ICANN and CA to host Capacity Building Workshop for Africa members

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The Africa’s network reliability and stability is depleting as the content is still on the older IPv4 addresses while the world is fast embracing the new Internet protocol, the IPv6.

The slow adaption may be attributed to outdated infrastructure used by Internet and networks service providers (ISP’s) in African countries.

With businesses and governments increasingly depending on Internet, Africa is positioning itself to address the challenges associated with capacity and skills needed to fully harness opportunities presented by the Internet.

It is against this background that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) are hosting a capacity building workshop for African members who also sit in ICANN’s Africa Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC).

The workshop, themed “Harnessing the Potential of the Africa GAC Members for better Participation in ICANN” aim at raising awareness and assist in building capacity of the African GAC representatives and governments on how best to effectively participate and contribute to policy making at ICANN.

The official opening of GAC members’ workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday 23rd January 2017  at Villa Rosa Kempinski.

The event will be graced with ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, Nigeria’s Minister for Communications Barr. Adebayo Shittu, ICANN’s Senior Advisor to the President and Senior Vice President, Government and IGOs Engagement Tarek Kamel Communications Authority of Kenya Director General Mr. Francis Wangusi and other senior ICANN officials and Kenyan ICT industry.

 

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Melissa Daniels
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