Apply for the African School on Internet Governance

Apply for the African School on Internet Governance

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Have you ever thought about the massive and significant role that the internet plays in the world? Even in Africa, where connectivity is still not nearly sufficient, the internet touches on multiple aspects of daily life: personal, business and government communications all make use of the internet in one way or another. This adds new dimensions and challenges to privacy, security, human rights, women’s rights, and surveillance, to mention a few. These are issues that are not new to the realm of governance, but dealing with them online has changed the dynamics.

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) are accepting applications for the third African School on Internet Governance. Through learning and knowledge sharing, the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) aims to build a multidisciplinary cadre of African expertise in internet governance. The School will bring together a diverse group of professionals from government, business, academia and civil society who are interested and involved in internet policy and development.

Cost

  • Successful applicants will be provided with a return economy class ticket, accommodation, meals and course materials.
  •  Costs of visas and local transport to their nearest airport will be covered by participants or their employers.

Eligibility

The call is targeted at leaders and professionals who are already working in ICT or internet policy and regulation.

Application Process

To apply, complete the online application form.

For enquiries contact Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere at towelan@nepad.org and Yolanda Mlonzi at afrisig@apc.org.

For more information, visit African School on Internet and Governance.

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