The continent’s internet challenges will be addressed at this year’s Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF 2023). The Nigerian government will be leading 54 African countries and other African Internet governance stakeholder at this year’s meeting.
The event is the 12th edition and will take place at Abuja between the 18th and 21st of September. It is hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) on behalf of the Nigerian government with the tag; ‘Transforming Africa’s Digital Landscape: Empowering Inclusion, Security, and Innovation.’
The NCC Director of Public Affairs Reuben Muoka, said that the event is to create an avenue for important discussions and partnerships on Internet administration among different industries. The discussion will rally round innovations to boost Internet connection, look into Internet administrative issues, and enable the continent in achieving digital evolution.
He also said that the forum will be succeeding the African Youth Internet Governance Forum taking place from 13th to 18th September 2023.
The Director further revealed that “The series of events at this year’s program will commence with the Parliamentarian Symposium, scheduled to take place from 18-19 September 2023 during which members of the Parliament from all participating countries will take the opportunity to consult and network with one another in a roundtable designed to better understanding of the roles of the legislature, and nudge deeper synergy with parliaments on Internet Governance in Africa.”
The AfIGF 2023 will be an important gathering of major investors from government, civil groups, education sector, ICT industry, and individuals in the private sector. These people will all converge to converse on evolution, entry, and administration of the digital age in the continent.
The NCC Director explained that the events will include workshops, committee meetings, forums, and roundtable. All these will be a vital and comprehensive avenue that will converge investors from all over the continent and other global partners to engage in conversations that will bring about the needed transformation of Internet Governance.