Here is the latest on the upcoming Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2019 (#FIFAfrica19)
Ethiopia Ministry of Innovation and Technology to Co-host the 2019 Edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica)
The annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) will this year be hosted by the Collaboration on Internet Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) alongside the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The partnership is part of the Ministry’s digital transformation efforts, and aims to engage stakeholders on strategies for harnessing the benefits of new technologies. FIFAfrica will provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, skills and policy agendas that can have an impact on digital rights and internet governance among key actors including policy makers, regulators, human rights defenders, law enforcement representatives, and the media in Ethiopia and Africa as a whole. More> Travel Support Applications
We received 974 applications from individuals located primarily in Africa as well as individuals from further afield including Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Italy, Jordan, Pakistan, Nepal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam and Yemen. A total of 65 countries were represented in the travel support applications.
110 individuals have been shortlisted, many of whom have been directly notified. Please note that if you have not received direct communication from us about your travel support application, then consider it unsuccessful.
No need for travel support? Be sure to register to help us plan better. Draft Agenda
We look forward to deep insights, learning and practical experiences at the upcoming Forum. As such, we are working on tailoring the agenda to accommodate as much as possible including content from some of the successful session proposals and our partners. Please note that while the forum runs over four days, the first two days are dedicated towards smaller meetings which are by invitation only.
You can find the draft agenda here. Travel Advisory
We look forward to a wholesome and insightful event in Addis Ababa. For both self-sponsoring participants and those being supported by CIPESA, to ensure travel planning please have a look at the travel logistics and planning page.
Code of Conduct
Interactions at FIFAfrica include many different opinions and experiences hence it is essential to uphold respect and ensure comfortable participation for all attendees, staff and support personnel. Attendees of the Forum must follow the Code of conduct which covers the main Forum events and all Forum-related social events such as parties, gatherings at restaurants, bars and hotels. It also covers the conduct of participants on online platforms during the Forum. The Code of conduct is aimed at building a community that is free from intimidation, discrimination, or hostility by upholding dignity, decency, and respect among participants.