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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 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#WS18 Africa's Digital Dilemma : Our position on the global internet

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Dissect the current rise of the Internet fragmentation rising cyber threats and digital divides under two doctrines of the western internet and it's recent declaration of the internet and the western rise of the Russia Spitnet and China firewall. We are in a neutral crossroad position of either being with one or against the other but strategically we are the digital cooperation ground for new talent pools and innovations to resolve the current global crisis. We aim to raise awareness on the matter and advocate for Africa's digital global policy in strengthening and consolidating an equal, accessible, open-end to end decentralized internet.

Moderators
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Gabriel Karsan

Founding Director, Emerging Youth Initiative
Mr. Karsan, Gabriel identifies as a Digital Dreamer, internet leader and activist. Protagonist of the youth narrative in building modern equitable civilizations leveraging the power of technology through equity and accessibility of the internet and technology resources distributed... Read More →

Speakers
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Samaila Atsen Bako

Director of Communications, CSEAN
Samaila is a cybersecurity professional with interests in cybersecurity awareness and culture, digital forensics, products, and leadership. He provides training, consultancy, and advisory services to SMEs and start-ups within and outside Nigeria. He is passionate about volunteering... Read More →
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Thoko Miya

A strong manager capable and responsible for thought leadership and providing strategic direction on one or more strategic programs, including to coordinate strategic projects on local and international partnerships, governance, policy, compliance and advocacy with a strong take and... Read More →
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Edinam Lily Botsoye

Community Engagement Lead, Hacklab Foundation
Lily is focused on driving innovation and early adoption of emerging technologies and platforms. She is an expert in managing relationships with high-profile clients and translating needs into results-driven strategies. She is the Community Engagement Lead and board member of Hacklab... Read More →
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Innocent Adriko

Experienced Ambassador with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Communication, Human Rights Research, Youth Work, Youth Leadership, and Youth Programs. Strong community and social services professional with a Diploma focused in Information Technology... Read More →
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Vallarie Iyega

Vallarie has years of progressive experience as a researcher and tech enthusiast in matters related to Internet Governance and the digital economy. She has been at the forefront of youth advocacy for digital literacy and access to the internet for poverty alleviation. She undertook... Read More →


Tuesday July 19, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CAT
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