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Thursday, February 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Internet Governance: Make Your Voice Count

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As policy makers and technical experts work to connect the remaining two-thirds of the world s nations, the way in which the Internet is governed will likely have an impact on how we use it and how it evolves.

The Internet Society is working for an open, globally-connected, trustworthy, and secure Internet for everyone. We aim to reform-decision making approaches to deliver sound Internet policies that put people s interests at the center. We want to build a digital future that puts people first.

In Africa, we have been working closely with organizations such as the African Union on a new set of guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy in Africa.

We will also empower youth as a key force to organize their advocacy and defend their rights as we shape the future of the Internet. Their voices must be heard in the digital future. Together we can help them make their voices count.

Speakers
avatar for Betel Hailu

Betel Hailu

Communications Coordinator, Internet Society
Currently working as Communications Coordinator for the Internet Society, African Regional Bureau.Graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Addis Ababa University (AAU) and a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).Diversified... Read More →
avatar for Dewole Ajao

Dewole Ajao

President, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter
I'm a keen Internet user with a background in network and systems administration. I've been active in the communities responsible for shaping Internet policy and have done some advocacy for a few years. I also happen to be a policy chair at AFRINIC (www.afrinic.net), president of... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
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