I’m live at the West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) in Accra, Ghana. The event started on a good note yesterday with a lot of introductory speeches by various stakeholders in the African Internet industry.
AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa, has a mission to support Internet technology usage and development and to promote Internet self governance. This all pervasive task cannot be done in isolation, rather, it requires the involvement of stakeholders at various levels, but more importantly, that of governments, policy makers and regulators.
Thus, AfriNIC in partnership with ARTP organized this Internet Governance Workshop for National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), governments, and policy makers. The event is named the West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF), and is hosted by the Ghana Ministry of Communications.
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