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Side Events

Last Updated on Friday, 22 October 2010 06:26

LIR Training Workshop

This  is a one day workshop targeted at personnel that manage IP addresses for LIRs. After attending this workshop will be able to better plan and manage IP allocations from AfriNIC.

Course Highlights

  • Understanding Internet Resources & How they are Managed
  • Number Resource Policies in Africa
    • How They are Developed
    • How They Affect You and How to Get Involved.
  • AfriNIC Database Basics
    • Introduction to AfriNIC Database Objects
    • Creating Objects in the AfriNIC Database
    • Querying the AfriNIC Database
    • Understanding and Using MyAfriNIC
    • Creating Route Objects in the RIPE Database
  • Managing LIR Initial Allocations
    • Objects that Are Affected in AfriNIC Database
    • Common Mistakes and Best Practices
  • ReverseDNS
  • How to Plan for and Request Address Space

IPv6 Training Workshop

This is a two day hands-on workshop targeted at network engineers and systems administrators that already know how to build and run IPv4 networks. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to build fully routed IPv6 networks.

Course Highlights

  • IPv4 Exhaustion and the Case for IPv6.
  • Why NAT is not a Sustainable Solution to the IPv4 Exhaustion Problem.
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Routing
  • Transition Techniques

Africa Asia Forum on Networking Research

This is a forum of networking professionals, researchers and practitioners from both Africa and Asia. The AAF holds side events at all AfriNIC meetings around various new technologies of interest. This November, the AAF will be organising the following side events:

  • CERT Workshops

The objective of this workshop is to train African instructors who can then teach workshops on how to set up and run effective CERTS. The CERT workshops are broken into two parts:

  1. CERT Instructor Workshop for technical staff.
  2. CERT Workshop for managers and policy makers.

The African Government Working Group (AfGWG)  Event

The AfGWG was set up with the aim of strengthening the collaboration between AfriNIC and African Governments and Regulators in order to create a dynamic framework to address general internet governance challenges faced by region and specifically those related to Internet Number Resources. Objectives of the AfGWG is to:

  • Enable AfriNIC to share the details of its operations to Ministers, Regulators and senior Governments officials.
  • Explain the present ICANN set  up with emphasis on the Regional Internet Registries [RIR]
  • Allow AfriNIC to take stock of the concerns-actual and future- of governments regarding the management of critical internet resources.
  • Initiate joint working sessions to enable governments to  share their views regarding national internet issues.
  • Explore the best way for interaction with governments for the benefits of policy makers in terms of Training
    • Becoming associate members
    • Regular exchange of views within a formal context
    • Participation in AfriNIC’s annual activities
  • Reflect  together and map out common strategies for the continent to benefit from the development of the Internet as well as keeping infrastructure secure.

The first AfGWG round table was convened by AfriNIC in Mauritius in January 2010 and the event saw the participation of 35 representatives of Governments and Regulators from 11 countries. The second meeting in the sidelines of the AfriNIC's 12th Public Policy Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. This will be the third meeting.


The Law Enforcement Event

AfriNIC is setting up a Law Enforcement Agency Working (LEAGWG) with the aim of strengthening the collaboration between AfriNIC and African law enforcement agencies operating within and beyond the African Regions. This is to foster a dynamic framework that encourages greater cooperation on general Internet Governance challenges faced by region and specifically those related to Internet Number Resources. This working group will address amongst others the linkage between Law enforcement and Internet governance on fighting cyber-crime. The goal is to foster a greater understanding of AfriNIC and how LEAs can work within the AfriNIC and the RIR system to prevent crime and provide the public a safe and secure Internet.

The first LEAWG meeting is scheduled to take place during the 13th AfriNIC Public Policy Meeting to be held from 20 to 26 November 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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