AfNOG-10 and AfriNIC-10: Meetings 10 - 22 May, 2009
The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the
African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to
announce that the 10th AfNOG Meeting and the AfriNIC-10 Meeting
will be held in Cairo, Egypt, in May 2009.
AfNOG 10 & AfriNIC 10 will be our 10th Anniversary in our journey from Cape Town to Cairo!
About the Entire Event
AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organizing a two-week event that includes the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Advanced Tutorials, a one-day AfNOG Meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC Meeting.
In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be hosted in collaboration with other organizations such as the AAU and ISOC.
To You can register for the AfNOG, AfriNIC or AfREN meetings, the AfNOG Tutorials, or the ISOC - INET AFRICA DAY 2009 by going to:
Intercontinental, City Stars
Tel : +202 2480 0100
Holiday Inn, City Stars
Tel : +202 2480 3000
Intercontinental, City Stars
Tel : +202 2480 0100
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 has organized an event like this one every year since 2000.
AfriNIC (See <http://www.afrinic.net/>) is a Regional Internet Registry (RIR), responsible for Internet Number resources Mangement in the Africa region. AfriNIC organizes two Public Policy meetings every year (see < http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>).
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 2007 in eight 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 operating large networks and teaching about network operations.
The workshop is divided into four parallel tracks:
About Africa Asia Forum (AAF)
Africa Asia Forum on Network Research and Engineering
(AAF) is a new forum for collaboration between Africa and Asia. It
was founded in 2009, and organizes various workshops on the Internet
research and engineering.
The Africa Research and Education Networking
community will be holding a two-day meeting on 16 - 17 May.
The meeting will discuss issues of interest to the NREN community
such as coordination on activites in the region, advocacy, bandwidth
consortia, regional RENs etc.
AfNOG will offer 1 to 2
full-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics.
10th AfNOG Meeting
The 10th AfNOG meeting will be held in Cairo, Egypt,
on 19 May 2009. 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 2008
conference in Rabat, Morocco, drew over 179 participants, mainly
consisting of network engineering staff from national service
providers, and members of the research and education community.
AfriNIC-10 MeetingThe AfriNIC-10 meeting will be held in Cairo, Egypt, from 20 21 May 2009. 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. The two day meeting will be preceeded by a two-day IPv6 training. The meeting will focus on the IPv6 protocol and its deployment, especially in Africa and the issue of the exhaustion of the IPv4 pool of address space. There will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges which our region will be facing with the exhaustion.
Further information is available at <http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>.
ISOC - INET Africa Conference
The Internet Society will be organizing an INET Africa Conference on 22 May 2009 in conjunction with the AfriNIC 10 and AfNOG 10 meetings in Cairo, Egypt. It will discuss about the situation of the Internet Interconnection in Africa, the challenges as well as the solutions, including Internet Exchange Points.
The meeting agenda is available at <http://www.isoc.org/isoc/conferences/inet/09/egypt.shtml>
Citizens of certain countries require visa to enter Egypt. Please check from the Egypt Embassy in your country.
Information on Visa to Egypt:
Vaccination against Yellow fever is a requirement. Please ensure to bring along a vaccination card.