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24180827963 00779759b3 mThose who attended the final day of the African Internet Summit 2016 (AIS’16), which took place back in June in Gaborone, Botswana, were treated to a personal and informative history lesson on the establishment of the Internet in Africa.

Delivered by five of the Internet’s forefathers – George Sadowsky, Alan BarrettAlan Greenberg, Dr Nii Quaynor and Pierre Dandjinou – the session allowed panellists to share their experiences and what they believed were key events that led to us where we are today and where we are going in the future.

Screen Shot 2016 09 22 at 4.34.45 PMAFRINIC's IPV6 and INRM Training Team wrapped up a four-day training session held in N'Djamena, Chad.

Forty-two people attended the training.

Running from 13 - 16 September 2016, the training sessions were conducted at the Universite Virtuelle - N'Djamena Chad

We wish to extend our appreciation to ADETIC, SOTEL for hosting this event.

AFRINIC's training programme aims to help network engineers in Africa plan and manage Internet Number resources and IPv6 networks.

Read more on AFRINIC Trainings.

You can see more of the event from the storify below.

UntitledThe African Regional At-Large Organization (AFRALO) is one of the five RALOs that make up the At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) constituency within ICANN. It provides news, resources, and information for individuals and end-user groups in the African region so that they can actively participate in the different activities of ICANN, particularly in the process of policy development to make the African voice heard.

An extensive number of ALSes have joined our organization in recent years and the number of ALSes in AFRALO is today no less than 42 At-Large Structures representing 32 countries from the African region. These ALSes are either NGOs or ISOC Chapters or associations representing local users of the Internet and ICT in general. These organizations are usually involved in training young people in deprived areas, promotion of open source software, development of culture, health, environment, and in general Human development in the continent"