AfNOG-12 and AfriNIC-14: Meetings 29 May- 10 June, 2011

The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 12th AfNOG Meeting and the AfriNIC-14 Meeting would be held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 30th May to 10 June 2011.

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.


Unix Boot Camp 29 May 2011 (Sunday)
AfNOG Workshop 30 May - 3 June 2011 (Monday - Friday)
CERT Training (AAF/AfREN) 30 May - 4 June 2011 (Monday - Saturday)
AfriNIC LIR Workshop 4 June 2011 (Saturday)
ISOC - Internet Standards Day 4 June 2011 (Saturday)
Mobile Web Workshop 4 - 5 June 2011 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfriNIC IPv6 Workshop 5 - 6 June 2011 (Sunday - Monday)
AfNOG Tutorials 5 - 6 June 2011 (Sunday - Monday)
AfREN/AAF Meeting 6 June 2011 (Monday)
AfNOG-12 Meeting 7 June 2011 (Tuesday)
AfriNIC-14 Meeting 8 - 9 June 2011 (Wednesday - Thursday)
AfPIF Peering Coordinators Day 10 June 2011 (Friday)
AFGWG 10 June 2011 (Friday)

Venue & Hotel

Venue & hotel for the event will be announced shortly

About AfNOG

AfNOG (See <>) 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.

About AfriNIC

AfriNIC (See <>) 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 <>).

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 2010 in eleven 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 cost of the workshop is U.S. $2,000. This includes accommodation, meals, workshops, tutorials and attendance at the AfNOG meeting.

The workshop is divided six parallel tracks:

  • SS-E - Scalable Internet Services (in English), focused on the design and operation of email, web, and other Internet services, in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of end users.
  • SI-E - Scalable Network Infrastructure (in English), focused on the design and operation of networks using routers and switches, in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of interconnected sites.
  • NM - Network Monitoring & Management (English)
  • AR - Advanced Routing Techniques (English)
  • CERT Training (English)
  • SI-F - Infrastructure Reseaux IP (en francais), similar to track SI-E, but given in French.

The workshop application period ended March 4, 2011. Thank you for your intest.

AfREN/AFF Meeting

The Africa Research and Education Networking and Africa Asia Forum community will be holding a three-day meeting /turorials from 4 - 6 June 2011. 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.

Additional information about AfREN/AAF 2011 will be provided shortly.

AfNOG Tutorials

AfNOG will offer 1 to 2 full-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics.

Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, 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 2011 Tutorials is availabe here: <>

12th AfNOG Meeting

The 12th AfNOG meeting will be held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on 7 June 2011. 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 2010 conference in Kigali, Rwanda drew over 150 participants, mainly consisting of network engineering staff from national service providers, and members of the research and education community.

Additional information and the Conference schedule will be available here:

If you are submitting a paper for the meeting you may do so here:

AfriNIC-14 Meeting

The AfriNIC-14 meeting will be held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for two days from 8 - 9 June, 2011. 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 IPv4 address space exhaustion.

Further information will be available at <>.

ISOC Day and Peering Coordinators Conference

The Internet Society will be organizing an ISOC DAY on 6th June and The AfPIF Peering Coordinators Day on 10th June 2011 in conjunction with the AfNOG 12 and AfriNIC 14 meetings in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The Peering Coordinators day will aim to develop the technical & business capacity of Peering managers in Africa, it will also seek to identify the challenges as well as the solutions for regional interconnection, including Internet Exchange Points.

The meeting agenda will be available shortly.

Visa Requirements

Citizens of certain countries require a visa to enter Tanzania. Please check with the Tanzania Embassy or Consulate in your country.

AfNOG/AfriNIC Event IP Address Space Utilization

The AfNOG/AfriNIC event uses number resources that have been issued on a temporary basis, per AfriNIC policy AFPUB-2006-GEN-002. The motivation for this allocation can be found here.