West Africa Internet Governance Forum

22 Sep 2016

Niamey, Niger

The 8th annual meeting of the West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) will take place on 22-23 September 2016, at the Palais des Congres, in Niamey, Niger.

The meeting will be held under the overarching theme 'Implementing a multistakeholder model for the development of the Internet in West Africa', and it will feature discussions on issues related to access and diversity (Internet infrastructure and pricing, digital divide, and Internet Exchange Points), security and privacy in the Internet age (child and women online protection, policies and regulatory environment in West Africa in regards to security and privacy), critical Internet resources (management of country code top level domains, IANA stewardship transition, Internet Protocol version 4 and Internet Protocol version 6 - challenges, impacts and opportunities for West Africa), and the Internet and sustainable development.

WAIGF is a project that aims to promote Internet governance issues in West Africa, through a multistakeholder process. In addition to the annual WAIGF meeting, the project also plans and supports activities such as online discussions, surveys, and national face-to-face forums across the region.

For more information, visit the initiative website.