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AFRINIC CEO Welcomes Launch of Madagascar IXP

17 March 2016: AFRINIC CEO Alan Barrett today welcomes the launch of a new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Madagascar.

Mr. Barrett is attending Network Information Center Madagascar's (NIC-MG) "Journée de l'lnternet" ('Day of the Internet') to celebrate the launch of the IXP. The IXP, located in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo, has been supported by the Internet Society and the African Union's AXIS project.

"This is another step forward for the African Internet," said Mr. Barrett. "The increase in the number of IXPs throughout our region is imperative to support an open, stable, and resilient Internet in Africa. Not only do IXPs help to decrease latency by keeping Africa's Internet traffic local to the region, they also help to reduce connectivity costs, which opens up access to many more people. This in turn helps to improve local content offerings and boosts both existing and new businesses, contributing to economic growth.”

AFRINIC also plays a leading role in capacity building and provides education, training to promote IPv6 deployment and support for infrastructure development throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean. A large part of these capacity building efforts involves collaborating with organisations - including the Internet Society, the African Union and local network operators - to support the set-up and deployment of IXPs throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Find out more about our Capacity Building activities.

Registration now Open for AFRINIC INRM & IPv6 Training Course in Nairobi - Kenya

16 March 2016 - We would like to inform you that registration is now open for the upcoming AFRINIC  INRM & IPv6 Training Course which will take place in Nairobi - Kenya  as follows:


Date:19 - 22 April 2016

Venue: Will be communicated to selected participants.

Fees: Free of charge with priority given to participants from AFRINIC members


Registration: click here 

Closing Date: 01 April 2016

This workshop is being hosted by iHub & WEB for ALL


Internet Number Resources Management Fundamentals - 1 Day

Course Deliverables

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the issues surrounding IPv4 depletion and the risks they pose for the continued evolution of the Internet.
  • Make a good case for why NAT is bad and not a sustainable solution to the problem of IPv4 depletion.
  • Plan their IP addressing needs and apply for the resources from AFRINIC.
  • Describe the policy development process, its importance and how to take part it it.
  • Describe the structure of the Whois database and its importance.
  • Identify the key objects of the Whois database and their attributes.
  • Create and manipulate objects in the Whois database.
  • Effect Whois database changes for allocations to customers.
  • Test their new IP address allocations

Details of our INRM modules are available here 


Understanding and Deploying IPv6: 3 Days

Course Deliverables

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Design an IPv6 address scheme for their organisations.
  • Configure IPv6 on Windows/Mac and Linux desktop operating systems.
  • Build a routed IPv6 network using both static routing and OSPFv3.
  • Configure tunnelling techniques to allow v6-capable sites talk to other v6 sites across a v4-only network.
  • Brainstorm solutions to issues holding back IPv6 in their organisations.

Details of our IPv6 modules are available here


Target Audience:

Network engineers and systems administrators who understand how to design and build IPv4 networks. Participants must already understand topics like:

  • The OSI model and the various protocols that operate at each layer.
  • IPv4 addressing and subnetting.
  • Intra-domain routing and OSPF.
  • Fundamentals of Inter-domain routing with BGP
  • Basic network services like DHCP and DNS.
  • How to use the command line interfaces of key routing platforms (e.g Cisco IOS)


Fees and Charges:

Participation in this training workshop is FREE of charge for selected participants. Priority will always be given to participants who are AFRINIC members.

Tea and lunch will be served during the days of the workshop. Note that AFRINIC will not bear any transportation and/or accommodation costs for the participants.


Seats and Registration:

Selected candidates will be contacted directly with the further information and must confirm their attendance within 48 hours or else forfeit their seats.

Please visit our training website ( for more information about our training program and follow us on Twitter (@AFRINICTraining) to keep up to date.



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