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AFRINIC Represented at Events. January - June 2018














WACREN 2018 Opening Ceremony 

AFRINIC was represented at several events this year. 


APRICOT 2018 took place in Kathmandu Nepal from 19-28 February. AFRINIC participated at the Registration Services Coordination Group (RSCG) meeting where registration services members from the RIRs discussed on general RIR Registration services affairs such as WHOIS data accuracy and Identifier Technology Health Indicators at APRICOT 2018.

AFRINIC also presented its RIR Report and on the topic ‘’An insight into Africa’s country-level latencies at the Peering Forum’’. This study gives some insight into the impact of cross-border infrastructure and logical interconnections in Africa by comparing Internet performance measurements between different countries.

Representing Asia Pacific's largest international Internet conference, Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) draws many of the world's best Internet engineers, operators, researchers, service providers, users and policy communities from over 50 countries to teach, present, and do their own human networking.


AFRINIC participated at the ASO-AC and the NRO face-to-face Meetings at ICANN 61 in San Juan, Pueto Rico from 10 -15 March.

ICANN meetings are held three times each year in different regions of the globe to enable attendees from around the world to participate in person. One meeting each year is also the organization's annual general meeting, during which new Board members take their seats.


WACREN 2018 took place in Togo, Lomé. AFRINIC’s participation was an opportunity to address how WACREN members can request for IP addresses, talk about IPv4 exhaustion and the fees schedule for the Academic and Research institutions members of Association of African Universities (AAU). AFRINIC highlighted these issues during a presentation.

WACREN organised its 4th Annual Conference on 15-16 March 2018. The conference was organized in a special context: the rollout of the WACREN network, with the promise of changing dramatically the IT landscape in higher education and research in the region. The theme of the conference was: "WACREN – Unleashing Potentials.

Global Peering Forum 13

This year the forum was held in Seattle in the USA from 10 -13 April.  AFRINIC presented a study on ‘’An insight into Africa’s country-level latencies’’ at Global Peering Forum 13.

The Global Peering Forum (GPF) is a yearly networking event that promotes interconnection among networks, content, cloud, and digital media organizations and related entities.


The IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications was held in Honolulu, Hawaii from 15-19 April 2018. AFRINIC presented a study on ‘’An insight into Africa’s country-level latencies’’ where the paper won the ‘’Best in-session presentation Award’’.

IEEE INFOCOM is a top ranked conference on networking in the research community. It is a major conference venue for researchers to present and exchange significant and innovative contributions and ideas in the field of networking and closely related areas. IEEE INFOCOM covers both theoretical and systems research. For INFOCOM 2018, the conference includes a main technical program, a number of workshops, a keynote speech, panels, a student poster session, and demo/poster sessions.


AFRINIC presented its RIR report at ARIN 41 held in Miami, USA from 15 – 19 April.

ARIN holds biannual Public Policy and Members Meetings in the second and fourth quarters in various locations throughout the ARIN region. ARIN meetings provide an opportunity for the entire Internet community to engage in policy discussions, network with colleagues, and attend workshops and tutorials.


AFRINIC addressed the topic of Internet Number Resource Management as a strategic tool for digital growth in Africa at the Salon Osiane 2018 in Congo-Brazzaville from 16-20 April. AFRINIC also had a membership booth where delegates learnt more about AFRINIC activities. AFRINIC also met with its membership onsite and engaged prospective members to understand the various services offered by AFRINIC.

East Africa Com 2018

AFRINIC interacted with its members and engaged with prospective members in Kenya at East Africa Com 2018 held on 15 and 16 May.

East Africa Com is the premier strategic event for telecoms, media, broadcasting, and technology leaders in Africa.


RIPE 76 took place in Marseille, France from 14-18 May, 2018.

AFRINIC met with other RIR peers to discuss the setting up of a Customer Services Working Group as a platform for exchange of information and experiences for the Customer Services of the RIRs.

A RIPE Meeting is a five-day event where Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network operators and other interested parties gather to discuss issues of interest to the Internet community.

Africa DNS Forum

The sixth edition of the African DNS Forum took place on 3-5 July in Benin, Cotonou and preceded the celebration of 20 years of Internet Governance in Africa.

AFRINIC participated in a panel discussion on the evolution of Internet Governance in Africa during the celebration of 20 years of Internet Governance in Africa, in Benin Cotonou. The anniversary was marked by a day-long event themed “An Efficient Governance of Internet in the Service of Africa Development.

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