The Department of Communications, South Africa, With the Endorsement of the Southern African Development Community Will Host the Inaugural Southern African Internet Governance Forum

The SAIGF is jointly convened by the NEPAD Agency, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Southern Africa NGO Network (SANGONeT).

The key outcomes of the forum will be the establishment of a framework for the Southern African Internet Governance Forum
 (SAIGF) and the articulation of a regional position for the Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place from 27-30 September 2011 in Nairobi.

The objectives of this forum would be to contribute to the establishment of a coordinated, structured and coherent framework for dealing with Internet governance issues in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Moreover, the forum intends to increase awareness of Internet governance issues in Southern Africa, to facilitate the participation of a broad range of SADC stakeholders ahead of the IGF in Nairobi, Kenya, and, lastly to build capacity of SADC stakeholders and to create a systematic, national, regional and global Internet governance policy dialogue process within the SADC region.

This high level forum will also attract delegates and speakers from other regions such as West and East Africa.

Event Details:

Venue: The Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

Date: 1-3 September 2011

Time:  08h00

For media queries contact:

Busiswa Mlandu
Department of Communications
Mobile: 072 070 6896
E-mail: busiswa@doc.gov.za

For more information about the SAIGF, refer to www.ngopulse.org/saigf.

To view other NGO press releases, refer to www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/pressreleases.

Date published: 
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011
Organisation: 
Department of Communications

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