Africa IGF MAG announced
The formation of the 2019 African IGF Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (AfIGF-MAG) was announced at the conclusion of the 2018 African IGF in Khartoum, Sudan. The group, which is tasked with developing the programme for next year’s regional meeting, comprises of sub-regional IGF organisers, government representatives and youth. The African IGF is convened by the African Union Commission with the support of partners such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Internet Society (ISOC). Other discussions during the African IGF featured Africa’s position on the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, community networks as an alternative to connecting the unconnected, and supporting African Internet governance institutions such as AFRINIC.