Africa Internet Summit (AIS) : Workshop & Meetings 29th April – 11th May 2018

Africa Internet Summit (AIS) Secretariat announces AfNOG’s program at The Africa Internet Summit scheduled to be held in Dakar, SENEGAL from 29th April – 11th May 2018.

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 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 & Forums
  • AFRINIC Trainings
  • AfREN Forum
  • AfTLD – Workshop & Meeting
  • ISOC Africa Sessions
  • ICANN Africa Day
  • AfCHix TechWomen Summit
  • A one-day AfNOG Plenary Session
  • A three-day AFRINIC Plenary Session.
In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be 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, 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

Local Host

The Local Hosts for the Event is Ministère des Postes et des Télécommunications, Senegal.

Venue & Hotel

This will be announced shortly.

Time Table

Workshop & Tutorials

EventDate(s)
Unix Boot Camp29 April 2018 (Sunday)
Networking Boot Camp29 April 2018 (Sunday)
CERT Boot Camp29 April 2018 (Sunday)
AfNOG Workshop30 April - 4 May 2018 (Monday - Friday)
AfricaCERT Workshop30 April - 4 May 2018 (Monday - Friday)
AfTLD - Workshop & Forum 30 April - 4 May 2018 (Monday - Friday)
AfCHIXTechWomen Summit5 May 2018 (Saturday)
ICANN Day5 May 2018 (Saturday)
AFRINIC Trainings5 - 7 May 2018 (Saturday - Monday)
ICANN Special Workshop6 May 2018 (Sunday)
AfNOG Tutorials6 - 7 May 2018 (Sunday - Monday)
ISOC Africa SessionsTBC

Conference

EventDate(s)
Opening Session7 May 2018 (Monday at 5 pm)
AfREN Meeting / AAF 7 May 2018 (Monday)
AfNOG-19 Conference 8 May 2018  (Tuesday)
AFRINIC-28 Conference 9 - 11 May, 2018 (Wednesday - Friday)

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 2017 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.

The workshop is divided into eight parallel tracks: ( 5 English & 3 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.
  • SS-F - Scalable Internet Services (en francais), similar to track SS-E, but given in French.
  • 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.
  • SI-F - Scalable Network Infrastructure (en francais), similar to track SI-E, but given in French.
  • 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 :
English: http://www.afnog.org/applications/online_application_en.php
French: http://www.afnog.org/applications/online_application_fr.php
   **Workshop Deadline – December 31, 2017

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 will hold a 6 day Workshop & Tutorial on CERT from 30th April – 5th May 2018 in Senegal. 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.

AfTLD – Workshop & Meeting

Africa Top Level Domains Organization will be conducting a Workshop & Forum during AIS. Further information will be provided shortly.

ICANN AFRICA

ICANN Africa will be holding sessions on ICANN Day on 5th May 2018 and ICANN Special Workshop on 6th May 2018

ISOC AFRICA

ISOC Africa will be holding sessions/tutorials on Internet Governance, etc. Further information will be provided shortly.

AfCHIX

AfCHIX will be holding the second AfCHIX Tech Women Summit on 5th May 2018. 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 2018 Tutorials will be available here shortly:
http://www.afnog.org/afnog2018/tutorial/

AfREN

The Africa Research and Education Networking  (AfREN) will  be holding a one day meeting on 7th May 2018.

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 2018 will be provided shortly.

AfNOG-19 Meeting

The 19th AfNOG meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal on 8th May 2018.

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 2017 conference in Kenya 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 will be available here shortly:
http://www.afnog.org/afnog2018/conference/

AFRINIC-28 Public Policy Meeting

The AFRINIC-28 Public Policy meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal for three days from 9th to 11th May, 2018. 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 IPv6 training and training in Internet Number Resource Management.

Further information will be available at http://www.afrinic.net/en/community/afrinic-events.

Visa Requirements

Please check visa requirements with the Senegal 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.