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Welcome to the 2022 Africa Internet Governance Forum! The conference is scheduled for July 18-21, 2022 at Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC), Lilongwe, Malawi. Recordings are available after each session for you to explore and enjoy anytime.  Contact us: info@afigf.africa

Featured Speakers

avatar for H.E Lazarus Chakwera

H.E Lazarus Chakwera

Republic of Malawi
President
avatar for Dr. Amani Abu-Zeid

Dr. Amani Abu-Zeid

Africa Union Commission
Commissioner, Infrastructure and Energy
avatar for Hon. Gospel Kazako

Hon. Gospel Kazako

Republic of Malawi
Minister of Information and Digitilisation
avatar for Mary Uduma

Mary Uduma

AfIGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).
Chairperson
avatar for Anriette Esterhuysen

Anriette Esterhuysen

Association for Progressive Communications
Senior Advisor Internet Governance, Policy Advocacy and Strategy
avatar for Nashilongo Gervasius

Nashilongo Gervasius

Internet Society Namibia
Board Member
avatar for Hon. Alhagie Mbow

Hon. Alhagie Mbow

The Gambia
Member of Parliament
avatar for Onica Makwakwa

Onica Makwakwa

Alliance for Affordable Internet
Regional Head of Africa
avatar for Hon. Neema Lugangira

Hon. Neema Lugangira

United Republic of Tanzania
Member of Parliament
avatar for Rt. Hon. Mattia Fantinati

Rt. Hon. Mattia Fantinati

Italy
Member of Parliament
avatar for Victoria White

Victoria White

British High Commission Pretoria – Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
First Secretary Cyber for Southern Africa,
avatar for Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA)

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA)

Consultancy Support Services Ltd
Chair
avatar for Towela Nyirenda – Jere

Towela Nyirenda – Jere

African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
Head of the Economic Integration Division


Speakers

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TBC

UNDP
T

TBC

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority
avatar for Dennis Mwafulirwa (he/him)

Dennis Mwafulirwa (he/him)

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation
Programme Officer
avatar for Brice ABBA

Brice ABBA

AFRINIC
Stakeholder Development Manager
PS

Prof. Salma Abbasi, PhD, FRGS, FCMI

eWorldwide Group
eWorldwide Group
avatar for H.E Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid

H.E Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid

African union Commission
AUC’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy (welcoming)
KA

Kaoutar Abousmir

DCMS, UK
Head, Digital Standards and Internet Governance Team
avatar for Halefom Abraha

Halefom Abraha

Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
Postdoctoral Researcher
WA

Waiswa Abudu-Sallam

Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
SA

Sandra Aceng

Women of Uganda Network
Program Manager
avatar for Rachel Achieng

Rachel Achieng

High Court of Kenya.
Advocate
MJ

Mr. Jean-Paul Adam

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Director Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management...
MJ

Mr. Jean-Paul Adam

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Director Technology Climate Change and Natural Resources Management...
MM

Ms. Muizzat Adams

A representative
Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN)
avatar for Adeboye Adegoke

Adeboye Adegoke

Paradigm Initiative
Senior Program Manager
AA

Adeboye Adegoke

Paradigm Initiative
Senior Program Manager
avatar for Innocent Adriko

Innocent Adriko

Victoria University, Kampala
Student
SK

Simon-Peter Kafui Aheto,

Development House - Ghana
IUIs Research team leader
avatar for Awo Aidam

Awo Aidam

Child Online Africa
Founder & Executive Director
avatar for Jackie Akello

Jackie Akello

High Court of Kenya
Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
avatar for Risper Akinyi

Risper Akinyi

TunapandaNet community network
Gender and Community Engagement Expert
MH

Mary Helda Akongo

Fundi Bots
Fundi Girls Program Lead
avatar for Teki Akuetteh

Teki Akuetteh

Africa Digital Rights Hub
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Francis Acquah Amaning

Francis Acquah Amaning

Ghana Domain Name Registry
Systems Administrator
KA

Kossi Amessinou

African ICT Foundation
Regional Director of West African region
GA

Gole Andrew

Encrypt Uganda
avatar for Catherine Anite

Catherine Anite

Small Media Foundation
Program Director
avatar for Victor Asante

Victor Asante

the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC)
Senior Manager
avatar for SORENE ASSEFA

SORENE ASSEFA

Cybersecurity and Connected African Girls
Coordinator
avatar for Samaila Atsen Bako

Samaila Atsen Bako

CSEAN
Director of Communications
NA

Noha Abdel Baky

Dell Techonologies
Senior Storage Engineer
avatar for Christopher Ganizani Banda

Christopher Ganizani Banda

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)
Head of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)
avatar for Bahta Mamo Bekele

Bahta Mamo Bekele

UNECA Technology and Innovation Section
Programme Assistant
avatar for Nabil Benamar

Nabil Benamar

computer science
Professor
avatar for Ramanou BIAOU

Ramanou BIAOU

CyberSpector
Executive Officer
SB

Samaila Biko

Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN)
Director of Communications
avatar for Francis Bisika

Francis Bisika

Department of E-Government
Principal Secretary
avatar for Pren-Tsilya Boa-Guehe

Pren-Tsilya Boa-Guehe

Google
Government Affairs & Public Policy Manager
avatar for Edinam Lily Botsoye

Edinam Lily Botsoye

Hacklab Foundation
Community Engagement Lead
avatar for Mahendranath Busgopaul

Mahendranath Busgopaul

Halley Movement
Secretary-General and the founding President
avatar for Mark Carvell

Mark Carvell

Security and Safety coalition (IS3C)
Senior Policy Adviser with the IGF’s Internet Standards
avatar for Bertrand de La Chapelle

Bertrand de La Chapelle

Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
Executive Director
avatar for Josiah Chavula

Josiah Chavula

University of Cape Town (UCT).
Lecturer in Computer Science
avatar for Wallace Chigona

Wallace Chigona

University of Cape Town (UCT)
Professor in Information Systems
avatar for Anna Collard

Anna Collard

KnowBe4
SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at
PD

Pierre Dandjinou

ICANN, Africa
VP, Stakeholder Engagement
avatar for Khadijah El-Usman

Khadijah El-Usman

Paradigm Initiative
lead, Anglophone West-Africa
SE

Simon Ellis

International Advisor
UNESCO
avatar for Hadia Elminiawi

Hadia Elminiawi

National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA)
Chief Expert
DA

Daniel Akinmade Emejulu

Microsoft
UN Affairs team
AE

Anriette Esterhyusen

Association for Progressive Communications
MP

Ms. Pilar Fajarnes

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Chief of Digital Economy Policy Research Section
MP

Ms. Pilar Fajarnes

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Chief of Digital Economy Policy Research Section
avatar for Mohamed Farahat

Mohamed Farahat

Legal Practitioner, Trainer, and Political & Legal Researcher
avatar for Tracy  Sinkamba Faustin

Tracy Sinkamba Faustin

Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
International Research & Project Management Coordinator
avatar for Tracy Sinkamba Faustin

Tracy Sinkamba Faustin

Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
International Research & Project Management Coordinator
avatar for Nicolas Fiumarell

Nicolas Fiumarell

IS3C
Chair of Working Group 1
avatar for Bram Fudzulani

Bram Fudzulani

ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM)
President
avatar for Bram Fudzulani

Bram Fudzulani

IGF Multi Stakeholder ‎Advisory Group (MAG)
Member
avatar for Emmanuel Kwasi Gadasu

Emmanuel Kwasi Gadasu

Information Governance Solutions
Privacy Consultant and Practitioner
avatar for Abdalmonem Galila

Abdalmonem Galila

.م ر ص (.masr) Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)
Numbering Planning Manager at the National Telecom Regulatory...
HE

Hossam El Gamal

IKEN, International Chamber of Commerce Digital Economy commission Ambassador to Africa
Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Pilar Fajarnes Garces

Pilar Fajarnes Garces

UNCTAD
Economic Affairs Officer
avatar for Anja Gengo

Anja Gengo

IGF Secretariat
avatar for Dr. Katherine Getao

Dr. Katherine Getao

Former CEO
Kenyan ICT Authority
avatar for Dr Alison Gillwald

Dr Alison Gillwald

Research ICT Africa
Executive Director
PA

Prof. Alison Gillwald

Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town
Adjunct Professor
EG

Emanuela Girardi

Founder at Pop AI, AI expert at MiSE
Board Member of Adra
avatar for Grace Githaiga

Grace Githaiga

KICTANet
CEO & Convenor,
avatar for James Gondwe

James Gondwe

Centre for Youth & Development
Founder & Director
NG

Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa

META
Head of Public Policy – Southern Africa
avatar for Dr John Guelke

Dr John Guelke

Policy Advisor Cybersecurity
BG

Brain Gutterman

Strategic Initiatives
Senior Program Manager
avatar for Dr. Andreas Haggman

Dr. Andreas Haggman

UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Head of Cyber Advocacy
SH

Sam Hall

UK’s Office to the African Union and Africa Cyber Network
Member
HC

Hon Catherine Gotani Hara

Parliament Malawi
Speaker
avatar for Nigel Hickson

Nigel Hickson

UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Internet Governance Lead
avatar for AZIZ HILALI

AZIZ HILALI

Moroccan Telecommunications Graduate Institution
Professor
MJ

Mr. Joe Hironaka

UNESCO
Programme Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation...
avatar for Xianhong Hu

Xianhong Hu

UNESCO
Programme Specialist
DN

DR NNENNA IFEANYI-AJUFO

Buckinghamshire New University
Associate Professor
DN

Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo

Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom
Associate Professor of Law
avatar for Poncelet O. Ileleji

Poncelet O. Ileleji

Jokkolabs Banjul
Lead / CEO
MA

Ms. Anne-Rachel Inné

International Telecommunication Union
Regional Director for Africa
MA

Ms. Anne-Rachel Inné

International Telecommunication Union
Regional Director for Africa
avatar for Lumumba Irvine

Lumumba Irvine

Internet Society - Kenya Chapter
avatar for Toe Izai

Toe Izai

Association Burkinabè des Domaines Internet (ABDI)
Executive Secretary
avatar for Joshua J

Joshua J

AfIGF Secretariat
avatar for Tijani BEN JEMAA

Tijani BEN JEMAA

Telecommunication Senior Engineer
AJ

Aicha Jeridi

African Civil Society on Information Society (ACSIS)
North Africa Regional Coordinato
avatar for Mariam Jobe

Mariam Jobe

Give1 Project Gambia
Executive Secretary
avatar for Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi Jr

Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi Jr

University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering
PhD Student
avatar for Jimmy Kainja

Jimmy Kainja

University of Malawi
Senior Lecturer
MK

Michael Kaiyatsa

Executive Director
avatar for Michael Kaiyatsa

Michael Kaiyatsa

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation-Malawi
Executive Director
avatar for Charles Kajoloweka

Charles Kajoloweka

Youth and Society (YAS)
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Gabriel Karsan

Gabriel Karsan

Emerging Youth Initiative
Founding Director
avatar for ENERST MAFUTA KATOKA

ENERST MAFUTA KATOKA

Affordable Internet Access SIG
Chair
EM

Enerst Mafuta Katoka

Affordable Internet Access SIG
Chair
avatar for Rosalind KennyBirch

Rosalind KennyBirch

Digital Standards & Internet Governance, DCMS
Policy Advisor
CK

Catherine Kimambo

Basic Internet Foundation
Community representative
avatar for Eric Kimathi

Eric Kimathi

Internet of Things Developer
avatar for Mwendwa Kivuva

Mwendwa Kivuva

Network Engineer
AK

Alain Kiyindou

Université Bordeaux Montaigne - Bénin/Niger/Congo
Professor
avatar for Mallory Knodel

Mallory Knodel

Center for Democracy
CTO
avatar for Elizabeth Kolade

Elizabeth Kolade

Young African Leaders Initiative
Fellow
avatar for Maria Kolesnikova

Maria Kolesnikova

TLD .RU/.РФ
Head of Marketing, external relations and projects
avatar for Olévié Kouami

Olévié Kouami

LE FA DE LA TERANGA
Technical Director
avatar for Dr. Martin Koyabe

Dr. Martin Koyabe

AU-GFCE Project
Senior Manager
avatar for Catherine Kyalo

Catherine Kyalo

Local Networks Initiative
Africa Regional Coordinator
OL

Owen Larter

Microsoft
Director of Public Policy, Office of Responsible AI
avatar for Brian Longwe

Brian Longwe

Converged Technology Networks
Co-founder and CEO
avatar for Doreen Luhanga

Doreen Luhanga

Centre for Youth and Development
Project Officer
AL

Alessandra Lustrati

UK FCDO
Head of Digital Development
avatar for Verengai Mabika

Verengai Mabika

Internet Society
Senior Policy Advisor, Africa
avatar for Verengai Mabika

Verengai Mabika

Internet Society
Senior Policy Advisor for Africa
avatar for VERENGIA MABIKA

VERENGIA MABIKA

Development Reality Institute (DRI)
Founder
avatar for Hannah Machlin

Hannah Machlin

Small Media Foundation
Advocacy Manager,
avatar for Bongiwe Magocha

Bongiwe Magocha

Botswana Accountancy College
Head of Library and Information Services
avatar for Hon. Huria Ali Mahdi

Hon. Huria Ali Mahdi

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
State Minister to the National ICT and Digital Economy Sector at the...
FM

Felix Majawa

Mzuzu University
University Librarian
OM

Onica Makwakwa

Alliance for Affordable Internet
Leads the multi-stakeholder engagement
avatar for Raymond Mamattah

Raymond Mamattah

E-Governance and Internet Governance Foundation for Africa (EGIGFA)
President
avatar for Chengetai Masango

Chengetai Masango

United Nations Secretariat for the Internet Governance Forum
Head of Office
avatar for Chengetai Masango

Chengetai Masango

United Nations
Secretariat for the Internet Governance Forum
LM

Lucky Masilela

DOT Africa
CEO
avatar for Thobekile Matimbe

Thobekile Matimbe

Paradigm Initiative
Community Manager
JM

Josephine Miliza

KICTANET
African Policy Coordinator
avatar for Francis Monyango

Francis Monyango

High Court of Kenya
Advocate
avatar for Reuben Moyo

Reuben Moyo

Mzuzu University
Lecturer
RM

Reuben Moyo

Mzuzu University
Lecturer in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
RM

Reuben Moyo

Mzuzu University
Lecturer in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
YM

Yewo Msiska

Centre for Youth and Development
Programmes Lead
avatar for Alice Munyua

Alice Munyua

Africa Mradi
Director
JN

Juliet Nanfuka

Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)
avatar for Calvin Nanguez

Calvin Nanguez

Smart Africa
Calvain Raoul NANGUE
avatar for Min'enhle Ncube

Min'enhle Ncube

Institute for Humanities in Africa
Doctoral Research Fellow
AN

Angela Ndaka

University of Otago
PhD Candidate
DM

Dr. Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u

Digital Africa (PRIDA)
Senior Regulatory and Internet Governance Expert
MS

Mr. Said Rutabayiro Ngoga

Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA)
Technology Innovation Division Head
MS

Mr. Said Rutabayiro Ngoga

Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA)
Technology Innovation Division Head
avatar for Bulanda Nkhowani

Bulanda Nkhowani

Paradigm Initiative
Senior Program Officer
BT

Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani

Zambia Internet Governance Forum
Co-convenor
avatar for Nomshado Lubisi Nkosinkulu

Nomshado Lubisi Nkosinkulu

Media Monitoring Africa.
Head of Communications
PJ

Prof. Josef Noll

Professor
University of Oslo (UiO)
avatar for Ihueze Nwobilor

Ihueze Nwobilor

Paradigm Initiative,
Program Officer
HA

Hon. Agnes Nyalonje

Republic of Malawi.
Minister of Education
HA

Hon. Agnes Nyalonje

Republic of Malawi.
Minister of Education
MA

Mr Andrew Nyirenda

MACRA
Director of Economic Regulations
DT

Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere

African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
Head of the Economic Integration Division
avatar for Cynthia Nzuki

Cynthia Nzuki

Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (CIPIT)
Research Assistant
BO

Bob Ochieng

GSE Africa
AO

Allan Ochollo

Black Diplomat's Academy
Fellow
OR

Okwir Raphalex Okwir

Alliance for Youth Education-AYE.
Youth in Governance and Leadership
MO

Marielza Oliveira

UNESCO
Director for Partnership and Operational Programme Monitoring
avatar for Abdulkarim Ayopo Oloyede

Abdulkarim Ayopo Oloyede

Lecturer
University of Ilorin
avatar for Daniel Opio

Daniel Opio

AddSecurity
Co-Founder
avatar for Bukola Oronti

Bukola Oronti

University of Ibadan
Network Administrator
BO

Barrack Otieno

AFTD
General Manager
avatar for Damilare Oyedele

Damilare Oyedele

Library Aid Africa
Co-Founder & Chief Executive
avatar for GUIGUEMDE Jacques Rodrigue R

GUIGUEMDE Jacques Rodrigue R

E-SERVICES ET GOUVERNANCE DE L'INTERNET.
CONSULTANT SENIOR EN TRANFORMATION NUMERIQUE
avatar for KHADIJA RAMMEH

KHADIJA RAMMEH

Aviation School of Borj el Amri, Tunisia (EABA)
Associate Professor
avatar for Dr. Andrew Rens

Dr. Andrew Rens

Research ICT Africa
Senior Researcher
AM

Alexander Madanha Rusero

University of Johannesburg
– Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation (IPATC),...
avatar for Simbiat Sadiq

Simbiat Sadiq

Cybersafe Foundation
MG

Ms. Gitanjali Sah

International Telecommunication Union
Strategy and Policy Coordinator
MA

Ms. Amel Saidane

Co-founder & CEO, President Tunisian startups Association BetaCube
avatar for Mactar Seck

Mactar Seck

UNECA
Economic Affairs Officer
PT

Prof. Thomas A. Senaji

University of Nairobi, Kenya
avatar for Gbenga Sesan

Gbenga Sesan

Paradigm Initiative
Executive Director
GS

‘Gbenga Sesan

Paradigm Initiative
Executive Director
avatar for Varsha Sewlal

Varsha Sewlal

Information Regulator of South Africa
Executive Head of Legal, Policy, Research and Information Technology...
avatar for Dr Ololade Shyllon

Dr Ololade Shyllon

META
Head of Privacy Policy, Africa, Middle East and Turkey
avatar for Steve Song

Steve Song

Mozilla Corporation
Policy Advisor
avatar for Vera Songwe

Vera Songwe

UNECA
Executive Secretary
MJ

Mr. Joe Hironaka, Programme Specialist

UNECO
Digital Innovation and Transformation Communication and Information...
avatar for Confidence Staveley

Confidence Staveley

Cybersafe Foundation
Founder & Director


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