From 10 to 12 septembre 2019

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Shared Responsibilities of Stakeholders for a Robust Internet Governance Ecosystem in Africa

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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a platform for a multi-actor dialogue on current and emerging political issues on Internet governance ecosystems.
On 16 December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly approved the extension of the IGF’s mandate for ten years. The IGF aims to promote the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet, facilitating content development and access to information and knowledge. Africa’s contribution to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) led to the creation of the Forum for Internet Governance in Africa (FGI-Af) in September 2011.


Awareness raising and capacity building

Increase awareness and capacity building on Internet governance for African users so that all stakeholders are well prepared for contribution and interaction.

Establishment of a coordinated African process

Establish a coordinated African process to address Internet governance issues on the continent and ensure multi-stakeholder representation from all regions of the continent.

Promoting the use of ICT in Africa

Promote the use of ICT and Interrnet in the socio-economic development of the continent and ensure that the concerns of Africa are taken into account in the IGF process.

Promotion of digital transformation

Promote access to information and knowledge, the digital transformation of Africa and the development of content and the use of African languages ​​in the cyber space.

Strengthening the dialogue model

Strengthen multi-stakeholder dialogue model for Internet governance in Africa through regional and national fora and Facilitate national and regional exchanges and interactions between countries and regions of the continent.

Facilitated participation of African actors

Ensure that all countries participate in regional processes and initiate / strengthen their national processes and Facilitate the participation of African actors in IGF-Af and other relevant regional and national Internet governance forums.



08:30 – 09:30

Session I : Introduction Session for Newcomers

Moderated by : Makane Faye, Secrétariat FGI Afrique
Panelists : Adil Sulieman, AU, Mary Uduma, WAIGF Lillian Nalwoga, EAIGF, Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong, Chad, Ridha Guellouz, Tunisia
Rapporteurs : Mamadou Ndiaye, Senegal, Host

09:30 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:00


Room : Breakout Session #1
African Youth IG Forum: Shaping the next generation of Internet Users
Rapporteurs : Organizers & Host

Room : Breakout Session #2
Ruralization of secured innovating digital services for the sustainable stability and development of Chad
Rapporteurs :
Chaibo Abdoulaye, Adoum M. Moussa & un international

Room : Breakout Session #3
Internet Freedom: How Much Regulation is Legitimate in the Online Space?
Rapporteurs : Organizers & Host

Room : Breakout Session #4
Taxing Africa’s Digital Economy
Rapporteurs : Organizers & Host

11:00 – 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 – 14:00


Room : Breakout Session #1 (ctd)
African Youth Forum: Shaping the next generation of Internet Users
Rapporteurs : Organizers & Host

Room : Breakout Session #5
Overcoming linguistic barrier: Universal acceptance for digital inclusion
Rapporteurs : Organizers

Room : Breakout Session #6
Connecting the unconnected, communities at the front line: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions
Rapporteurs :
Victor Ndonnang

Room : Breakout Session #7
ICANN Ecosystem
Rapporteurs :

14:00 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30

Session II : National and Regional IGFs

Moderated by : Edoh Afi, Togo
Round Table : NRIs which organized an IGF after African IGF 2018.
Discussion Open Mic
Rapporteurs : Host &

16:30 – 17:30

Welcome Diner, organized by Chad


Session III : Report of the African Youth Forum and the Parallel Sessions

Moderated by : Keith Andere, Kenya, Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong, Chad
Presentations by : Joshua Chizaram Joshua, West Africa Youth and parallel sessions organizers
Rapporteurs : Rapporteurs of Youth Session and parallel session rapporteurs

08:30 – 09:50

Session IV : Opening Ceremony

MC : Hon Idriss Saleh Bachar, Minister of Posts & ICT, Chad
Speakers :
1. Mary Uduma, Chairperson, African IGF-MAG
2. S.E. Mme Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa
3. S.E.M. Moussa Faki, President, African Union
4. S.E.M. Idriss Déby Itno, President, Republic of Chad
Rapporteurs : Host &

10:00 – 11:00

Coffee break & Group Photo

11:00 – 11:30

Session V : High Level Roundtable Policy Discussion: “Frontier Issues for Internet Governance in Africa: Achieving Equal Digital Opportunity for All”

Keynote : Alison Gillwald, Executive Director, Research ICT Africa, South Africa
Moderated by : Moctar Yedaly, African Union
Panelists : Ministers, Parliamentarians, AU Commissioner, European Union
Rapporteurs : Host &

11:30 – 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 – 14:00

Session VI : Achieving Digital Inclusion in Africa

Moderated by : Cisse Kane, ACSIS
Presentations by : 1. Safia Mahamat Youssouf, Chad 2. Mohamed Timoulali, Morocco 3. Noha Abdel Baky, Egypt
Rapporteurs : Host &

14:00 – 15:20

Session VII : Affordable & Non-discriminatory Access to the Internet in Africa

Moderated by : Yaovi Atohoun, ICANN
Presentations by : 1. Ndeye Maimouna Diop, Senegal 2. Noor Mohammed Zafroullah, Mauritius 3. Daouda Alhadj Adam, Chad 4. Alison Gilwald, South Africa
Rapporteurs : Host &

15:20 – 16:40

Cocktail, hosted by ISOC

18:00 – 19:00

Session VIII : Security, Safety, Stability & Resilience of cyberspace

Moderated by : Roland Konodji Guelgnar, Chad
Presentations by : 1. Cade Zavaganja, Zimbabwe 2. Oarabile Mudongo, Botswana 3. Fika Gapili Tedang, Chad 4. Vladamir Radunovic, Diplo Foundation
Rapporteurs : Host &

08:30 – 09:50

Coffee Break

09:50 – 10:10

Session XIX : Digital Cooperation & Future of the Internet

Moderated by : Koliwe Majama, APC
Presentation by : 1. Hossam Elgamal, AFICTA 2. Elizabeth Orembo, Kenya 3. Daouda Ahmat, Chad 4. Guiguemde J. R. Ragnimpinda, Burkina Faso
Rapporteurs : Host &

10:10 – 11:30

Session X : Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Growth

Moderated by : Verangai Mabika, ISOC
Presentation by : 1. Hafedh Garbi Yamadi, Tunisia 2. Adisa Bolutife, Nigeria 3. Hamit Djeroua, Chad 4. Ahassan Haru, Nigeria
Rapporteurs : Host &

11:30 – 12:50

Lunch break

12:50 – 13:50

Meeting of Rapporteurs

Moderated by : Makane Faye, African IGF Secretariat
Participants : All Rapporteurs & MAG Chair

13:50 – 14:50

Session XI : Status of the Recommendations of AfIGF2018 & Presentation of the Outcome of AfIGF2019 by : AfIGF secretariat, Rapporteur General 2018 (Peter Akinremi Taiwo, Nigeria) and Rapporteur General 2019

Moderated by : Adil Sulieman, AU
Rapporteurs : All rapporteurs

14:50 – 15:40

Coffee Break

15:40 – 16:00

Session XII : Closing Statements & Vote of Thanks

Vote of Thanks
Closing Remarks by H.E. Moussa Faki, Chairperson, African Union
Closing of the 8th African IGF by H.E. Idriss Déby Itno, President, Republic of Chad
Rapporteurs : Host &

16:00 – 17:00

Farewell Diner, organized by Chad & End of the 8th African Internet Governance Forum


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