[afnog] Announcement - Af* Virtual Meeting - 31st March 2022
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Fri Mar 18 13:19:30 UTC 2022
The African Internet Technical Organsations, Af* Public Meeting 2022 is
hereby Announced as below:
The African Internet Technical Organsations, AF*, had a public meeting
during AIS2021 ( https://ais21.sched.com/event/jIs  ).
Since then, various activities and initiatives have been taking place.
It has therefore been decided to hold an Af* public meeting to :
a) To engage the community.
b) Expose what has been done since last public meeting
c) Discuss and exchange with community on issues and challenges faced by
d) Discuss the future and the evolution of the ecosystem
More information on AF* at
AF* public meeting
Date: 31 March 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 2 PM UTC
12: 00 - 12: 20 PM : OPENING SESSION
12:00 - 12:10 PM
Opening Remarks and introduction of each Af* Organisation
12:10 - 12:20 PM
Af* Activity Report by Secretariat
12:20 - 13:00
Panel 1 : Evolution of the AF* ecosystem: Challenges and Opportunities
Evolution of technologies ( emerging networks, solutions, services…),
impact on the ecosystem
Learning from the past, how could Africa play a better role looking into
How should the AF* evolve to cope with the future
David Conrad, Former ICANN CTO
Andile Ngcaba, Founding Partner & Chairman, Convergence Partners
Lacina Kone, CEO Smart Africa
Moderator: Prof Nii Quaynor, Convener Af*
13:00- 13:05 - Break
13:05 - 13:45
Panel 2 : Improving Level and Quality of Participation, Building the
Issue of participation of locals in PDP, Fora, Engagements, Meetings…
How to attract the big muted.
Building a vibrant AF* community capable of leading the future.
Mike Silber, Former Director ICANN
Boubakar Barry, CEO WACREN
Mirriam Lauren, ICDL & Digital Skills, Trainer
Moderator: Lucky Masilela, CEO .AFRICA
13:45- 14:00 - Open Mic and Closing
Interested participants should please register at this link:
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