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Tuesday, July 19 • 11:50am - 12:50pm
#WS19 Internet governance : Strategies for raising awareness and building the capacities of civil society actors in countries

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The ICT and Citizenship initiative, non-profit, non-political and open-ended for sustainable development
through the use of digital and citizen participation in the rooting of democracy. It is the organizer of the
Training of Trainers on Internet Governance since 2017 and brings together more than 14 countries (trainees
and trainers) on topics related to Internet Governance and Digital Sovereignty.
AFIGF is a platform for inclusive, multi-stakeholder and multilingual discussion on issues related to the
Internet and its governance in Africa. Organized annually, it provides an opportunity to discuss several
important topics including capacity building issues for the achievement of the objectives of better
governance and digital sovereignty assumed at the African continent level. It is held this year 2022 from 19 to
21 July Bingo Wa Mutharika International Convention Center, Lilongwe, Malawi.
It is in this sense that in collaboration with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), AFRINIC,
SMART AFRICA (Smart AFRICA Digital Academy Initiative), CyberSpector/Africa CyberSecurity Mag,
Association Burkinabè des Domaines Internet, the ICT and Citizenship initiative has proposed a special
session on Strategies for awareness and capacity building of civil society actors in countries
The session has been selected by the selection committee and will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Malawi
from 9:50 to 10:50 GMT in hybrid mode in room 4 of the event and will last 1 hour.
In a global way it will be a question of carrying out reflections around the current and future actions of
capacity building of the actors of the civil society around the questions of Internet Governance. The aim will
be to analyze country experiences and capitalize on best practices in terms of awareness and capacity
building on Internet governance issues. Eventually, proposals will be made with a roadmap of actions to be
carried out with local IGFs and some partners and donors who will be invited to participate in the Session.

Specifically, the objective is to :
➢ Take stock of the initiatives undertaken by the ecosystem actors present on capacity building on the
➢ To highlight the difficulties and issues;
➢ Analyze the impact of improved actions;
➢ To propose common and shared actions for the development of a critical mass of experts;
➢ To propose a roadmap and implementation strategies for the short, medium and long term;
➢ How the global digital compact initiative to be adopted on the sidelines of the 2023 Future Summit
could contribute to strengthening capacity-building initiatives at the level of civil society actors.

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Brice ABBA

Stakeholder Development Manager, AFRINIC
Brice ABBA is currently the Stakeholder Development Manager and formerly Technical Trainer TeamLead at AFRINIC on Internet-related technologies. He helped several countries in their national IPv6deployment plan and is also an instructor at the West Africa School of Internet Governance... Read More →

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GUIGUEMDE Jacques Rodrigue R

Rodrigue GUIGUEMDE is passionate about the implementation and monitoring of informationsystems and the effective contribution to strengthening the digital ecosystem. I opted to make thedevelopment of strategies for the digitization of information systems and their implementation myspecialty... Read More →
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Ramanou BIAOU

Executive Officer, CyberSpector
Ramanou BIAOU is Executive Officer of CyberSpector (a company based in France and Benin) which also publishes the first African magazine specialized in CyberSecurity: Africa CyberSecurity Mag.He is a specialist in Cybersecurity, specifically on the issues of Internet Governance, Cyber... Read More →
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Toe Izai

Executive Secretary, Association Burkinabè des Domaines Internet (ABDI)
 With 19 years of professional experience, he has held several operational and management positionsin public administration and the private sector.Nowadays, he is the Executive Secretary of the Association Burkinabè des Domaines Internet (ABDI),an organization in charge of managing... Read More →

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