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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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Wednesday, July 20 • 9:00am - 10:00am
#WS31 Role of Policymakers in advancing affordable and meaningful access

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The session will bring together parliamentarians from the National Assembly of Malawi to deliberate on the role of policymakers in advancing affordable and meaningful access. The session will delve into the importance of having deliberate and actionable National ICT strategies, broadband strategies and other national policies that promote affordable and meaningful access for all regardless of age gender or disability. The session seeks to highlight the unique role that policymakers play as well as how they can collaborate more with various stakeholders to achieve this.

Moderators
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Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani

Co-convenor, Zambia Internet Governance Forum
is a writer, researcher and public policy enthusiast with a focus on Internet governance, digital rights and digital inclusion, and is actively involved in Internet governance policy forums and discussions at all levels. She is a Co-convenor of the Zambia Internet Governance Forum... Read More →

Speakers
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Thoko M Tembo

Member of Parliament, Malawi
Thoko M Tembo is the Member of Parliament for Neno North in Malawi. Tembo previously worked as a radio and TV broadcaster and has a wide experience in both community and commercial broadcasting. Tembo is passionate about Media freedom and digital rights in this digital age.
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Adeboye Adegoke

Senior Program Manager, Paradigm Initiative
Adeboye Adegoke works at the intersection of technology and human rights. He's Senior Program Manager at pan-African digital rights organisation, Paradigm Initiative, where he leads the organisation's programs in Africa. A 2016 Alumnus of the African School on Internet Governance... Read More →
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Onica Makwakwa

Leads the multi-stakeholder engagement, Alliance for Affordable Internet
Onica Makwakwa Leads the multi-stakeholder engagement across Africa for the Alliance for Affordable Internet focusing on advancing good practices in policy and regulatory frameworks for affordable and meaningful access to broadband. She also convenes the Africa Summit on Women and... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am CAT
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