Africa Internet Summit (AIS) : Workshop & Meetings 29th May – 10th June, 2016

Africa Internet Summit (AIS) Secretariat announces AfNOG’s program at The Africa Internet Summit 2016 scheduled to be held in Gaborone, BOTSWANA from 29th May to 10th June 2016.

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, ISOC Africa, AfrICANN, AfGWG etc meet.

2016 Funding from ISOC

The Internet Society has issued a press release announcing its contribution of 150,000 USD to AfNOG to support networking expertise within Africa as well as assist the development of the AfNOG program by supplying leadership expertise and program management. The Internet Society has been at the forefront of Networks Operation capacity building since its early ages through the INET workshops that trained many experts of the Internet around the world but most particularly in Africa.

ISOC is pleased to continue supporting AfNOG’s Network Technology workshops and work together towards promoting the number of skilled human resource that will be contributing to the transformation of Africa through the Internet. Press release for more information can be found at:

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 include the following:

  • AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop)
  • Several one /two full-day Advanced AfNOG Tutorials
  • AfricaCERT Workshop & Tutorials
  • AFRINIC Trainings
  • AfREN Forum
  • AfTLD – AROC Workshop & Meeting
  • ISOC Africa Sessions
  • ICANN Africa Day
  • A one-day AfNOG Plenary Session
  • A three-day AFRINIC Plenary Session.
In addition, several side meetings and workshops were hosted in collaboration with other organizations.

Who Attends?

A broad range of ICT Industry leaders and technical experts including Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Network Engineers 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

Local Host

The Local Host for the Event is Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)

Venue & Hotel

This will be announces shortly.

Time Table

Workshop & Tutorials

Unix Boot Camp29 May 2016 (Sunday)
Networking Boot Camp29 May 2016 (Sunday)
AfNOG Workshop30 May - 3 June 2016 (Monday - Friday)
AfricaCERT Workshop30 May - 3 June 2016 (Monday - Friday)
AfTLD - AROC30 May - 3 June 2016 (Monday - Friday)
Online Content Localisation Tutorial4 - 6 June 2016 (Saturday - Monday)
RPKI Tutorial4 June 2016 (Saturday)
AfricaCERT Cybersecurity Day4 June 2016 (Saturday)
AFRINIC IPv6 for Engineers4 - 5 June 2016 (Saturday - Sunday)
DNSSEC Tutorial5 June 2016 (Sunday)
AfNOG Tutorials5 - 6 June 2016 (Sunday - Monday)
ISOC Africa Sessions5 June 2016 (Sunday)
AFRINIC INRM6 June 2016 (Monday)


Opening Session6 June (Monday at 5 pm)
AfREN Meeting / AAF 6 June 2016 (Monday)
AfNOG-17 Conference 7 June 2016  (Tuesday)
AFRINIC-24 Conference 8 - 10 June, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

About AfNOG

AfNOG (See ) 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 2015 in sixteen 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.

The workshop is divided into six parallel tracks: ( 5 English & 1 French 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 – E, Network Monitoring & Management (English)
  • NM-F,  Network Monitoring & Management (en francais), similar to track NM-E, but given in French.
  • AR –E, Advanced Routing Techniques (English)
  • CT- E, CERT Training (English)

Workshop application information is at :
   **Workshop Deadline – December 31, 2015


AFRINIC (See AFRINIC has been set up to serve the African community by providing professional and efficient management of Internet Number Resources, supporting Internet technology usage and development, and promoting a participative and multi-stakeholder approach to Internet self governance.

AFRINIC is a non-government, not-for-profit, membership based organization, based in Mauritius. Trainings and capacity building are a central part of AFRINIC’s activities and our objective is to build competence within our region in IPv6 implementation and associated technologies required to use our resources effectively and to increase awareness within the service region on how Internet is governed and the roles organisations have in this environment. AFRINIC organizes two Public Policy meetings every year (see


AfricaCERT will hold a 6 day Workshop & Tutorial on CERT from 30th May – 4th June 2016 in Botswana. 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 for further information.

AfTLD – AROC Workshop & Meeting

Africa Top Level Domains Organization will be conducting an Advanced Registry Operators Course (AROC) from 30th May to 3rd June 2016.

The Advanced Registry Operations Course is a 5 day (40 Hour) Course tailored for operators looking to build robust operations moving forward into advanced installation and configuration topics.

This course focuses on demonstrating a structured approach to network monitoring and management including further risk management plans. The course is highlighted by hands-on exercises to installation and configuration components. Topics in this course include but are not limited to architecture, monitoring tools and scripting.


ISOC Africa will be holding sessions/tutorials on Internet Governance, etc. on 5th June 2016. Further information 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 2016 Tutorials will be available here shortly:


The Africa Research and Education Networking  (AfREN) will  be holding a one day meeting on 6st June 2016.

AfREN is the annual forum on African research and education networking. As one of the Af* organizations, the AfREN forum is part of the annual Africa Internet Summit (AIS) and was convened since 2007 by the Research and Education Networking Unit (RENU) of the Association of African Universities in collaboration with AfNOG & AFRINIC.

The forum is a platform for discussions on issues of interest to the research and education networking (REN) community such as collaboration, advocacy and coordination of activities in Africa. Sharing of experience and best practices as well as presentation of innovative networking technologies are also regularly addressed at AfREN.

The sponsorship of campus network managers to attend the annual AfNOG training workshops has also become an integral part of AfREN.

Since 2012, with the formation of regional RENs covering all the countries of Africa, there is a traditional session on updates from the UbuntuNet Alliance (Eastern and Southern Africa), WACREN (West and Central Africa) and ASREN (Arab countries, including North Africa).

Typical AfREN participants include among others, campus and research and education network practitioners, REN operators, telecom operators, regulators, policy makers and international partners.

Additional information on AfREN 2016 will be provided shortly.

AfNOG-17 Meeting

The 17th AfNOG meeting will be held in Gaborone, Botswana on 6th June 2016. 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 2016 conference in Tunisia drew over 500 participants, 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 will be available here shortly:

AFRINIC-24 Public Policy Meeting

The AFRINIC-24 Public Policy meeting will be held in Gaborone, Botswanaia for three days from 8th to 10th June, 2016. 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 three day meeting will be preceded by a two-day IPv6 training and one day training in Internet Number Resource Management. 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.

Further information will be available at

Visa Requirements

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

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