[afnog] Announcement - Af* Virtual Meeting - 31st March 2022

nancy dotse nancy at ghana.com
Fri Mar 18 13:19:30 UTC 2022

Dear All,

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 [1] ).

  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 
our ecosystem
d) Discuss the future and the evolution of the ecosystem
https://2014.internetsummitafrica.org/en/communit/af-stars [2]

More information on AF* at 
https://www.afrinic.net/internet-governance#afstars [3]

AF* public meeting
Date: 31 March 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 2 PM UTC
Venue: Online
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MI2zxKlERVeMAixGuH8vdw [4]


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 
the future

How should the AF* evolve to cope with the future

Panelists :

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.

Panelists :

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:

  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MI2zxKlERVeMAixGuH8vdw [4]

Best regards

[1] https://ais21.sched.com/event/jIs
[2] https://2014.internetsummitafrica.org/en/communit/af-stars
[3] https://www.afrinic.net/internet-governance#afstars
[4] https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MI2zxKlERVeMAixGuH8vdw
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