African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is the regional Internet numbers registry for Africa tasked with equitable distribution of Internet number resources in the continent. AFRINIC exists to grow Internet for the sustainable development of Africa. One of the prominent ways in which AFRINIC implements this vision is through major events held around the continent to champion this debate. It is for this reason that AFRINIC will be holding the 31st series of these meetings. Dubbed AFRINIC-34, the meeting will take place online from 15-18 November 2021 from 9:00 - 13:00 UTC.
AFRINIC meetings are held twice a year in different countries across the continent. They provide a platform for African governments and global stakeholders to discuss and benchmark issues regarding Internet policy, Internet governance, Internet for Development (ICT4D), Internet access, and technical capacity building.
AFRINIC-34 Online is a follow-up to the African Internet Summit (AIS) 2021 that was held online from 31 May to 4 June 2021. It was held in collaboration with ISPA-DRC. Over 370 participants from 55 countries attended the summit that consisted of in-depth policy development discussions, training courses, workshops, tutorials, plenary sessions, and panel discussions. Some key highlights of the event included discussions on inclusivity and diversity in ICT, cyber security, IPv6, blockchain, and peering efforts to strengthen key internet infrastructure to keep the content and traffic local.
The event is open to over 1,700 AFRINIC members as well as our global stakeholders, partners, and ICT professionals. The meeting will bring together leaders and top executives from Internet Service Providers and organisations concerned with Internet development, and Internet and ICT policy development from around the world. Renowned speakers and experts will also be at hand to make presentations and participate in panels, plenary discussions, and other platforms on the latest developments and case studies in e-Infrastructures, applications, research, entrepreneurship, and more.
Africa is progressing towards greater connectivity. The future depends on how AFRINIC, alongside key stakeholders such as governments, regulators, network operators, academia, civil society, development agencies and organisations, and business leaders, harness the massive opportunities provided by greater and efficient Internet connectivity.
AFRINIC-34 Online will provide a unique opportunity for your organisation to share and showcase your vision for this aspiration as well as open multiple business opportunities brought by the global audience attending the event.
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