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African Regional Group

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

National IGFs in African Regional Group

Name About Annual Meeting Information Annual Meeting Report
Benin IGF

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. 

    22 July 2017,     Cotonou, Benin 

Benin IGF Annual 2016 Report
Cameroon IGF

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.

28 - 30 June 2017, 
Kribi, Cameroon

Chad IGF

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. 

    19 July 2016,         N'Djamena, Chad

Chad IGF Annual 2016 Report
Democratic Republic of the Congo IGF

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.

11 - 13 December 2017,
Kinshasa, DRC
DRC IGF Annual 2017 Report (French language version). English language version available here.
Ghana IGF

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.

           18 August 2016,           Accra, Ghana Ghana IGF Annual 2016 Report
Kenya IGF

Kenya IGF was created in 2011.

This IGF aims to serve as a national platform for policy dialogue on issues related to Internet governance.

6 July 2017,
Kenya, Nairobi 

Kenya IGF Annual 2016 Report
Malawi IGF 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.

Mauritius IGF

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.

16 November 2017,
Port Louis, Mauritius 
Mauritius IGF Annual 2017 Report
Mozambique IGF

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.

Namibia IGF

Namibia IGF is established in 2017.

It serves to its respective community as a multistakeholder forum for discussing the issues on Internet Governance.

27 - 28 September 2017,
Windhoek, Namibia
Nigeria IGF 

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.

        13 July 2017,         Abuja, Nigeria Nigeria IGF Annual 2016 Report
Rwanda IGF

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.

26 October 2017,
Kigali, Rwanda
Senegal IGF

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.

18 May 2017, 
Dakar, Senegal
South Africa IGF

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.

28 - 29 November 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa

Togo IGF

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.

Tunisia IGF

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.

17 October 2017,
Tunis, Tunisia
Uganda IGF

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. 

      27 October 2017,        Kampala, Uganda  
Zimbabwe IGF

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.

14 December 2017,
Harare, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe IGF Annual 2017 Report

Note: The above information are being published as received.

In case you would like to organize a national IGF, or to engage in any of the existing ones, please contact the IGF Secretariat at: agengo[at]unog[dot]ch.
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