[afnog] FW: Reminder : AIS 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT - English

Nancy Dotse nancy at ghana.com
Mon Jan 7 12:28:36 UTC 2013



Happy New Year to you all.


Please find a re-send of AIS 2013 (AfNOG / AFRINIC 2013) Announcement.
Deadline for submission is barely two weeks 

away hence would encourage would-be applicants to apply as soon as possible.


Kindly send to  local lists.



Kind regards




From: Nancy Dotse [mailto:nancy at ghana.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:48 PM
To:  <mailto:afnog at afnog.org> afnog at afnog.org, afrigeek at psg.com
Cc: nancy at ghana.com
Subject: AfNOG 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT - English


Hi All,

Please find below Announcement for AfNOG 2013. Kindly send to various lists.

Please note Deadline for receipt of Applications is 25 January, 2013.

Best Regards

Nancy Dotse

AfNOG Secretariat







AIS 2013  (AfNOG-14 and AfriNIC-18 Workshop & Meeting,s 9 - 21 June, 2013)



Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2013, (formerly African Network Operators'
Group(AfNOG) and the African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC)

Workshop & Meetings) is pleased to announce that the 14th AfNOG Workshop &
Meeting and the AfriNIC-18 Meeting would be held in Lusaka, Zambia from 9th

21st  June 2013.  Every year, hundreds of Network Engineers from across the
IT industry in the Africa Continent and the world  attend the AIS Event.


"While AIS  fuels the rapid growth of Internet in Africa with trained
technical capacity, our content has been

determined by the needs of the community. In so doing AIS's output training
capacity has multiplied in the past decade

and the community flourished"  Nii Quaynor.



About the Entire Event


AIS is 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 three-day AfriNIC Meeting.


In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be hosted in
collaboration with other organizations.



Who Should Attend


Network engineers in the Africa region who wish to acquire the necessary
skills in IT must attend this Workshop.


Local Host


The Local Hosts for the Event are Internet Service Providers Association of
Zambia (ISPAZ)  and Zambia Information & Communications Authority (ZICTA)




Time Table


Unix Boot Camp                         -                9 June 2013 (Sunday)


AfNOG Workshop                      -         10 - 14 June 2013  (Monday -


AfriNIC RIM (LIR)                       -               15  June 2013


Africa Internet Standards Wkshop  -              15 June 2013  (Saturday)


AfriNIC IPv6                               -         15 - 17 June 2013
(Saturday - Monday)


AfricaCERT Cybersecurity Day      -                15 June 2013 (Saturday)


AfGWG                                     -               15 June  2013


AfNOG Tutorials                        -         16 - 17 June 2013  (Sunday
- Monday)


AfREN Meeting / AAF                 -               17 June 2013 (Monday)


AfNOG -13 Meeting                    -               18 June 2013 (Tuesday)


AfOPS                                           -             19 June 2013


Africa Internet Interconnection 

& Traffic Exchange                       -             19 June, 2013


AfriNIC-18 Meeting                            -         20 - 21 June 2013
(Thursday to Friday)




Venue & Hotel


Venue  & hotel for the event will be announced shortly.



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 has organized an event like
this one every year since 2000.



About AfriNIC


AfriNIC (See  http://www.afrinic.net/ ) is a Regional Internet Registry
(RIR), responsible for Internet Number resources

Management in the Africa region. AfriNIC organizes two Public Policy
meetings twice every year.



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 2012 in thirteen 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 Six parallel tracks as below:



.         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


.            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)


.             CT   - CERT Training (English)


.            NM-F -  Suivi et Gestion de Reseau (en francais), similar to
track NM-E, but given in French.



Workshop application information is at :





**Workshop Deadline - 25 January, 2013




AfREN / Africa Asia Forum


The Africa Research and Education Networking  (AfREN) and Africa Asia Forum
community (AAF) will  be holding a one day meeting on 17 June 2013. 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 on AfREN /AAF 2013 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 2013 Tutorials will be available here
shortly:  < http://www.afnog.org/afnog2013/tutorial/ 



AfricaCERT < Cybersecurity : what solution for the African Continent >


AfricaCERT is the African Computer Emergency Response Team. AfricaCERT
organizes training on CERT operations, advanced technical training and

AfricaCERT meetings provide a forum for collaboration and exchange for
Computer Emergency response Teams and interested parties to share best

information, tools, techniques, and strategies that address problems related
to cyber-security. Further  information is available

at http://www.africacert.org 



14th AfNOG Meeting


The 14th AfNOG meeting will be held in Lusaka, Zambia 18 June 2013. 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 2012 conference in Serekunda, Gambia drew over 206 participants,

mainly consisting of network engineering staff from national service
providers, and members of the research and education community.


Additional information on the Conference schedule will be available here
shortly:   < http://www.afnog.org/afnog2013conference/



AfriNIC-18 Meeting


The AfriNIC-18 meeting will be held in  Lusaka, Zambia for three days from
19 - 21 June, 2013. 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 Event will include
tutorials, presentations, update on the various working groups and the

AfriNIC Public Policy Meeting. The three day meeting will be preceeded by a
two-day IPv6 training and IRM. 



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 faces with IPv4
address  space exhaustion among others.

Further information will be available at http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/   .



African Internet Standard Workshop and Africa Internet Interconnection &



The Internet Society will be organizing an Africa Internet Standards
workshop & Africa Internet Interconnection & Traffic Exchange Workshop on

15th June 2013 and 19th June respectively in conjunction with the AfNOG 14
and  AfriNIC 18 meetings in Lusaka, Zambia. The conference will discuss the
situation of Internet

Interconnection in Africa, the challenges as well as the solutions,
including Internet Exchange Points.


The meeting agenda will be available in due course.



Visa Requirements


Citizens of certain countries require a visa to enter Zambia.  Please visit
this link to understand Visa requirements for nationals

travelling to Zambia.
le&id=92&Itemid=117> &view=article&id=92&Itemid=117 

You may also wish to check with the Zambian Embassy or Consulate in your
country for details.


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