AFRINIC-29 Hammamet, Tunisia, 26th - 30th November 2018
AFRINIC exists to expand the Internet for the sustainable development of Africa. One of the prominent ways in which AFRINIC implements this vision is through major events held around the continent to champion this debate. It is for this reason that AFRINIC will be holding the 29th series of these meetings. Dubbed AFRINIC-29, the meeting will take place from 26th - 30th November 2018 in Tunisia.
AFRINIC-29 is a follow-up to the African Internet Summit (AIS) 2018 that was held in Dakar, Senegal from 29th April - 11th May 2018. It was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, Telecommunications, Posts and Digital Economy of Senegal and The Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes (ARTP). Over 500 participants attended the summit that consisted of in-depth policy development discussions, training courses, workshops, tutorials, plenary sessions and panel discussions. Some key highlights of the event included discussions on; net-neutrality, digital rights and privacy, the adoption of IPv6, internet measurement in Africa, DNS and related services, efforts to strengthen key internet infrastructure to keep the content and traffic local.
The meeting is also a follow-up to AFRINIC-27 that was held in Lagos in November 2017 in collaboration with the Nigeria Internet Registration Association. Over 200 delegates from 38 countries across the globe discussed, among other items, cyber security and how to keep Africa’s networks safe.