Contents noted with #WS are Parallel Session.
Contents noted with #PS are Plenary Sessions.
Tuesday, November 24

8:30am GMT

African Youth Internet Government Forum
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCrpjMiE9O4VO10mnAhfRheixOVVqdA

Digital Opportunities for Youth During & Post COVID19

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. The forum is held in an informal setting, free from binding negotiations. It brings together all stakeholders from government, private sector, technical community, academia and civil society to discuss Internet governance issues on an equal footing through an open and inclusive process. The IGF has been held annually since 2006 and Kenya hosted the Global IGF in 2011. This type of cooperative engagement is referred to as the multi-stakeholder model of Internet Governance, which is one of the key features for the Internet’s success.
This model is paramount to ensuring that the Internet remains sustainable for economic and social development. The IGF is a unique platform for all stakeholders to openly exchange perspectives and concerns on key issues that may affect the future of the Internet for millions of youth across the African Continent. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven the necessity and power of digital technologies. While this unknown and dangerous health threat has locked schools across the world, prevented people from going to work or working at all, and forced families and friends to stay apart, it is the Internet that has enabled many to continue pursuing education, working and while physically distancing, maintain socially interacting.
However, the COVID-19 prompted increase in the use of online technologies has exacerbated many digital policy related issues and even more illustrated the widening gap between the connected and unconnected ones. For example, it even elevated the issues related to online security and safety, data protection and utilization, as well as freedoms and rights on the Internet. Further, digital and gender-based divide, as well as online segregation and discrimination of various marginalized groups has been at the forefront of many digital policy processes for years
African Youth IGF is a youth-led structure to build the capacity for organizing, mobilizing and advocating for meaningful inclusion and engagement of young people in the African IGF in partnership with industry stakeholders to address key Internet issues. The African Youth IGF was officially launched in N'djamena Chad in September 2019 by the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, H.E Quartey Thomas Kwesi during the 8th session of the African IGF. This year, African Youth is scheduled for November 24, 2020 and the outcomes will feed into the ninth Annual Meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum which will be hosted online by the African Union from 25 - 27 November 2020.
This year’s African IGF Youth aims at serving as an interactive discussion platform for organized youth participation from all regions to bring up their ideas and concerns. The Forum will further create opportunities for networking, collaboration and creating long-term partnerships between National Youth IGF structures and the community.

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Keith Andere

Director, African Youth Commission

Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:30am - 4:00pm GMT
Conference Room
Wednesday, November 25

7:00am GMT

#WS 1: Key issues in Data protection policy making and implementation
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrc-2pqTIrE92ZWYQMklg1UQ2WjYAErBS2

This session will begin with a presentation on the main aspects of the AfDec Privacy and personal data protection in Africa Advocacy Toolkit, currently in its finalization stage. This will be followed by three lightning talks that map key issues in data protection policy making processes and implementation on the continent. Talks will explore artificial intelligence, gender, and the right to privacy; highlight data protection concerns for African business and the share the experiences of data protection regulation experiences.

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Koliwe Majama

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

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Ms Hlengiwe Dube

University of Pretoria
Hlengiwe is a PhD candidate and Project Coordinator of the Centre for Human Rights' Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit, University of Pretoria. The Centre for Human Rights' Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit, is the lead consultant in the development of the... Read More →
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Chenai Chair

World Wide Web Foundation
Chenai is the World Wide Web Foundation’s Research Manager focused on Gender and Digital Rights and a 2019/2020. She is also a Mozilla Tech Policy Fellow whose focus on assessing adequacy of data protection and privacy regulation in Africa taking on gender and data justice pers... Read More →
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Advocate Pansy Tlakula

Information regulator of South Africa
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Ms. Dumisani Nkala

Business Development Manager, Telecontract (Pvt) Ltd.
Dumisani is the Business Development Manager of Zimbabwean Internet Access Provider Telecontract (Pvt) Ltd. With thirteen years management experience in the Telecommunications industry, Dumisani has been instrumental in the formation of the Blockchain Association of Zimbabwe She is... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 7:00am - 8:30am GMT
Room 1

7:00am GMT

#WS 2: Campaigning on digital rights at the UN, Universal Periodic Review Sessions.
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqc-GoqzMjHtKqP12HspVYGrHbzvvpr6o0

This session will enhance civil society’s understanding on digital rights and empower them to lobby and campaign for the advancement of these rights at the UN level, through the Universal Periodic Review. Several African countries are due for review at the up-coming 3rd and 4th cycles of the UPR, and this session will enable them to strategize engagements with their governments and other stakeholders to push for favourable legislative and policy frameworks that address issues around personal data protection, privacy, cybersecurity and access to the internet, inline with international and regional standards, and best practices.

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Catherine Anite

Small Media

Wednesday November 25, 2020 7:00am - 8:30am GMT
Room 2

7:00am GMT

#WS 3: Universal Acceptance (UA) and Email Address Internationalisation(EAI) for Supporting a Multilingual Internet in Africa
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvfuyoqzkuHtKalCvFrEktF4a2Uuo4N1iV

This Session seeks to position UA/EAI as required technically to support a multilingual Internet ( e.g focusing on Africa linguistic diversity, Arabic, Amharic scripts and access to all)
  1. Universal Acceptance and EAI overview : Mohamed Elbashir, UA Program, ICANN (20min)
  2. New gTLDs and Universal Acceptance: .Africa Registry Prospective, Lucky Masilela, Africa Registry CEO (20min)
  3. EAI Implementation Experience using Arabic Script: Abdelmonem Galila, Egypt .مصر Registry, UA Ambassador (30min)
  4. Q&A (15min)

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Bob Ochieng

Snr. Director - New gTLD Program: Next Round., ICANN
In this capacity, Bob is responsible for the Implementation of the Subsequent Round of ICANN’s New gTLD (Generic Top Level Domain) Program, Via the introduction of new top-level domains in multiple languages and scripts, this program aims to enhance innovation, competition, and... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 7:00am - 8:30am GMT
Room 3
  • Host Organization ICANN

7:00am GMT

#WS 4: Policy Considerations for Community Networks in Africa
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlduqspjorE9BpBK17DUDIbrXQ0TiMHPPR

Session Description: 
While Community Networks (CN) are increasingly getting recognition as a way to bridge the connectivity gap around the world. In Africa, the progress and growth are hindered by poor policy and regulatory frameworks that do not support CN development. African policy makers should consider creating innovative licensing processes and licenses to enable community networks. In granting innovative licenses, regulators should recognize that community network operators are different than traditional operators, and require an easy, transparent, and streamlined process for obtaining licenses, with less severe bureocratic and financial requirements. Regulators should consider including community network experts on regulatory policy-making advisory panels to help bring increased perspective to policy and regulatory decision-making.
 ISOC and APC has a long history of making a difference in this area. They have worked to support CN deployments, create capacities in communities by training local people, built new communities of interest, and focused on changing policies and regulations to encourage the development and deployment of Community Networks. 
The proposed session will serve as an opportunity to discuss unique policy challenges faced by the community in implementing connectivity projects. It will bring together communities, technical experts, policy makers and civil society organisations representatives to share their views on how an enabling policy environment can help Community Networks in the regions thrive and become a viable option to help connect the unconnected. 
It will give special focus on policy and regulatory frameworks discussing challenges and solutions envisioned to implement and promote this complementary model of connectivity. Representatives from different stakeholders will share their perspectives on their local access initiatives as well as on their responsibilities to create an enabling ecosystem for the emergence and growth of community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives in developing countries.
Session Format: Virtual session – 1hour 30 mins
Organizers : Internet Society and Association for Progressive Communications
Proposed Speakers:

Verengai Mabika, Senior Policy Advisor, Africa, Internet Society
Carlos Rey-Moreno, PhD, Co-lead Local Networks: Policy and Strategy
Association for Progressive Communications


Carlos Rey-Moreno, PhD

Co-lead Local Networks: Policy and Strategy Association for Progressive Communications
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Verengai Mabika

Senior Policy Advisor - Africa, ISOC
I joined the Internet Society as Senior Policy Advisor for Africa. In this role I provide expert and policy advice to the several projects. I work very closely with the External and Community Engagement teams in improving and maintaining our relations with regional partners such as... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 7:00am - 8:30am GMT
Room 4

7:00am GMT

#WS 5: Security of digital products and services: A development perspective
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkduipqzoqEtUzq2oIULscV7wOrSkV91Tj

Vulnerabilities of digital products are rapidly being exploited by a wide range of actors for various purposes. This puts the stability of the digitalised world at risk, erodes user trust in digital services, and undermines digital development. To reduce these risks, businesses must increase the resilience of their digital products and services. Various baseline security requirements and product security certification schemes are being shaped by national, regional and international institutions and organisations around the world. Security-by-design may become a competitive market advantage, but will also add costs on the side of emerging digital industries – in particular in developing countries.
Building on the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace (https://genevadialogue.ch/) - a project implemented by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and DiploFoundation - this workshop will discuss best practices and examples of creating global, resilient, and ethical digital products, and their opportunities and challenges in the African context. The interactive workshop will bring together perspectives of the industry, public authorities, technical community, and civil society, from all parts of the world.
Key messages from the Workshop discussion:
  • Vulnerabilities in digital products and services are exploited by cyber-attacks, which produces security risks, safety risks, and diminishing trust. This, in turn, endangers economic development.
  • Companies should embrace security by design and security by default approach. Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace (https://genevadialogue.ch) gathers lead global companies to share good practices. African companies are invited to partner as well.
  • Companies in developing countries - and generally small companies and start-ups - might find focus on security as additional burden. It is important not to press them, but rather to incentivise them to embrace security by design.
  • Governments and local authorities also create numerous digital services for citizens, whose security is critical for security and safety of citizens (eg. with regards to national ID schemes).
  • There is a need to boost cooperation among governments and the private sector, as well as civil society, to enhance awareness about security of digital products, and explore regulatory and policy options to incentivise security by design.
  • We need more easily digested baseline security requirements and standards to be deployed by companies. The context and cultural specifics of the company/sector/country is also important in standards application. Certification schemes by regulators on African level (similar to those by Singapore or EU) may be helpful. 
  • Capacity building will be crucial for security of digital products - for companies, but also for governments and regulators. Efforts and good practices by big(ger) companies are important to move forward. Geneva Dialogue will focus more on baseline requirements and capacity building in 2021.

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Vladimir Radunovic

Director, E-diplomacy and Cybersecurity, DiploFoundation
Vladimir Radunović is a director of e-diplomacy and cybersecurity programmes at DiploFoundation. He is a lecturer in cybersecurity policy, Internet governance, and e-diplomacy at postgraduate and professional courses. Vladimir also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 7:00am - 8:30am GMT
Room 5

9:00am GMT

#WS 6: Blockages and bottlenecks in digital government pipelines in Africa
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlf-mvrDgoE9fXFLvdGkf5LSJZAD8xGxFy

More and more governments around the globe plan to adopt a digital-first approach to the procedures, processes and services they provide to their citizens. Although such initiatives might improve the availability of state services and streamline state bureaucracy "pipelines",factors like unsupportive strategies, the poor implementation of infrastructure, and ineffective development practices, often turn well-intentioned initiatives into costly tools that discriminate and alienate significant parts of the populace, as well as those who are most in need of state services. Inadequate platform design and lack of affordable Internet access are also major barriers for exercising citizenship, especially in African countries. If these challenges are not addressed, the digitalization of government services may reinforce and deepen existing inequalities as well as create new inequalities in citizen participation.

Using case studies from Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and other countries, the panelists in this session will discuss the most common bottlenecks and blockages for delivering a digital state pipeline and will explore strategies for mitigating these issues, ranging from development best practices, infrastructure improvements and public policies.

The session findings will serve as input for a draft public policy and strategic recommendation document.

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Alex Comninos

Researcher, Research ICT Africa


Sizwe Snail Ka Mtuze

Snail Attorneys
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Prof. Justine Olawande Daramola

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
I am an active researcher in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics. Some of my ongoing research projects include Explainable AI (XAI), AI for Healthcare, Health Data Science, and Intelligent Systems for e-Governance.
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Felicia Anthonio

Campaigner, #KeepItOn Lead, Access Now
Felicia Anthonio works with Access Now as Campaigner for the #KeepItOn Campaign, a global campaign that fights against internet shutdowns. The #KeepItOn coalition is made up of over 210 organizations across the world. Before joining Access Now, she was a Programme Associate at the... Read More →
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JD Bothma

Software Developer, Open Up
I am particularly passionate about not just giving the public access to data, but helping them understand what they see in data, and helping them figure out what next step they should take to improve their lives.I believe an informed, participatory public is an essential defense against... Read More →

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Senka Hadzic

Research ICT Africa

Wednesday November 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am GMT
Room 1

9:00am GMT

9:00am GMT

#WS 9: ccTLDs and Internet Governance in Africa
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqduytqTsoGdwJvrUCE0hkGouqGT__RYaX
Examine the role and Impact of ccTLDs in Africa in advancing the Internet Governance Agenda

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Barrack Otieno

General Manager, Africa Top Level Domains Organization
Passionate about Internet Governance and the role of the Internet for Social and Economic Developement. Practitioner in the African Naming and Numbering Space.

Wednesday November 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am GMT
Room 4

9:00am GMT

#WS 10: E-commerce: What challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurial youth

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Badara Diouf

Association Jeunes Entrepreneurs et Promoteurs du Numérique Africain J.EP.N.A
Président de l’association des Jeunes Entrepreneurs et Promoteurs du Numérique Africain communément appelé J.E.P.N.A . Son association JEPNA fédère des membres issus de formation en technologie de l’information et de la communication qui sont de jeunes entrepreneurs... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am GMT
Room 5

11:00am GMT

#WS 11: The digital economy in Africa, possibilities and challenges
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEufuqqrzsiG90xU8k4JtVGfeWdI7_J3omj
The main objective of this workshop is to identify and the knowledge of the digital economy in the African world and what it can contribute to increasing and improving the national income of African countries and contributing to improving the investment environment in the African Countries.

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Hago Dafalla

Lecturer, African ICT Foundation East Africa Region

Wednesday November 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Room 1

11:00am GMT

#WS 13 ISOC Capacity Building
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfuuprjsjGdaXVUmSJIfIZwI2_NDSUyOQ

The main objective of this session is to explain the new approach to training in ISOC, share the courses that will on offer in 2021, and share the opportunities that the community can take advantage of. This will be in the form of an interactive presentation.

Speaker: Esther Mwiyeria Kioni, Project Director, Training and e-Learning, Internet Society

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Esther Mwiyeria Kioni

Project Director, Training and e-Learning, Internet Society
Esther has been engaged in the use of Technology in Education in various projects across the continent for more than 20 years. Currently, she is the Director - Training in ISOC working with various teams to create impactful training moments to support the work of the Projects.

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Verengai Mabika

Senior Policy Advisor - Africa, ISOC
I joined the Internet Society as Senior Policy Advisor for Africa. In this role I provide expert and policy advice to the several projects. I work very closely with the External and Community Engagement teams in improving and maintaining our relations with regional partners such as... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT
Room 3

11:00am GMT

#WS 14: Community Networks, Electricity, Digital Inclusion, Spectrum and the Regulatory Environment
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcud-CuqjojGdXdjHfnm6xdq7C_hdDx6PgJ

The objective of this workshop is to bring together key stakeholders to discuss and share knowledge within the Covid-19 context and how we can fully develop and improve community networks and electricity within the digital frameworks and to showcase best practices and the innovative solution developed on how the underserve and unconnected communities can be best served.

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Kwaku Antwi

Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation

Angela Akua Asante

Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation

Wednesday November 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT
Room 4

11:00am GMT

#WS 12: Improving evidence-based Internet policies: UNESCO’s launch of IGF Dynamic Coalition on Internet Universality Indicators (IUIs) and presentation of national Assessments
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodumopzMqE9K3Vkna9glDcHjnblXT6SPV

This session will give panellists from African countries an opportunity to present their
national assessment projects using Internet Universality Indicators (IUIs) during
a 10-minute remark and allow for further engagement with African IGF communities
and stakeholders. It will also allow UNESCO to show the impact of the IUIs
framework in fostering Internet reforms and improvements in Africa. UNESCO also
invites African stakeholders to join its newly launched Dynamic Coalition on Internet
Universality indicators.

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Xianhong Hu

Programme Specialist, UNESCO
Dr. Xianhong Hu, UNESCO’s Programme Specialist at the Sector of Communication and Information since 2006. Her expertise and responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression, privacy, journalism, media development, Internet governance and AI policies. She has followed the... Read More →

Karen Landa

Consultant, UNESCO

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Alain Kiyindou

Universite Bordeaux Montaigne

Karima Mahmoudi

Instance Nationale Télécommunications de la Tunisie (INTT)
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Michel Kenmoe

Regional Adviser for Communication and Information, UNESCO
Michel Kenmoe has been working for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for several years. Before joining the Regional Office for West Africa Sahel (Senegal) as Adviser and Head for Communication and Information, he was stationed in Gabon... Read More →

Dorothy Gordon


Paul Hector

Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States, UNESCO

David N Souter

Managing Director, ict Development Associates
Independent expert on the digital society and its impact on public policy, particularly development, environment, governance and rights.  Advisor to a number of United Nations agencies.  Author of regular Inside the Digital Society blog for APC (https://www.apc.org/en/column/in... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT
Room 2

12:30pm GMT

Opening Ceremony


Adil Sulieman

Senior Policy Officer, Telecom and ICT, African Union Commission
Senior Policy Officer, Telecom and ICT | Department of Infrastructure and Energy


AKinremi Peter Taiwo

Executive Director, Africa Rapporteur
Taiwo Peter Akinremi is the Executive Director of Africa Rapporteur. He was the lead rapporteur general to the 7th African IGF, resource person to the manual for the African IGF. Peter is the author of a book titled the influence of ICT’s on students’ academic performance, co-author... Read More →

Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm GMT
Conference Room

1:00pm GMT

Thursday, November 26

8:00am GMT

#PS 1: High-level Discussion on Internet Governance issues during and Post COVID-19

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Moctar Yedaly

Head Information Society Division, Africa Union
African Union Commission, Head of Information Society, Department

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Keith Andere

Director, African Youth Commission

Dr. Sherif Hashem

membe, African Union Cybersecurity Expert Group

Jean Paul Adam

Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Hon. Mrs Fatoumata Njai

Parliamentarian, The Gambia

Thursday November 26, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am GMT
Conference Room

9:40am GMT

#PS 2: Unlocking the Digital Potentials of the DLDC

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Dr. Jimson Olufuye

Chief Executive Officer, Kontemporary Konsulting Ltd
Dr Jimson Olufuye has more than 30 years of experience in the national, regional and global Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. He is the Chairman/Principal Consultant at Kontemporary® Konsulting Ltd, an ICT solution company based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is also... Read More →

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Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola

Member AU Cybersecurity Experts Group and Strategic Road Map Action Plan Committee, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB)
Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, a globally recognized cybersecurity expert ranked #1 on IFSEC's 2020 list of Global Cybersecurity influencers, holds several leadership positions and has extensive involvement in cyber diplomacy. His roles include Chair of the African Union Cyber Security Expert... Read More →
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Lily Edinam Botsyoe

Coordinator, Ghana Youth IGF


Ministry of Planning and Development, Benin
AMESSINOU Kossi is former IT Director at Ministry of Planning in Benin. He is Doctor in Information and Communication Sciences. He also holds an International Master in Development Studies and Professional Master in Design and Management of Digital Projects.In the professionnal level... Read More →
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Dr. Nnenna Ajufo

Senior Lecturer in Law and Technology, African Union Cyber Security Experts Group (AUSCEG)/ Swansea University

Mr. Jerry Shikkule

Enterprise Sales Lead, Africa, Craft Silicon, Kenya

Thursday November 26, 2020 9:40am - 11:10am GMT
Conference Room

11:40am GMT

#PS 3: Creating a sustainable digital taxation regime in Africa
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/j/89686681024?pwd=ZThIeHE1YVlJV2JOT09rL0JGRzl6UT09

To raise policy questions about the impact of retrogressive end user taxes on objectives of affordable universal access and to ask who should bear the onus of paying for Internet taxes. How do such taxes impact digital inclusion, human rights, and socio-economic developments? How the reforms of the international tax regime (BEPS) that include the global digital tax might contribute to national tax bases not only realisation of global public goods (such as Internet, cybersecurity and data) at the national level, but to increased demand for social, labour and consumer protection from the state, as a result of globalised processes of digitalisation and datafication.

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Gillwald Alison

Executive Director, Research ICT Africa
Alison Gillwald (PhD) is the Executive Director of Research ICT Africa (RIA), an African digitalpolicy and regulatory think-tank that works across 20 African countries. She is also adjunct-professor at the University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governancewhere... Read More →

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Juliet Nanfunka

Researcher, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa
Juliet Nanfuka is interested in the intersection of society, policy and technology.
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Linda Bonyo

CEO, Lawyers Hub
Linda Bonyo founded the Nairobi-based Lawyers Hub in 2017 as a Pan-African network of lawyers advising on digital policy and using tech policy for startups across the continent. Through events such as the annual Africa Law Tech Festival, her network of Africa-focused tech lawyers... Read More →

Logan Wort

African Taxation Administration Forum (ATAF)

Taylor Reynolds

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Felleng Sekha

Legal and Regulatory Affairs, MTN Group Executive
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Raymond Onohua

Tech Policy Fellow, Lagos Business School
Raymond Onuoha is a Research and Teaching Fellow at the Lagos Business School (LBS) Nigeria, where his research focuses on the strategic and policy challenges in the evolution of the digital economy and technology innovation in developing countries, with a special focus on Sub-Saharan... Read More →

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Shamira Ahmed

Senior Economist, Research ICT Africa
Shamira is a seasoned trade and development economist. She has a versatile skill set and broad research expertise,which she gained from working as a research consultant at a multinational consultancy firm, as a trade economist in the public sector, and in her current role as senior... Read More →

Thursday November 26, 2020 11:40am - 1:10pm GMT
Conference Room

1:20pm GMT

#PS 4:Digital Cooperation

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Anriette Esterhuysen

Chairperson, Senior Advisor Internet Governance, Policy Advocacy and Strategy, Association for Progressive

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Nnenna Nwakanma

Chief Web Advocate, World Wide Web Foundation
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Xianhong Hu

Programme Specialist, UNESCO
Dr. Xianhong Hu, UNESCO’s Programme Specialist at the Sector of Communication and Information since 2006. Her expertise and responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression, privacy, journalism, media development, Internet governance and AI policies. She has followed the... Read More →
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Anna Ekeledo

Executive Director, AfriLabs
Anna Ekeledo is the Executive Director of AfriLabs - a Network Organisation of 240 TechnologyInnovation Hubs spread across 48 African Countries; leading AfriLabs to develop programmesand building partnerships that support African Innovation Hubs and other stakeholders raisehigh potential... Read More →
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Pierre Dandjinou

Vice President, global stakeholder engagement, ICANN Org
Pierre Dandjinou is currently Vice President, global stakeholder engagement at ICANN, theInternet Corporation for Assigned Names and numbers, headquartered in Los Angeles,California.. Pierre coordinates ICANN's engagement with African stakeholders and oversees theimplementation of... Read More →

Dr. Macter Seck

The Chief of Section, Technology & Innovation, United Nation Economic Commision for Africa - UNECA
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Hon. Koroney Massani

West African IGF Parliamentary Network
Nom : KORONEY  Prénom : MASSANIFonction : Député National▪ Chef de Projet en Informatique▪ Expert TIC▪ Président du Comité Scientifique du Forum TIC CEDEAO 2017 et 2019-2020▪ Expert en matière de fichier électoral▪ Président de la Commission des Affaires Etrangères... Read More →
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Dr Dawit Bekele

Regional Vice President-Africa, ISOC
Dr. Dawit Bekele is the Regional Vice President-Africa of the Internet Society, anan organization that works for an open, globally connected, and secure Internet for everyone.Dr. Dawit is an Ethiopian citizen living in Addis Ababa. He received undergraduate, Mastersand Ph.D. degrees... Read More →

Thursday November 26, 2020 1:20pm - 2:50pm GMT
Conference Room
Friday, November 27

8:00am GMT

#PS 5: NRIs Session


Makane Faye

AfIGF Secretary, African Internet Governance Forum
Secretary of the African Internet Governance Forum Chairperson of the West African IGF Planning Committee Member of the Executive Committee of the Internet Governance Forum Support Association President of the Association of Former International Civil Servants of the United Na... Read More →

Friday November 27, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am GMT
Conference Room

9:10am GMT

#PS 6: Digital Identity in Africa
Zoom Link: https://afigf2020-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OtAkeBzGTx-1VF0dlIXmIQ

Digital rights: the state of play of digital identity in Africa + Balancing national security with individual privacy: Considerations for digital identity policymakers. + Good ID and Digital Identity: Governance challenges off-line and online

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Mawaki Chango

Founder & Senior Consultant, DigiLexis Consulting
Dr. Chango is a researcher and a consultant in Internet governance and digital policy as well as in digital identity. He is particularly interested in assisting African governments develop sound strategies for their digital transformation, setting up the bases for a truly digital... Read More →

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Emmanuel Vitus

Policy Chair, NPOC
Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi (SOI) is Policy Analyst, Internet Governance Expert and independent Researcher. He works to advance professional journalism and digital freedom with media and the Internet rights defenders globally. He believes that all Internet governance stakeholders must get engaged, to ensure that the... Read More →
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Tunde Fafunwa

Lead Advisor, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Ms. Grace Bomu

Kenya High Court

Friday November 27, 2020 9:10am - 10:40am GMT
Conference Room

10:50am GMT

12:50pm GMT

Closing Ceremony


AKinremi Peter Taiwo

Executive Director, Africa Rapporteur
Taiwo Peter Akinremi is the Executive Director of Africa Rapporteur. He was the lead rapporteur general to the 7th African IGF, resource person to the manual for the African IGF. Peter is the author of a book titled the influence of ICT’s on students’ academic performance, co-author... Read More →

Friday November 27, 2020 12:50pm - 1:50pm GMT
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