Capacity building

Yay! We did it, AfriSIG 2021 happened!
Yay! We did it, AfriSIG 2021 happened! 08 November 2021 Ruth Atim

The ninth edition of the African School of Internet Governance (AfriSIG) finally happened – virtually, because, well, COVID-19 couldn’t allow various fellows and facility members to attend an in-person school. 

AfriSIG 2021: A unique approach to Africa’s internet development
AfriSIG 2021: A unique approach to Africa’s internet development 03 November 2021 Kenneth Matimaire

What happens when an ardent internet governance activist has to suddenly place themselves in the shoes of the private sector? Or a social tech enthusiast has to play the role of the government during a simulation? Does the shift of perspective strengthen everyone’s grasp of internet governance?

AfriSIG 2021: Does Africa really need the internet?
AfriSIG 2021: Does Africa really need the internet? 02 November 2021 Anne Wangari Njathi and Tsema Yvonne Ede

When discussions around access to the internet are raised, our thoughts turn to whether we have sufficiently solved the issues of poverty, health, education and energy to decide that internet access is a needed right in Africa. But COVID-19 has changed our view of the need for connectivity.

AfriSIG 2021: Sandboxes of our own
AfriSIG 2021: Sandboxes of our own 29 October 2021 Favour Borokini

It is undeniable that our world today is a digital one. It is this world that young Africans are navigating today. Perhaps our play, our natural gravitation towards games, social media and movies, is our way of expressing our desire for mastery, and ultimately our claim on the internet.

“Finally I made it”: Passion and commitment to turn the AfriSIG dream into reality
“Finally I made it”: Passion and commitment to turn the AfriSIG dream into reality 27 October 2021 Providence Baraka

For the young person I was, under 25 years, attending the African School on Internet Governance and getting involved in the internet ecosystem in my country was a dream that I will continue to follow.  

AfriSIG 2021: Digital inequality in Africa
AfriSIG 2021: Digital inequality in Africa 27 October 2021 Fatou Sarr

The 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) has brought together actors from digital ecosystems worldwide. It has been a golden opportunity for me and my community as I have learnt about several topics on internet governance.

AfriSIG 2021: African child suffering from impostor syndrome
AfriSIG 2021: African child suffering from impostor syndrome 27 October 2021 Albertine Shipena

How did I make it to the AfriSIG 2021 fellow if I am not deserving (African child suffering from impostor syndrome)?

Harnessing the collective power of communities in 2020
Harnessing the collective power of communities in 2020 22 October 2021 APCNews

We want the collective power of communities within and beyond the APC network to be harnessed through existing and new relationships built around transformative actions and our shared visions. Check out our achievements in this area in 2020.

Servelots joins the APC network: Connecting the unconnected to enable content creation by all, for all
Servelots joins the APC network: Connecting the unconnected to enable content creation by all, for all 04 October 2021 APCNews

"With APC, we have experienced a network whose technology and community initiatives seek equitable knowledge communities, with a special emphasis on the global South," said Servelots, which first joined the APC community as a partner organisation in its community networks initiative.

Towards an inclusive, sustainable, trusted internet: APrIGF in 2021
Towards an inclusive, sustainable, trusted internet: APrIGF in 2021 20 September 2021 APCNews

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level. This year will be a hybrid event in Kathmandu and the overarching theme is “Towards an Inclusive, Sustainable and Trusted Internet".

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