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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
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Tuesday, July 19 • 9:00am - 10:30am
#WS1 Internet Access and Digital inclusion in Africa: Reaching underserved communities

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The session intends to bring to the fore the importance of Affordable and accessible internet in the journey towards digital Inclusion in Africa. This will be done by x-raying the challenges to easy access to affordable internet as a tool for digital inclusion, what experts working in underserved communities are doing to combat those challenges and what will need to be done to overcome these and other challenges like them in future to have an Africa that is not leaving anyone behind digitally, not minding who they are or where they live on the continent. The experience of the experts will also come in handy for policymakers and others working in the field of digital inclusion in Africa.

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avatar for Ihueze Nwobilor

Ihueze Nwobilor

Program Officer, Paradigm Initiative,

Speakers
avatar for Bulanda Nkhowani

Bulanda Nkhowani

Senior Program Officer, Paradigm Initiative
Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani is a writer, researcher, and public policy enthusiast with a focus on Internet governance, digital rights and digital inclusion, and is actively involved in Internet governance policy forums and discussions at all levels. She is a Co-convenor of the Zambia... Read More →
avatar for Francis Acquah Amaning

Francis Acquah Amaning

Systems Administrator, Ghana Domain Name Registry
Francis Acquah Amaning is a systems administrator at the Ghana Domain Name Registry. He has worked for GDNR since 2014 after working as a system support at the National Information Technology Agency for two years.He is the co-chair for the Ghana Internet Governance Forum and has been... Read More →
avatar for Adeboye Adegoke

Adeboye Adegoke

Senior Program Manager, Paradigm Initiative
Adeboye works at the intersection of technology and human rights. He's Senior Program Manager at pan-African digital rights organisation, Paradigm Initiative, where he leads the organisation's programs in Africa. A 2016 Alumnus of the African School on Internet Governance. He's very... Read More →
avatar for Khadijah El-Usman

Khadijah El-Usman

lead, Anglophone West-Africa, Paradigm Initiative
Khadijah El-Usman is the lead for Anglophone West-Africa at Paradigm Initiative with a focus to advance Internet freedom, and monitor the legal and policy framework around the region, to ensure that citizens’ rights are protected online.Khadijah is a legal practitioner and has managed... Read More →
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Victor Asante

Senior Manager, the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC)
Victor Asante is a Senior Manager in charge of Research and Innovations at Ghana’s Universal Service Fund, the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC). He has been with the Fund since 2010 and over the period, he has coordinated several research activities by... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am CAT
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