In the preceding edition of our e-Newsletter, there were references to NiRA’s preparative activities as the local host for AFRINIC -27. From the concept note released for AFRINIC-27, AFRINIC is “Taking the African Internet to the Next Level through Policy, Collaboration and Education”. The location for this great event is Lagos State, Nigeria. The website for AFRINIC -27 is up and running, https://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-27/. Please register to attend. There are still some details to be placed on the website but these would be made available as the plans are finalized by AFRINIC with NiRA.
Lagos will host hundreds of key players in the African and global Internet industry sector at the 27th public policy meeting of AFRINIC. The event dubbed AFRINIC 27 will be a platform for technocrats and businesses to discuss policies, trends, resources and challenges in growing the Internet for sustainable development in Africa and the Indian Ocean Region. The press release was circulated on the 10th of August, 2017 by AFRINIC.
AFRINIC events are held annually, consisting of keynote speeches, policy discussions, seminars, workshops, tutorials and other forums for sharing ICT knowledge within the African region. The 2016 edition held in Mauritius was attended by over 250 delegates from 48 countries around the world.
Registration for the 2017 edition is ongoing through the meeting website http://bit.ly/2vdgM3P.
Be part of this event and partner with AFRINIC. There are several ways to be part of the event, either as a sponsor, as a speaker at the technical sessions or any of the panel sessions, as lecturer during the technical tutorials or an attendee. The call for presentations was made by AFRINIC.
The AFRINIC -27 programme committee seeks speakers from all regions to deliver presentations during the plenaries on internet related topics. To be a speaker at the event, please click on https://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-27/attend/speakers
There are sponsorship opportunities. Be part of the event.
Working together, AFRINIC-27 shall be a success!
I remain at your service.
Rev’d Sunday Folayan
President, NIRA Executive Board