Africa Internet Summit (AIS) : Workshop & Meetings

Africa Internet Summit Secretariat ( announces AfNOG’s program will be held online from 31st May - 4th June 2021. AfNOG Day will be on Monday, May 31, 2021. Details can be found at

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.


Pre-Event Tutorials

How to build a Network: Routing Essentials
24th May 2021
(11:00 - 13:00 UTC)
How to build a Network: Service Essentials
25th May 2021
(11:00 - 13:00 UTC)
How to build a Network: Networking Monitoring Essentials
26th May 2021
(9:00 - 13:00 UTC)
Developing an IoT System
27th May 2021
(9:00 - 11:00 UTC)
28th May 2021
(9:00 - 13:00 UTC)

Internet Summit Africa (AIS 21)

Newcomers Session - OpeningFriday, May 28, 08:30 UTC
Newcomers Session - Internet Ecosystem & Deep Dive into AFRINICFriday, May 28, 09:00 UTC
Newcomers Session - AFRINIC Activities / Initiative for its communityFriday, May 28, 09:20 UTC
Newcomers Session - AFRINIC Resource UpdateFriday, May 28, 09:40 UTC
Newcomers Session - Policy Development Process & Policy UpdateFriday, May 28, 10:10 UTC
Newcomers Session - Onboard Newcomers to an AFRINIC MeetingFriday, May 28, 10:40 UTC
Inclusivity and Diversity SessionFriday, May 28, 11:00 UTC
AfNOG Day | Opening CeremonyMonday, May 31, 09:00 UTC
AfNOG Day | Message from Internet SocietyMonday, May 31, 09:05 UTC
Presentation on Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)Monday, May 31, 09:30 UTC
Working for an Open, globally-connected, secure and trustworthy
Internet for Everyone in Africa during difficult times
Monday, May 31, 10:00 UTC
Shared, Open and Disaggregated Networks to fast track digital
inclusion | Facebook
Monday, May 31, 10:30 UTC
Lightning Presentations -
Building a fully automated, software defined internet exchange and
IPv6 Extension headers and their implications for network and security operations
Monday, May 31, 11:00 UTC
Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN)Monday, May 31, 11:30 UTC
Panel Discussion AfNOG Day | Time with Vint CerfMonday, May 31, 12:00 UTC
Panel Discussion: What next, update on Afnog 2.0 discussionsMonday, May 31, 09:00 UTC
Af* Day 2021 | Opening CeremonyTuesday, June 1, 09:00 UTC
Af* Organisational UpdatesTuesday, June 1, 09:50 UTC
History of Af* InstitutionsTuesday, June 1, 11:30 UTC
Time with Fade Chehade, immedidate past CEO of ICANNTuesday, June 1, 12:00 UTC
Af* Day 2021 | Community EngagementTuesday, June 1, 12:30 UTC
AFRINIC-33 Opening Panel "Building the Digital Economy in Africa"Wednesday, June 2, 09:00 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 1 - Welcome, Introducation & Agenda OverviewWednesday, June 2, 10:10 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 1 - The AFRINIC PDP & Building ConsensusWednesday, June 2, 10:15 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 1 - Policy Update from other RIRsWednesday, June 2, 10:35 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 1 - Policy Implementation Experience Report
Wednesday, June 2, 10:50 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 1 - Questions and AnswersWednesday, June 2, 11:00 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 1 - Proposal #1: Abuse Contact Policy UpdateWednesday, June 2, 11:10 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 1 - Tea BreakWednesday, June 2, 12:00 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 1 - Proposal #2: General Abuse ContactWednesday, June 2, 12:10 UTC
AFRINIC-33 AFRINIC Services UpdateThursday, June 3, 09:00 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 2 - Welcome, Introducation & Agenda OverviewThursday, June 3, 10:10 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 2 - Proposal #3: RPKI ROAs for Unallocated and Unassigned AFRINIC Address SpaceThursday, June 3, 10:20 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 2 - Presentation on DPP Problem StatementsThursday, June 3, 11:10 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 2 - Tea BreakThursday, June 3, 12:00 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 2 - Presentation on DPP Problem StatementsThursday, June 3, 11:10 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Policy Discussion Day 2 - Open Mic SessionThursday, June 3, 11:10 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | AGMM Open Mic SessionFriday, June 4, 09:00 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Annual General Members Meeting (AGMM) | Board and AFRINIC
Activities Update
Friday, June 4, 10:00 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Annual General Members Meeting (AGMM) | Financial UpdatesFriday, June 4, 10:30 UTC
AFRINIC-33 | Annual General Members Meeting (AGMM) | ElectionsFriday, June 4, 11:20 UTC

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

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 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.


AFRINIC (See 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


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.
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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 2021 Tutorials are available at the link below:

AfNOG - 2021 Conference

The 21st AfNOG meeting will be held virtually on 31th May 2021.

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:>

AFRINIC-33 Public Policy Meeting

The AFRINIC-33 Public Policy meeting will be held virtually on 2nd June, 2021. 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

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