On 16 March 2020, AFNOG and AFRINIC the Convenors of the Africa Internet Summit and the 2020 Local host ISPA-DRC held a meeting to assess the viability of hosting the Africa Internet Summit in light of the Corona Virus Pandemic.
The Convenors decided that a change of plans was mandatory to safeguard the health of members of the African Internet Community as well as the Staff of partner organizations. Thus it was agreed that the AIS 2020 Workshop and Conference be postponed to a later date. In the meantime the convenors will continue monitoring the situation and adopting precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s well being.
The convenors will communicate decisions taken in consultation with all stakeholders and will advise on the way forward in due course.
The Africa Internet Summit (AIS) is an annual, regional, multi-stakeholder ICT conference. It is the pinnacle educational and business ICT event in Africa where key players in the Internet industry can interact with the global Internet community. Launched in The Gambia in 2012, the Summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather (BOFs), and other forums for sharing ICT knowledge within the African region.
The Summit aims to bring the ICT business and technical community in Africa together under one roof to discuss ICT issues and challenges.
The African Internet community, drawn from academia, public and private sectors, technical organisations, governmental institutions and civil society, interact on Internet issues and Internet development in general. Our audience benefits from various panels of international experts who deliver insightful knowledge of ICT technologies.
The range of topics spans mobile networking, applications, cybersecurity, cyber laws, Internet governance, ICT for development, research, civil and information society issues, and African ICT success stories.
This is an open platform for everyone. Join your peers as well as business and technical leaders for the Africa Internet Summit – the place for sharing knowledge and networking within the Africa ICT community.