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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
Wednesday, July 20 • 9:00am - 10:00am
#WS6 Bridging the Digital Divide to Build Inclusion and Trust through Multistakeholder Processes

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The session will highlight how international coordination on technology, technical standards and internet governance through the multistakeholder model can build inclusion in the digital ecosystem and increase access.

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Rosalind KennyBirch

Policy Advisor, Digital Standards & Internet Governance, DCMS
Rosalind KennyBirch is an International Policy Advisor leading on Internet governance at the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. She supports policy formation focused on Internet inclusion in various forums, including the IGF and ICANN


Kaoutar Abousmir

Head, Digital Standards and Internet Governance Team, DCMS, UK
Kaoutar Abousmir is a strategy professional currently heading the Digital Standards and Internet Governance Team for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS). In her role, Kaoutar leads the Government’s strategic engagement on digital technical standards... Read More →
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Grace Githaiga

CEO & Convenor,, KICTANet
Grace Githaiga is the CEO & Convenor of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), a multi-stakeholder ICTG policy and regulation advocacy Think Tank. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT-enabled growth and development... Read More →
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Teki Akuetteh

Founder and Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights Hub
Teki Akuetteh is an ICT/Telecom Lawyer, a Privacy/Data Protection Consultant and Senior Partner at a law firm based in Accra, Ghana. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Digital Rights Hub, a member of the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group, and a non-resident... Read More →
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Alice Munyua

Director, Africa Mradi
Alice Munyua is the Director of the Africa Innovation Mradi at Mozilla Corporation. She served as a member of the board of the Kenya Communications Regulatory Authority, for 6 years, led African Government engagement in the African Union Commission’s Dot Africa initiative, and... Read More →
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Nigel Hickson

Internet Governance Lead, UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Nigel Hickson is the Internet Governance Lead for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He served as ICANN's Vice President for Europe from March 2012 to January 2020, including UN and IGO engagements. Hickson has held various technology-related positions for the... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am CAT
Main Foyer Board Room*