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New regional community to address key interconnection opportunities and challenges in Africa
[Nairobi, Kenya, 15 June 2010] – The Internet Society (ISOC), today announced the launch of the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), established to help address the operational, regulatory, and business challenges facing the growing African Internet industry.
Organized by the Internet Society, in partnership with […]


June 15th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

Chapter update: Nigeria

Contributed by Giandomenico Massari:

The ISOC Nigeria Chapter, in partnership with The Nigerian Society of Engineers and NEPAD Rivers State, organized an “ICTForALL” awareness seminar in Holy Rosary Secondary School, Port Harcourt on 5 May, 2010. The forum is also preparing to carry out another “ICTForAll” awareness seminar in Baptist High School, Port Harcourt on Tuesday […]


June 10th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , | No Comments

Chapter update: Nigeria

Contributed by Giandomenico Massari
The ISOC Nigeria Chapter is continuing to implement the Earth Box/Growing Connection concept in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NEPAD, and Rivers State government team.  Discussions are ongoing with intending sponsors and stakeholders to help drive the project in the various locations chosen for the pilot project. A […]


April 26th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , | No Comments

Chapter update: Liberia

Contributed by Charles Gaye
The Liberia Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-Liberia) is planning the following activities in June:

Collaborate with AfriNIC to conduct LIR+IPV6 training in Liberia, 24-25 June.
Venue: Stella Maris Polytechnic, Monrovia, Liberia
Collaborate with AfNOG to conduct training in Unix System Administration track 0, 14-18 June.
Venue: Stella Maris Polytechnic, Monrovia, Liberia

We shall also be conducting […]


April 22nd, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , , | No Comments

ghNOG and ISOC Ghana Successfully organize Second E0 Localization Workshop and Meeting

Contributed by Vera Doku
The Ghana Network Operators’ Group (ghNOG) and the Internet Society, Ghana Chapter have successfully organized the second ghNOG workshop and meeting dubbed ghNOG-2.
The four-day workshop on UNIX Systems Administration was a result of the Internet Society and AfNOG’s localization initiative of the track to the country level to help develop local capacity. […]


April 12th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

Chapter update: Nigeria

Contributed by Giandomenico Massari
A Internet Society Nigeria Chapter, Nigerian Society of Engineers, NEPAD, and Rivers State government team traveled to South Africa in February 2010 for the implementation of an ICT and Agriculture project. Recently, this team also held several meetings on how to implement the ICT/Earth Box/Growing Connection concept in the southern part of […]


March 25th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , | No Comments

Chapter update: Ghana

ISOC Ghana Chapter and ghNOG organize ghNOG-2 Unix systems administration workshop and public meeting
Contributed by: Vera Doku
The Ghana Network Operators’ Group (ghNOG), in collaboration with the Internet Society Ghana Chapter (ISOC Ghana) and the Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) held the ghNOG-2 Unix Systems Administration Workshop from 15-19 March, at the GTUC in Accra, Ghana. […]


March 18th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , , | No Comments

ISOC grant funds solar rural Internet kiosk in Kenya

[Ukunda, Kenya, February 27, 2010] For the first time, a Rural Internet Kiosk (RIK) has been installed for rural youth empowerment in Africa. Voices of Africa for Sustainable Development (VOA4SD) is building the capacity of local youth to empower themselves through the Internet and social enterprise. The community based organization, Voices of Diani will own […]


March 4th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , | No Comments

Chapter update: Nigeria

Report on recent trip to South Africa
Contributed by Giandomenico Massari
The Internet Society Nigeria Chapter, The Nigerian Society of Engineers Port Harcourt Branch, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Rivers State and the Rivers State Government, Nigeria have been in  partnership in a programme tagged “ICT4ALL”. In this programme they are evangelizing ICT to make […]


February 24th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter, Uncategorized | Tags: , , | No Comments

How ICTs Are Changing the Way We Live

The eLearning Africa 2010 Photo Competition
Communicating with friends all over the world, putting business ideas into practice via the Internet, learning any time and any place – Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) have permanently changed life all over the planet.
To help illustrate what this means for Africans, eLearning Africa 2010 has launched a photo competition […]


February 24th, 2010 by | Posted in ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , | No Comments