Deadline: August 15, 2018
The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has announced the fifth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica18). The Forum is a landmark event that convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online on the continent.
This year, the Forum will be hosted in partnership with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and will take place on 26–28 September, 2018 in Accra, Ghana. Pre-events will take place on 26 September, while the min Forum takes place on 27-28, September.
Since inception, FIFAfrica has also served as a platform to mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). Engagements at the Forum aim to reflect current trends and concerns in access and usage of the internet and related technologies on the continent. As such, each year has seen them launch themed research on the State of Internet Freedom in Africa.
There is limited funding to support participation at FIFAfrica18. Please note that preference will be given to applicants who can partially support their attendance.
- Open to anyone from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond
You can also make suggestions for session topics, panels, skills clinics, presentations or any additional activities that you’d like to see happen prior or alongside the Forum.
Please note the below important dates related to this form:
- The closing date for registration to attend is 18.00 West African Time on September 21, 2018.
- Applications for travel support will be accepted till August 15, 2018
- Successful travel support applicants will be notified by September 8, 2018
- Session proposals will be accepted till August 3, 2018
For questions, please email [email protected].
For more information, visit Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa.