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ImageAFRINIC’s training team was again front and center at the African Internet Summit’s workshop week, delivering a number of technical workshops, including on IPv6.

AFRINIC’s IPv6 Training courses are IPv6 Forum Certified (Gold) and aim to equip network engineers and operators with knowledge about IPv6 deployment and transition techniques including how to: conduct an IPv6 infrastructure audit, create an address plan, acquire IPv6 prefixes, configure routing, and choosing transition

To understand the motivation for attendees to participate in this workshop and where their organisations are at in terms deploying IPv6, we chatted with four attending engineers from host country Botswana as well Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The Africa Internet Summit 2016 (AIS'16) took place in Gaborone, Botswana, from 29 May - 10 June 2016. Over 365 people took part in training sessions, workshops, tutorials, parallel meetings, policy development discussions, plenary sessions, elections and networking events. The meeting was organised by AfNOG and AFRINIC and generously hosted by BOCRA. The organisers would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the AIS'16 sponsors, partners and donors and the attendees, whose continued dedication and support ensure that the AIS remains one of the region's leading ICT events. We look forward to seeing you all in Nairobi, Kenya, for the AIS'17, from 21 May - 2 June 2017. 

The AIS'16 agenda can be found here. Click on the Info section to see the presentation slides.

Meeting statistics can be found here.

Detailed Daily Recaps of each day's events can be found here.

Session recordings (6 - 10 June only) can be found here.


Thanks to everyone who attended the 4th African Internet Summit / AFRINIC 24 in Gabarone, Botswana. 

Overall, we had 366 attendees from 53 countries at the meeting, with many others joining us remotely – full statistics here.

Thanks again to our hosts, the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority, and all the sponsors who helped make this event happen – we appreciate your support.

The Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE Africa) Programme will host a Business development and marketing training from the 7th to 9th of June 2016 at the Africa Internet Summit 2016 (AIS'16) in Gaborone, Botswana.

Every year AFRINIC organises two public policy meetings. The AFRINIC Public Policy Meetings attracts industry professionals in a very open and cooperative environment. They provide a unique opportunity for all Internet-related organisations to dialogue on the Internet policies governing our region, through policy development and discussions, sharing of technical knowhow, tutorials and training.

In 2013, the Shona E-Reader project, now known as MyNatiV, received a FIRE Africa Grant for its innovative text-to-Speech (TTS) E-learning application implemented on a low cost Android tablet to enable children in rural Zimbabwe to learn to read using their own languages. Since then, the project has gone from strength to strength and, in May 2016, the project was awarded a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Champions Certificate for its efforts in advancing education in rural areas. Here, in part two of a three part series, project leader Ian Mutamiri writes about the issue of awareness.

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