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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
#WS3 Anansi and the African Content Delivery Dilemma

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African Internet Infrastructure has evolved substantially over the past two decades. Most countries now have Internet Exchange Points, multiple international gateways, robust and mushrooming local tech ecosystems, and the continent today has many more submarine cables providing connectivity to the rest of the world, with more to come. While the focus over the past two decades has been on faster, bigger, less costly pipes for internet connectivity - there has been little or no emphasis on the optimization of content: content aggregation, content routing, content delivery, and other content optimizations. This session will discuss a hypothetical architecture for a niche Content Delivery Network for local African content. It will begin with a presentation from Brian Longwe and Innocent Obi on a design of an operated-focused African CDN followed by a moderated panel discussion where panelists will react to the presentation and discuss a set of issues and questions raised by the presenters. The panel discussion will be open to audience comments and input. The session will end with a specific time allocated for Q/As.
 
Session Outline 
00:00 - 00:25 minutes: Presentation
00:25 - 00:35 minutes: Panelist introduction
00:35 - 01:15 minutes: Panel discussion
01:15 - 01:25 minutes: Q/A

Speakers
avatar for Brian Longwe

Brian Longwe

Co-founder and CEO, Converged Technology Networks
Brian Longwe has been building networks that connect Africans to the rest of the world for over 26 years. Over this period, he has co-founded and ran Internet Service Providers in Kenya, Uganda and Malawi. He also has facilitated the establishment of internet exchange points in Kenya... Read More →
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Josiah Chavula

Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Cape Town (UCT).
Josiah Chavula is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT).  He conducts research on Internet performance in Africa – including measuring the impact of Internet interconnection strategies on Internet Quality of Experience (QoE). His research interests... Read More →
avatar for Nomshado Lubisi Nkosinkulu

Nomshado Lubisi Nkosinkulu

Head of Communications, Media Monitoring Africa.
Nomshado Lubisi Nkosinkulu is the Head of Communications at Media Monitoring Africa. She is currently a committee member of the South African Internet Governance Forum (ZAIGF). She has led and implemented strategic communications initiatives for various campaigns and worked on projects... Read More →
avatar for Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi Jr

Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi Jr

PhD Student, University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering
Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi Jr is a first-year PhD Student in the ICTD Lab at the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. The ICTD Lab designs, implements, and evaluates systems using various computing and communications technologies to support... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am CAT
ROOM 3
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