Internet Governance - What Strategy for Africa?

15 November 2007 - A Workshop on Regional & National Initiatives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The purpose of this workshop is to examine the role played by developing countries in general and Africa in particular in the last two years of the Internet governance discussions and to discuss what strategy should be adopted for the coming years, in order to insure that the interests of the billions of people living in the developing world are served. It is found particularly important to discuss about the strategy since the various stakeholders in the developing world (governments, private sector, civil society, etc.) have limited resources that put them at a disadvantage compared to their counterparts in the developed world.


  • AfriNIC - Regional Internet Registry for Africa
  • ISOC LAC - Regional Bureau for Latin America
  • AfTLD - African Top Level Domains Organization
  • AfrISPA - Continental Association of African Internet Service Provider Associations
  • AfNOG – African Network Operators Group
  • ISOC Africa – Regional Bureau Africa
  • UNECA - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • CI/AFNIC - Collège International of AFNIC
  • AAU – Association of African Universities
  • OIF - Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
  • CIPACO/PANOS - Centre for International ICT Policies Central and West Africa of Panos Institute West Africa


  • Boubakar BARRY, NIC-SN, Coordinator RENU, AAU
  • Pierre DANDJINOU, UNDP, Chair AfrINIC Board of Directors
  • Adiel AKPLOGAN, General Director AfriNIC
  • Sebastian BELLAGAMBA, Regional Bureau Manager ISOC LAC
  • Michuki MWANGE, Chairman AfTLD
  • William STUCKE, Chairman AfrISPA
  • Nii QUAYNOR, Chairman Administrative Commitee AfNOG
  • Makane FAYE, UNECA
  • Abdoulaye DIAKITE, President Collège International of Afnic
  • Dawit BEKELE, Regional Bureau Manager ISOC Africa
  • Pierre OUEDRAOGO, Information Society Responsible OIF
  • Ken LOHENTO, IGF Advisory Group, CIPACO/PANOS
  • Anne Rachel INNE, ICANN Regional Liaison for Africa