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Statement from the I* Leaders Coordination Meeting

 

Statement from the I* Leaders Coordination Meeting, Santa Monica, 14 February 2014

 

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as “I* leaders”) met last week in Santa Monica, California, USA. During the 2-day meeting, they discussed activities underway and exchanged views and updates on a range of topics including:

 

IETF and W3C efforts to improve overall Internet privacy and security.
• Globalization of the IANA functions.
• The 1net initiative, website and new collaboration forum.
• The “Netmundial” – Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance.
ICANN strategy panels and globalisation efforts.
• Preparations for the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference .
• Web 25th anniversary and W3C 20th anniversary planning.

AFRINIC-20 to be held from 4 to 6 June during AIS 2014

 

AFRINIC- 20, our 20th Public Policy Meeting will be held from 4 – 6 June 2014 in Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti, during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2014.

The AIS takes place from the 25 May to 6 June 2014 and this year’s theme is Beyond Connection: Internetworking for African Development. The summit provides a platform for participants to share and spread Internet-related knowledge pertinent to the African region and where key development issues faced by Africa can be discussed.

Find out more about the AIS at: http://internetsummitafrica.org/

The AFRINIC-20 Meeting consists of various technical training workshops and a dedicated day for Internet Operators in the African region: the Africa Operators’ Day (AfOPs). Operators provide insights on the various challenges and opportunities, and share relevant experiences on ICT technical and business related issues. AfOPs is followed by two days of plenaries where the African ICT community will come together to discuss Internet policy issues and Internet number resource management in the African region. In addition, internationally renowned speakers deliver presentations on relevant technical and Internet governance issues. The meeting also gives AFRINIC an opportunity to meet with its members and the community as well as to present updates about its activities and operations.

   

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