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I recently participated on a session on “Building research capacity in internet measurements, cyber policy and digital rights” at the #FIFAfrica 2017 conference on Internet Freedom. My role was to give a technical perspective on Internet measurements for cyber policy development from a Regional Internet Registry’s (RIR) point of view. The other panelists were Eric Frenkil from BudgIT Nigeria, Allison Gilwald, Research ICT Africa and James Marchant, Small Media. Internet measurements are often sought to be a strictly technical subject and there are very few references in literature where Internet measurements have actually helped to formulate internet policies per se. The aim of this panel was to bring together network specialists and Internet policy researchers to identify the gaps in research capacity in the area of digital rights and cyber policy.

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Niger.

Forty-three engineers attended the workshop, which was held at the Agence Nationale pour la Société de l'Information in Niger.

We'd like to extend our appreciation to Agence Nationale pour la Société de l’Information for hosting this event.

September News RoundupWe provide here a quick overview of our activities and news in September 2017.

Monthly Statistics

New members in September: 12


Total members in 2017: 115

IPv4 address space allocated in September: 318,464 /32s

Total IPv4 allocated in 2017: 6,6,960,896 /32s

IPv4 address space available: As at 30/09/2017, 0.79 /8  (13,2 M/32s)


IPv6 address space prefixes allocated in September: 10

IPv6 address space allocated in 2017: 88 /32s

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Nigeria.

Twenty participants attended the workshop, which was held at the Blaze University.

We'd like to extend our appreciation to Nigeria ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions for hosting this event.

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