Internet Governance Discussion: Africa

DateMonday, July 21, 2014 
Time09:00 (EDT) | 13:00 (UTC) | 14:00 (Abuja)  Time Zone Converter
Duration1h 0m
LanguageEnglish
RegionsAF, Global
ThemesCivil Society, Governance, Politics and Government, STEM, Technology
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Description

People in Africa, where Internet usage is growing at incredible rates, have a major stake in helping shape the future of Internet governance. On July 21 13:00 UTC join a panel discussion between Nigerian stakeholders and U.S. government representatives including Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda as they discuss the current debate around Internet Governance, and the future of the internet going forward. The Africa Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place this month in Abuja, Nigeria, offers an important opportunity for Africans to define their Internet policy priorities together before this year’s global IGF in Turkey. So join the conversation and have your questions answered.

This program will be in English. Follow the conversation using #internetgovernance. 

Speakers
Daniel Sepulveda, Ambassador, Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Fiona Aelxander, Associate Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce
Jimson Olufuye, Chair / CEO, Africa ICT Alliance
Mary Uduma, President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association
Tope Fashedemi, Director of eGovernment, Nigerian Ministry of Communication and Technology