Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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DECLARATION ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE

The African Union Heads of State and Government met at the 30th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 28th to 29th January 2018 and developed a communique on Internet Governance and development of Africa’s Digital Economy.

Whilst acknowledging that the Internet is an essential tool and a dynamic force for economic, social and cultural development and recalling in that regard Resolution 26/13 of the Human Right Council, decisions were taken on:

  • Internet Governance principles,
  • Africa’s Participation in Internet Governance,
  • Development of Africa’s Digital Economy,
  • Management of Domain Names and
  • Global Internet Governance.

The African Union noted that less than 20% of Africans are online and that the majority of those not connected are in the rural areas and mostly women and the poor.  The African Union remain committed to facilitating a resilient, unique, universal and interoperable Internet that is accessible to all and will strive to ensure universal and affordable Internet access for all African citizens including people with specific needs.

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 https://www.kictanet.or.ke/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Declaration-on-Internet-Governance_adopted-AU-Summit-2018.pdf