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AFRINIC-25 took place in Flic-en-Flac Mauritius, from 25 - 30 November, 2016. Around 240 people from 47 countries took part in training sessions, workshops, tutorials, policy development discussions, plenary sessions, elections and networking events. The meeting was organised by AFRINIC. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, partners and donors, and the attendees. We look forward to seeing you all in Nairobi, Kenya, for the AIS'17 and AFRINIC-26, from 21 May - 2 June 2017.

 

  • Agenda, abstracts and presentation slides

The AFRINIC-25 meeting saw several fascinating presentations on a wide variety of topics including IPv6 deployment in Africa, AFRINIC's new IPv6 certification platform, Certi::6, Mauritius' Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Framework and latency clusters in the region. The full agenda can be found here. Click on the Info section to see the presentation slides. The session recordings (28 - 30 November only) can be found here.

  • Meeting Statistics

Over 240 people attended the meeting, with more than half (51%) of attendees being first time meeting attendees. 27 African nations were represented alongside 20 other economies from around the world. More detailed meeting statistics can be found here.

  • Daily Reports

Detailed Daily Recaps of each day's events were publied each day and can be found here.

  • Photos

You can see photos of the meeting here and you can view the AFRINIC-25 Storify below:

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Screen Shot 2016 11 28 at 15.15.17On 28 November 2016, during the AFRINIC-25 Meeting, AFRINIC and the Agence Tunisien d’Internet (ATI) signed an MoU to solidify their cooperation and mutual support in furthering IPv6 deployment in Tunisia and the surrounding North African region. 

 Mr. Jawher Ferjaoui, CEO ATI, and Mr. Alan Barrett, CEO AFRINIC, signed the MoU which documents the two organisations' mutual commitment to support each other in terms of IPv6 deployment awareness building, outreach, training and capacity building throughout the region.

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Vymala Thuron, AFRINIC's Head of External Relations highlights why it is important for Internet players to embrace IPv6.

AFRINIC is the regional Internet registry for Africa, and our core activity is to manage and distribute Internet numbers resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASN's) to the 57 economies in Africa. IPv4 address scarcity is a very real issue worldwide, the internet keeps growing and the demand for Internet addresses will continue to grow. Africa has the lowest number of Internet users in the world. Internet's penetration in Africa jumped from very low level in 2009, to around 16% of individuals in 2013 and over 20% in 2015. While the number of African's getting online has increased enormously over the last few years, and continues to grow, one of the biggest barriers to getting online, aside from prohibitive costs and lack of infrastructure, is the issue of network reliability and stability.

The full article is published on Circle ID.

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afrisig multistakeholder panelThe fifth African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), which AFRINIC was one of the sponsors took place in Durban, South Africa from 16 to 18 October 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Government of South Africa and the African Union Commission, bringing together Ministers from the Continent, Policy & Regulatory Heads, Civil Society, Business Community and other important stakeholders.

The AfIGF aims to be a platform for inclusive, multilateral, multi-stakeholder and multilingual discussion on issues pertinent to the Internet in Africa. The themes for this year’s AfIGF was inclusive development and the digital transformation of Africa.

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