Nigeria to host 3rd African Internet Governance Forum
Addis Ababa, 10 April 2014 (ECA) - The third African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) will take place in Abuja, Nigeria from 10 to 12 July 2014. According to the Secretariat of the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), this third AfIGF will discuss critical issues of relevance and concern to the Continent as part of a global 10-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10). The Forum will also make recommendations for consideration and adoption by African governments and other stake-holders.
ECA is the host of the Secretariat of the African Internet Governance Forum with the African Union Commission as a member. ECA has been playing a leading role in the development of an Information Society in Africa, a critical component of which is enhancing Africa’s participation in the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) consultations in order to ensure that Africa’s voice is heard on these very important issues.
The Internet Governance Forum is one of the major outcomes of the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society. The African internet governance space was very active in the lead up to the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in 2005 and became even more so after the Summit.
Egypt hosted the first AfIGF from 2 to 4 October 2012 and Kenya hosted the second from 23 to 26 September 2013.
Bid to host the 3rd African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF 2014)
The 3rd AfIGF is expected to be held from June 2014, in a member State other than Egypt and Kenya.
Given a number of countries showing interest in hosting the third AfIGF, the secretariat would like to facilitate the selection of the host country for the third AfIGF and invite countries to submit expressions of interest to the AfIGF Secretariat.
Kenya to host the 2nd African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF)
Following a bid submitted by the Government of the Republic of Kenya through the Ministry of Information and Communication in February 2013 and confirmed in March, the AfIGF secretariat is pleased to announce that the 2nd African Internet Governance Forum will be held in Kenya from 24-26 September 2013 at the Multimedia University (at the vicinity of the National Park).
Kenya has hosted with great success the 5th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which had the highest number of participants in the history of the IGF.
The AfIGF secretariat takes this opportunity to thank the Government and people of Kenya for agreeing to host, after Egypt, such an important African event.
You are all invited to take part in AfIGF2
The AfIGF Secretariat
AfIGF 2013 is organized by:
AfIGF 2013 is supported by:
The African Internet Governance Forum - AfIGF 2013
24–26 September 2013, Nairobi, Kenya
Hotel name: Longview Suites
Contact person: Ms. Eva Musyimi, Sales Account Manager
Tel: +254 721 742 648
Distance: 5 Kilometres from the AfIGF Venue
Hotel price: Negotiated AfIGF rate is US100 BB
Please note the following:
- The Multimedia University Hotel where the sponsored participants are booked, has a limited number of rooms available for paying participants.
- Other hotels are available in the center of Nairobi, which is 20 Kilometers away from the AfIGF Venue.