AIS'22 | Daily Recap (2022/05/30) | AFNOG 22 Day
AIS’22 Opening Ceremony and Af* Day
The second day of the AIS’22 as goes the tradition was dedicated to organisational updates from AF* organisations and enhancing collaboration and cooperation among AF* organisations for a better engagement in the AF* community.
The sessions also discussed the best way forward towards coping with the evolution of the African Internet Ecosystem and bringing along all the potential for a better engagement in the Af* Community.
Prominent figures of the Internet in Africa included Dr Nii Quaynor, Pierre Ouadraego, Alain Aina, Adiel Akplogan, Pierre Dandjinou, Andile Ngcaba as well as representatives of AF*.
The slides are available at: https://2022.internetsummit.africa/programme/agenda
Go to our youtube channel to see the videos of the Day 2 sessions at: https://www.youtube.com/c/AFRINIC
Interview of the Day
We met with Nancy Dotse from AfNOG who gave us her perspective of the AF* Day and her own organisation AfNOG.
African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) is a forum for technical coordination and cooperation among African Internet Service Providers and network engineers from the region’s Universities, Research institutions, and industry.
Our Mission is to share the experience of technical challenges in setting up, building and running IP networks on the African Continent and the aim is to build a community of engineers to help each other operate Internet Infrastructure in Africa, and on the global, Internet as well as promote the discussion of issues relating to the implementation of new networks that require community cooperation.
Nancy concluded by sharing a powerful message to the community ‘’Our Founding Fathers have been fighting for Africa's space in the Internet Ecosystem since 1995 to "strike against Tecno-colonialism" Despite modest successes, the Digital Divide still remain. This is therefore a clarion call for the Africa Technical Community to engage more, have a fruitful conversation on how to improve the system and build a healthier and stronger Internet Ecosystem for the Africa Internet community. This is the only way to bridge the digital divide.
Pictures of the Day are on the AFRINIC flicker: https://www.flickr.com/photos/afrinic/