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ICT policy and IG workshop in Addis Ababa

06 April 2011 - 08 April 2011

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Event description

Over 60 representatives from governments, the business sector, civil society, regional organisations, and academia recently took part in two ICT Policy and Internet Governance workshops in Africa.

The first, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 6-8 April, was organised by Diplo in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission in Africa. The workshops focused on issues and actors in Internet governance with a special focus on regional priorities. The participants discussed the need for setting up IXPs in Africa, promoting local services and content, and attracting companies to provide their caching servers in Africa; possible relations between ICANN and international organisations; legal aspects including the link between individuals and territorial law, and authentication; and the protection of personal data. Read more…