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 • 11:50am - 12:50pm
#WS11 Digital Rights and Inclusion

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This session will highlight the challenges of digital inclusion in Africa and bring together a diverse range of experts from the government, academia and civil society to interrogate policy and legislative frameworks addressing digital inclusion. The session will canvas the experiences in Africa, government responses and highlight the recommendations the various stakeholders can make.


Charles Kajoloweka

Founder and Executive Director, Youth and Society (YAS)
Charles Kajoloweka is a frontline human rights activist, Founder and Executive Director of Youth and Society (YAS), a non-profit human rights and governance watchdog in Malawi. He has 10 years’ experience in human rights, governance, youth development and NGO leadership. Charles... Read More →


Jimmy Kainja

Jimmy Kainja is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malawi. He teaches Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. His areas of research interest are media and communications policy, journalism, new media, digital rights, freedom of expression, access to information and the intersection... Read More →

Thobekile Matimbe

Community Manager, Paradigm Initiative
Thobekile Matimbe is a human rights lawyer, researcher and social justice activist. She serves as a Community Manager at Paradigm Initiative advocating for digital rights in Africa. She has over 10 years legal and civic engagement experience and has served in the Zimbabwean judiciary... Read More →

Michael Kaiyatsa

Executive Director
Michael Kaiyatsa is the Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), a local nongovernmental organization that focuses on human rights, governance, gender equality and women empowerment. He is also a founding member and interim vice-chairperson of the... Read More →

Tuesday July 19, 2022 11:50am - 12:50pm CAT
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