The 3rd AfICTA Summit brings together business, government and ICT professionals across Africa with the focus of fostering ICTs adoption in all segments of African life; be it in arts, entertainment, tourism, business, governance, health care, exploration, education, research, elections, sports, agriculture or mining.
Africa is home to over 1 billion people and is the region with the greatest economic growth potential for the foreseeable future given the growing intra Africa trade of about 10%. The fulcrum of the 3rd Africa Summit is to enable the transformative power of Information and Communication Technologies to light the way to development and prosperity and thus empower and enrich people across Africa. This event adds leverage to the vision of AfICTA which is to fulfil the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa. The 3rd AfICTA Summit brings together business, government and ICT professionals across Africa with the focus of fostering ICTs adoption in all segments of African life; be it in arts, entertainment, tourism, business, governance, health care, exploration, education, research, elections, sports, agriculture or mining.
BUENOS AIRES - ICANN 53 - PATHFINDER EVENTS
During the ICANN 53 meetings in Buenos Aires, we organize several Pathfinder events.
On Saturday : LAN NGO Assembly on Internet GovernanceOn Monday : Meet ICANNOn Tuesday : NPOC Constituency day encouter with NGO's
Detailed information and invitations are available here.
For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2015
Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA) and Global knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) February 10, 2015 during the ICANN 52 meeting in Singapore.
The MoU is aimed at collaboration to foster outreach program to NGOs ("NGO Program") in the African region devoted to Internet development and capacity building.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, AfICTA Chair, Jimson Olufuye said “the signing of this MoU would enable AfICTA to move closer to its vision of fulfilling the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa through broader outreach for active African participation in the Internet we want and for capacity and capability building for stakeholders.” He thanked Rudi Vansnick and Klaus Stoll of GKPF for the rapprochement and also ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehade and his team for providing the conducive platform that brought about this initiative.
ICANN President/CEO Fadi Chehade, speaking earlier expressed delight at the development and thanked all the players for taking outreach collaboration to new heights. Rudi Vansnick board member of GKPF said “All my life has been devoted to making the Internet benefits available to all and taking it to Africa is part of that life-long goal” He thanked AfICTA for their commitment to shared goals and aspiration.
Also in attendance at the ceremony were David Olive, ICANN VP Policy, Jean-Jacques Sahel, ICANN VP Europe, Marilyn Cade CEO mCade llc among other key stakeholders
AfICTA (Africa Information & Communication Technologies Alliance) is a private sector led alliance of ICT Associations, Multi-national Corporations, Companies, Organisations, Institutions and individuals in the ICT sector in 20 African countries. AfICTA’s vision is to fulfil the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa. Its mission is to encourage multi-stakeholder dialogue fostering accelerated and ICT enabled development in Africa and the use of cutting-edge innovative technologies including mobile, computing and satellite technologies to achieve an Information society in Africa. It was formed on May 1, 2012 and registered in Nigeria on December 30, 2013 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantees.
As an evolving network of public, civil society, and commercial organizations, GKPF provides members, access to global knowledge and innovation; links with organizations within and across regions; supports capacity development and provides opportunities for resource mobilization to advance development. The goals are to engage and empower partners and stakeholders at all levels of the society and community in the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and improve usage of the powerful domain name system for the benefit of all people across the world.
Contact details :
Rudi Vansnick - Klaus Stoll
Singapore Pathfinder Webinar Program
"What every Civil Society Organization should Know about its use of the Internet and Never Dared to Ask! - Part 2"
(South East Asia Regional Webinar)
Date & Time: February 10, 2015 11:30-13:00 SGT (3:30-5:00 UTC)
Event Location: Moor Room, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
Topic 1: “Making it work for you: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations on the Internet”
Presenter: Sam Lanfranco, Chair, NPOC Policy Committee; Chair, ISOC-Canada Public Policy Committee Topic 2: “Civil Society Online: Domain Names, Brand Protection and Abuse Prevention”
Presenters: Renee Xavier, Director, Alpha & Omega Law Firm (Singapore); Brian J. Winterfeldt, Head of Internet Practice, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (Washington D.C.) Topic 3: “ICANN's Role in Civil Society Organization Internet Opportunities and Challenges”
Presenters: Jean-Jacques Sahel, Civil Society Engagement ICANN
Moderator: Rudi Vansnick, Chair, Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)
If you have questions or suggestions please contact Klaus Stoll, firstname.lastname@example.org or Rudi Vansnick, email@example.com at the Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation
What Every Non-profit Organization Should Know About Its Use of the Internet and Never Dared to Ask!"
The Internet has become a critical tool for organizations to carry out their mission and vision. The Pathfinder series has been developed to assist non-profits and non-governmental organizations in using this tool effectively and understanding the context in which the Internet operates. The security and stability of the Internet depend on the active involvement of all stakeholders.
The need for dialogue and education is highlighted by the United States government’s announcement of its intention to relinquish control of the Internet’s numbering system known as IANA. The IANA numbers are behind the names that non-profits depend upon for their Internet presence. How will this change effect your organization? Does it matter? Please join us for a lively and information discussion.
The recording slides + audio are accessible here
As GKPF is getting up to speed in deploying it's Masterplan, we now are proud to announce the launch of regional hubs. The first one will be established in Latin America, around spring we will have the North America hub installed. The regional hubs will focus on the topics and issues related to the regional implementation of Internet governance.
Washington DC, 14 January.
GKPF organized it's first webinar in a series of events under the title PathFinder. With more than 40 participants we may state it was a real success. A lot interaction between the panel speakers and the participants highlighted the importance of the PathFinder program for NGO's. More details can be found on this link.
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