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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Chad - 15 to 18 July 2014

 AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa in conjunction with ISOC Chad and Partners has just concluded a four (04) day IPv6 and Internet Number Resources Management training course in N' Djamena. Running from the 15 to 18 July 2014, the event was held at the CNAR - Centre National d'Appui à la Recherche Scientifique and led by Brice Abba of AFRINIC Training Team. 

This event falls under AFRINIC's training program which aims to help network engineers in AFRICA better plan and manage Internet Number resources and IPv6 networks.

The course was attended by 47 participants from the Telecommunications Sector, Internet service organisations and Universities of Chad. 

The workshop was launched by M. Mahamat Borhou Hassan, Director General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and M. Kouka Jean Roger from the CNAR.

We wish to extend our appreciation to ISOC Chad for hosting this workshop and making it a success.

AFRINIC CEO representing the NRO in London at the first gathering of the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

17 July 2014 – On 14 March 2014, the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the intention to transition the oversight of key Internet functions, including the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to the global Internet multi-stakeholder community.


The NTIA has asked ICANN to convene all stakeholders to develop a proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the coordination of the Internet’s domain name and number system. The Coordination Group is comprised of individuals nominated by each represented community. These 27 individuals represent the 13 communities of all stakeholders. Adiel Akplogan, CEO AFRINIC, and Paul Wilson, DG of APNIC, were selected by the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to represent the collective interests of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

 

Community Participation

As one of IANA's key stakeholders, it is crucial that the AFRINIC community discusses and formulates effective input for submission into the oversight transition proposal in order to ensure that Africa and the Indian Ocean region's unique needs are taken into consideration. AFRINIC will work with its Members, the African community, governments and other industry stakeholders throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean to facilitate discussion and formulate effective input into the oversight transition proposal to ensure that the region’s unique needs are taken into consideration. Discussion held at local and regional level will be fed into global consultations.

 

More information about the IANA Oversight Transition can be found www.afrinic.net on our dedicated page. Find out more on how you can have your say and stay up to date with the latest developments. AFRINIC encourages everyone to subscribe to its IANA Oversight mailing list and participate in the discussions: https://lists.afrinic.net/mailman/listinfo.cgi/ianaoversight.

   

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