Africa Internet Summit (AIS) : Workshop & Meetings

AIS'22 will take place from 30 May to 3 June 2022 in a Hybrid Meeting format and will run from 9:00-13:00 UTC.

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that registration for the AIS'22 meeting is now open. Delegates will be able to participate in the AIS'22 Meeting both onsite and online. As per the current COVID protocol, a maximum of 50 delegates will be allowed at the venue and onsite registration will be on a first come first serve basis. AIS'22 will take place in Mauritius and via the online platform Meetecho.

You can now register online and check out more information about the Meeting on the AIS'22 Website https://2022.internetsummit.africa

AIS is the pinnacle multi-stakeholder event combining, workshops, conferences and networking for the internet Industry. The annual summit attracts internationally renowned Instructors, Experts and Speakers to share the latest innovations and Best practices in the Internet industry. This is the place where the African Technical Institutions and Af* such as AfNOG, AFRINIC, AfREN, AfricaCERT, AfTLD - AROC, AfCHIX, ISOC Africa, AfrICANN, AfGWG etc meet.

Meeting the needs of the Africa Internet Community

AIS aims at meeting the ever-changing needs of the ICT Industry and includes the core IP Engineering as well as integrating the real world use and impact of IP Technologies. Sessions include technical and business aspects of the Internet : ie Capacity Building, Infrastructure, Security, Policy, Content & Names, Internet Numbers and Research.

About the Entire Event

Event Calendar and details about the event can be found at https://2022.internetsummit.africa/draft-agenda.

Who Attends?

A broad range of ICT Industry leaders and technical experts including Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Network Engineers, CSIRTs Engineers and Policy makers who wish to acquire the necessary skills in ICT, Government, Regulators, Telecommunication companies and ICT vendors. It is a good opportunity for networking among peers and businesses.

Why Attend?

  • The AIS addresses the current and future needs of operators in the ICT Industry
  • It is focused on popular and emerging ICT Industries such as Cyber Security, Mobile Networking among other.
  • It features discussions on a wide range of issues of the Internet including the current and newest trends in ICT.
  • Industry experts will be participating in conference sessions from thought-provoking and visionary keynote presentations to interactive panel sessions, all addressing the most pressing topics

About AfNOG

AfNOG (See http://www.afnog.org/) is a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG aims at building a community of engineers helping each other operate Internet Infrastructure in Africa, and on the Global Internet as well as promote the discussion of issues relating to implementation of new networks that require community cooperation.

AfNOG has since year 2000 organized their annual Event in a different African country each year.

“While AfNOG fuels the rapid growth of the Internet in Africa with trained technical capacity, our content has been determined by the needs of the community. In so doing AfNOG’s output training capacity has multiplied in the past decade and the community flourished”

AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology

The AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology aims to offer advanced training to people who are in the process of developing and enhancing an Internet-connected network with regional and international connectivity. The target audience includes senior and mid-level technical staff of commercial Internet service providers (ISPs), academic networks, government networks, or NGO networks.

This workshop builds on the experience of previous AfNOG workshops held annually from 2000 to 2019 in eighteen different African countries, and also the Internet Society's INET workshops, held annually from 1993 to 2000 at eight locations around the world. The workshop's Instructors are an international team with many years of experience in operating large networks and teaching about network operations.

AfNOG will be holding online tutorials this year prior to the AIS conferences due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Schedule is indicated above.

About AFRINIC

AFRINIC (See http://www.afrinic.net/) is the Regional Internet Registry for Africa headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. It is responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources (IP address space and Autonomous System Numbers) in Africa and the Indian Ocean region. AFRINIC ensures equitable and efficient distribution of Internet number resources to the African Internet community to support Internet governance, technology usage and development across the continent.

Trainings and capacity building are a central part of AFRINIC’s activities and the objective is to build competence within Africa in IPv6 adoption as well as associated technologies required to use internet number resources effectively. More on AFRINIC can be found at (see www.afrinic.net).

AfricaCERT

AfricaCERT is the African forum of computer incident response teams, and aims to propose solutions to Challenges for a better health in the Af* Internet Ecosystem.

The objectives of AfricaCERT include, but are not restricted to :

  • Assisting African countries in establishing CSIRTs;
  • Strengthening the relationships amongst CSIRTs in Africa and with other stakeholders all over the World;
  • Fostering and supporting education and outreach programs in ICT Security;
  • Encouraging information sharing in ICT Security;
  • Promoting good practices and experiences sharing among members to develop a comprehensive framework for cybersecurity including better addressing of legal and regulatory issues;
  • Assisting African CSIRTS in improving Cyber readiness and enhancing the resilience of ICT Infrastructure;
  • Promoting Collaborative Technology Research, Development and Innovation in the ICT security field.
Please visit www.africacert.org for further information.

AfNOG Tutorials

AfNOG will offer 4 half-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics.

Tutorials take place online, and may include a hands-on practical component. Tutorials are non-commercial in nature, and most are technically oriented. They are intended to offer advanced training on technology already deployed or soon to be deployed on networking and related services provisioning for ISP operations.

Additional information about AfNOG 2022 Tutorials are available at the link below:
https://2022.internetsummit.africa/programme

AfNOG - 2022 Conference

The 21st AfNOG meeting will be held virtually on 31th May 2022.

AfNOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational practices. The meetings are informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current and future African backbone engineering practices. The AfNOG 2019 conference in Uganda drew several delegates, mainly consisting of network engineering staff from lnternet Service providers, Telecommunication Companies, Government, Research and Education community, Civil Society. Additional information and the Conference schedule is available below:
https://2022.internetsummit.africa/programme>

AFRINIC-33 Public Policy Meeting

The AFRINIC-33 Public Policy meeting will be held virtually on 2nd June, 2022. AFRINIC Meetings are open to everyone and provide an excellent opportunity to take part in Internet policy discussions. These policies, which describe how Internet Number Resources should be managed and distributed, are developed by the community. The meeting will include tutorials, presentations, update on the various working groups and the AFRINIC Public Policy Meeting.

Further information will be available at https://2022.internetsummit.africa/programme.

Please join us, once again, as we come together to learn, network and shape the future of ICT in Africa.