
Phuthego Chere
Primary Email address

National IGF of Burkina Faso was organized in 2014. It aims for creating an open, multistakeholder platform for the Burkina Faso community to discuss the Internet governance pertaining matters.

Annual meeting Information
12 November 2021, held in a hybrid format in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Name of Coordinator
Hermann Ouedraogo
Primary Email address

Cameroon IGF was established in 2017 year. Its main objective is to create a unique platform for the multistakeholder community of Cameroon to discuss the Internet Governance matters of relevance.

Annual meeting Information
16 to 17 November 2021, Kirbi, Cameroon
Name of Coordinator
Michel T. Linze
Primary Email address

L'IGF du Cap-Vert a été reconnu en 2021. Il vise à fournir un espace de collaboration à la communauté nationale multipartite pour se réunir et discuter des problèmes de gouvernance de l'Internet prioritaires.

Annual meeting Information
23 juin 2021, Praia, Cabo Verde
Name of Coordinator
Bouna Djamaa
Primary Email address

Chad IGF was organized in 2012 year. The main objective of this IGF is to create an opportunity for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on public policy issues on Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
9-10 November 2021, N'Djamena, Chad
Name of Coordinator
Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong
Primary Email address

National IGF of Côte D'Ivoire was established in 2020. Its main goal is to create a multistakeholder platform for open and inclusive discussion of Internet governance issues.

Annual meeting Information
28 December 2021, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Name of Coordinator
Fanny Salyou
Primary Email address

National IGF of Gabon was established in 2015. It aims at building a national platform for strengthening the Internet and connecting the community of Gabon to regional and global processes of relevance.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Serges Atsamey
Primary Email address

Ghana IGF was established in 2014 year. The overall goal of this national IGF is to provide a unique space for different stakeholders from this respective community to share information, develop a dialogue and provide recommendations on key Internet issues.

Annual meeting Information
14-16 July 2021, Accra, Ghana
Name of Coordinator
Wisdom Donkor

Kenya IGF was created in 2008. This IGF aims to serve as a national platform for policy dialogue on issues related to Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
21-24 September 2021, Nairobi, Kenya
Name of Coordinator
Barrack Otieno
Primary Email address

Liberia IGF was recognized in 2021. Its objective is to create an Internet governance discussion platform for all stakeholder groups of this respective country.

Name of Coordinator
Peterking Quaye
Primary Email address

Madagascar IGF was recognised in 2020. It aims to facilitate a multistakeholder platform for discussion of Internet governance matters of the community's priority.

Annual meeting Information
27-28 August 2020, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Harimino Rakotondrainibe
Primary Email address

Malawi IGF was established in 2015 year. Its main objective is to create a discussion enviroment for all stakeholders from this respective community to engage in work on Internet governance related issues.

Annual meeting Information
30-31 May 2022, Lilongwe, Malawi
Name of Coordinator
Bram Fudzulami

Mauritius IGF was established in 2017. It fosters policy dialogue among stakeholders on issues of Internet governance, and offers a unique space for an amazing range of people to share information and develop solutions on key Internet issues.

Annual meeting Information
11-12 November 2021, Port Louis, Mauritius
Name of Coordinator
Mahendranath Busgopaul
Primary Email address

Mozambique IGF was organized in 2014 year. This IGF aims to increase the ability of different stakeholders in this respective country, to identify and discuss issues related to the Internet.

Annual meeting Information
3-5 November 2021, Maputo, Mozambique
Name of Coordinator
Lourino Chemane

Namibia IGF is established in 2017. It serves to its respective community as a multistakeholder forum for discussing the issues on Internet Governance.

Annual meeting Information
22-23 November 2021, Windhoek, Namibia
Name of Coordinator
Josaphat Vijanda Tjiho
Primary Email address

Nigeria IGF was established in 2013 year. This IGF Initiative is aimed at providing a sustainable National Forum and structure that engages industries, Government, lawmakers, the academia, civil society and all other stakeholders, in a strategic national debate on Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
29-30 September 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Haru Al-Hassan and Olatokunboh Oyeleye
Primary Email address

Rwanda national IGF has been established in 2014. It serves as a Forum for engaging all stakeholders into the discussion on the Internet governance related issues.

Annual meeting Information
28-29 July 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Grace INGABIRE MWIKARAGO and Geoffrey KAREGEYA
Primary Email address

Senegal national IGF was established in 2017. The main objective of this Initiative is to serve the need of their respective community in organizing a multistakeholder forum for discussing the Internet Governance matters, that are of interest.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Maye Diop
Primary Email address

Sierra Leone national IGF was recognized in 2020. It aims at establishing a multistakeholder platform for this country's respected community to discuss Internet governance matters of priority.

Annual meeting Information
28 June 2021, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Name of Coordinator
Salieu Kanu Mansaray
Primary Email address

National IGF of South Africa was organized in 2016 year. It serves as a unique space to bring different stakeholder groups to discuss issues related to Internet governance from the perspective of their respective community.

Annual meeting Information
11-12 November 2021, Johannesburg, South Africa (pre-event: national School on Internet governance on 8-10 November)
Name of Coordinator
Tsholofelo Mokone
Primary Email address

National IGF of South Sudan was established in 2019. This initiative serves as a multistakeholder forum for public policy dialogue on issues of Internet Governance in South Sudan.

Annual meeting Information
2 June 2021, Juba, South Sudan
Name of Coordinator
Kennedy Bullen
Primary Email address

National IGF of Sudan was established in 2018. Its main objective is to create a multistakeholder platform through which the respective community of Sudan can discuss matters pertaining to Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Tarik Babikir Merghani
Primary Email address

Tanzania national IGF was established in 2009 and recognized by the Secretariat in 2018. Its main goal is to engage stakeholders into multistakeholder discussions on public policy issues related to key elements of the Internet.

Annual meeting Information
2022 dates to be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Nazar Nicholas
Primary Email address

The DRC IGF was established in 2017. Its main objective is to allow for this national IGF's respectful community to engage in the discussion on the relevant issues pertaining to the Internet Governance.

Annual meeting Information
30 June 2022, Kinshasa, DRC
Name of Coordinator
Arsene Tungali
Primary Email address

The national IGF of Gambia was recognized in 2018. Through a multistakeholder approach, this national IGF creates a process for its respective community to discuss issues pertaining to the Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
14-15 June 2022, Banjul, The Gambia
Name of Coordinator
Adama Jallow and Poncelet Jokkolabs Banjul
Primary Email address

Togo national IGF was established in 2015 year. The mission of this IGF is to bring different national stakeholders to discuss Internet governance issues relevant to their respective community.

Annual meeting Information
14-15 October 2022, Lomé, Togo
Name of Coordinator
Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi
Primary Email address

Tunisia national IGF was organized in 2012 year. This national IGF creates a space for a multistakeholder and inclusive discussion about relevant Internet issues in Tunisia, as well as about global Internet issues.

Annual meeting Information
25-26 June 2021, Tunis, Tunisia
Name of Coordinator
Wafa Dahmani

Uganda IGF was established in 2006 year. The objectives of this national IGF are firstly to recognize relevant Internet governance issues in Uganda and to build a consensus on national and regional positions around relevant issues, as well as to raise awareness about various Internet governance related issues, especially among vulnerable users.

Annual meeting Information
12 November 2021, Kampala, Uganda
Name of Coordinator
Lillian Nalwoga
Primary Email address

Zambia national IGF was established in 2019. It is an open and inclusive space for dialogue on Internet governance issues of relevance to people in Zambia.

Annual meeting Information
30 November - 2 December 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Michael Ilishebo
Primary Email address

Zimbabwe national IGF is launched in 2015 year. As a multistakeholder forum for public policy dialogue on issues of Internet Governance in Zimbabwe, it brings together all stakeholders in the Internet governance debate, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Tichafa Rixon Mujuru