Mobile Internet - Opportunities and Threats

Report
Internet Society (ISOC)
African Regional Bureau Update
Dawit Bekele, Manager, African Regional Bureau
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Overview
• ISOC
– Mission
– Organization and activities
– Latest news
• ISOC in Africa
– Past activities
– Membership & Chapters
– African Regional Bureau
• Coming activities & Initiatives
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ISOC’s Mission
"To assure the open development, evolution and use of the
Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world."
« Assurer le développement ouvert, l’évolution et l’utilisation de
l’Internet au bénéfice de tous a travers le monde »
Building an active global community of knowledgeable members &
chapters
« Construire une communauté de savoir formée de membre et de
chapitre globale et active »
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Organization and activities
• Founded in 1992 by Internet Pioneers
• International, not-for-profit, membership org.
– 80+ organization members
– 24,000+ individual members
– 77+ chapters, 10+ chapters forming
• Activities in
– Standards
– Education
– Policy
• Funded by
– Organization members
– .org registry incomes
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Support for Regional Operators Fora
• Fellowship for workshop participants
• Provide speakers and material
• Sponsor events
– IPV6Forum
– AfNOG & AfriNIC
– SANOG
– WALC
– PACNOG
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Global Membership
Western
Europe
24%
Africa
8%
Asia
17%
Caribbean
0.3%
CEE & Russia
5%
South America
4%
Pacific
4%
Latin America
2%
Middle East
4%
North America
32%
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ISOC Chapters
• Voluntary local/regional entities embracing ISOC
Mission and Goals
• Serve interests of local community
– organize activities/events/education locally
– provide services in local language
– amplify ISOC efforts locally/regionally
• Provide local perspective back to ISOC
– important component in ISOC Strategic Operating Plan
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Latest news
• ISOC is changing
– It is becoming larger, more present and active
– It has doubled the size of its staff
– It has decided on opening regional bureaus
– It’s budget will increase every year
– It will be initiating multi-year strategic initiative
projects
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ISOC in Africa
• ISOC was active in Africa since its early days
– 1993 to 2001, through the annual Internet Society
(ISOC) Network Training Workshop for Countries
in the Early Stages of Internetworking
– Supporting trainings and workshops organized by
Afnog, Aftld, Afrinic during the last 8 years
– Supporting participation of Africans in IETF
– Promoting ISOC chapters in Africa
– Supporting projects initiated by chapters
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ISOC Chapters in Africa
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Benin
Cameroon
Egypt
Ghana
Mali
Mauritius
Morocco
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
South Africa
Tunisia
Uganda
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Regional Bureaus
• Pilot Project
– ISOC presence in the region
– To work closely with chapters
– Across all ISOC pillars and activities
• First bureau in Africa since September 2006
• Next region: Caribbean and Latin America
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African Regional Bureau Plans
• We have been evaluating ISOC’s activities in
Africa
• We will shortly have concrete plans for our
activities in the area of
– Support for chapters
– Education
– Policy
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African Regional Bureau Plans …
• Some probable future activities
– Strengthen chapters
• Inform chapters of existing opportunities
• Help the chapters in using those opportunities
• Find new ideas to make the chapters more relevant to their members
– Support the establishment of new chapters
– Strengthen education activities
– Initiate education activities with Universities
– Participate in African IGF activities
– Participate in Multilingualism activities in Africa
– Plan and implement activities in the area of access and security
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Other Resources
• http://www.isoc.org
• http://www.isoc.org/africa or
http://www.isocafrica.org (to be released soon)
• http://ietfjournal.isoc.org
• http://ws.edu.isoc.org/
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Comments & questions
Dawit Bekele
ISOC, African Regional Bureau Manager
[email protected]
+251 911 22 13 33
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