AFRINIC has been a proud sponsor of AfPIF since 2012. In addition to sponsoring AfPIF, AFRINIC regularly contributes to the forum programme by sending staff to the event to present on topics such as Internet number resource management and traffic flow measurement. "Participation in these meetings gives AFRINIC staff better insight into how IXPs in Africa operate and how they sustain their activities," says AFRINIC CEO, Alan Barrett. "By participating in discussions on peering with the African IXP Association (AF-IX) members, they can learn about the additional services that IXPs also offer. AfPIF meetings also provide AFRINIC representatives with the opportunity to meet the IXP staff and talk about the key issues and challenges around Internet number resources that directly affect the IXP."