Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 10:00:47 EAT 2010

Thanks for this Alice and and all members  in the organising team, we
have certainly come a long way, this program is rich and very relevant
to the times, to sum it up, it is an excellent job, just a request
that you may consider factoring  in remote participation, i am sure
there are many of us who would like to research more on the subject
matters and give our input during the meeting.


On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:01 PM, alice <alice at apc.org> wrote:
> AFRICA’S CRITICAL INTERNET RESOURCES 11-13 August 2010, Kampala, Uganda._*
> * *
> **
> The 2010 East African Internet Governance Forum (2010 EA-IGF) will take
> place on 11-13 August, 2010 at the Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala, Uganda.
> This third EA-IGF is hosted by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC),
> I-Network Uganda, Collaboration on International ICT policy for East and
> Southern (CIPESA), and Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET).
> Under the theme “*Strengthening East Africa’s Critical Internet Resources”*,
> participants will this year address and discuss the governance of Critical
> Internet Resources (CIRs) in East Africa. Particular focus has been given to
> three key CIRs that have been identified as cross-cutting.Past EA-IGFs
> identified issues of *ccTLD management and ownership, transitioning to IPv6,
> and the importance of national and regional IXPs* as crosscutting issues
> that needed to be addressed both at the national and regional levels. The
> 2010 meeting will therefore provide comprehensive consideration to
> addressing ccTLD management in East Africa. Research findings on ccTLDs will
> be shared based on the five priority issues effecting ccTLDs identified by
> the 2008 and 2009 EA-IGFs; Cybercrime, Policy and Regulation of ccTLDs,
> ccTLDs and consumer rights, and key issues that affect access to Broadband
> and Internet and how these affect the management and coordination of ccTLDs.
> The challenges and effective strategies for transitioning to IPv6 will also
> be discussed.
> This year’s access theme will examine the status of broadband in East
> Africa, noting achievements, hurdles to be overcome and plans for the
> immediate future. Security and privacy session will address Cybercrime and
> how it affects women differently among other Cybercrime concerns. The 2010
> EA-IGF will introduce a new session focusing on emerging issues for the
> Internet society of East Africa. Policy and regulatory framework issues
> around cross-border/regional ICT certification and the role of youth in
> advancing the Internet Governance debate in East Africa.  The meeting will
> also discuss the review and future of the global UN IGF process. The EA-IGF
> supports the continuation and extension of the mandate of the IGF and also
> supports Kenya’s expression of interest in hosting the 2011 IGF
> A *parliamentary and IG session* will be held on 13 August and will review
> the declarations made during the 2009 EA-IGF held in Nairobi as well as
> address emerging IG issues. The session will be attended by parliamentarians
> from the five East African countries as well as from the United Kingdom.
> The outcomes of the EA-IGF will be submitted to the fifth UN Internet
> Governance Forum taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania 14 – 17, September 2010.
> Further, the proceedings will be presented at other national and regional
> forums in Africa.
> For each thematic session, representatives from each country will provide
> their national perspective on the theme, identifying/sharing key issues,
> challenges and recommendations.
> *What is the EA-IGF***
> The EA-IGF was convened in 2008 by the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
> as a multi-stakeholder process with the aim of ensuring meaningful
> participation of  East African internet stakeholders in internet governance
> policy processes. The EA-IGF is open to representatives from government,
> civil society, academia, private sector, media, consumer groups, other
> entities and individuals interested in Internet Governance issues. This
> regional IGF process brings together participants from Rwanda, Tanzania,
> Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and South Sudan to identify, explore and build
> consensus around common Internet policy priority issues in the region.
> The EA-IGF model sees each country begin the process with online discussions
> to identify the Internet policy issues most important to them, followed by a
> face-to-face national IGF meeting. These national processes then fed into
> the regional meeting, the EA-IGF. The outcomes of the national and regional
> processes have then been very successfully shared at two global IGFs. While
> the EA-IGF is informed by IGF it does not mimic the global process. The
> national IGFs, which form the building block for the regional EA-IGF,
> identify issues that are unique and important to their local situations and
> needs.
> The goal of the EA-IGF is to create a Community of Practice that will be a
> sustaining foundation for meaningful participation of East African
> stakeholders in Internet public policy debates at the national, regional and
> international level.
>  *The 2010 EA-IGF is supported by*
> ·       Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)
> ·     Collaboration on International ICT policy for East and Southern Africa
> ·       I-Network Uganda
> ·       Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
> ·       International Development and Research Centre (IDRC)
> ·       Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA)
> ·       Nominet United Kingdom
> ·       AT&T
> ·       AfriNic
> ·       AfTLD
> ·       Internet Society (ISOC)
> ·       Centre for Global Communications (GLOCOM)
> ·       Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
> ·       Internet Governance Forum (UN-IGF)
> *To register for this event or obtain additional information, please visit
> the meeting website at **http://www.eaigf.or.ke*
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