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As part of the memorandum of understanding that exists between AFRINIC and Research ICT Africa (RIA), AFRINIC Research and Innovation department will participate in a research project under the Regional Academic Network on IT Policy (RANITP), which is being led by UCT Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (UCT GSDPP) and Research ICT Africa (RIA).  The project aims at promoting high level multidisciplinary research on ICT policy across the African continent, and the current phase is focussed on providing the necessary evidence to inform policy processes on the implementation of cloud computing services in the public sector. For this purpose, I attended a full day workshop in Nairobi Kenya, on 31 May 2017 to participate in the research design process.  The other institutions also involved in the project include Lagos Business School, University of Nairobi, University of Zambia, and University of Ghana Business School.

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Josiah 15.03.33The Research and Innovation team at AFRINIC, in conjunction with the Research ICT Africa ran its first workshop on Africa Internet Measurements on 30 May during the Africa Internet Summit 2017 (AIS’17) held in Nairobi. The workshop engaged in discussions around mechanisms and challenges in measuring Africa’s Internet drawing seventy (70) participants including network operators, regulators, civil society, researchers and NRENs. We had several presentations from Internet researchers from around the world focussing on Africa's Internet ecosystem.

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AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Nigeria.

Forty-seven engineers attended the workshop, which was held at the Henry Fajemirokun Hall (Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

We'd like to extend our appreciation to Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) for hosting this event.

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May17We provide here a quick overview of our activities and news in May 2017.

Monthly Statistics

New members in May: 59
Total members to date: 1500
IPv4 address space allocated in May: 892,672
Total IPv4 allocated in 2017: 5,454,592
IPv6 address space prefixes allocated in May: 7 IPv6 prefixes
ASNs assigned in May: 13

Total ASNs in 2017: 61

News and Activities

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