Virtual Peering Series, AfricaWhen: 1 September – 1 December
What: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the critical need to keep conversations alive about developing interconnection, peering and Internet growth across the different regions of Africa. In partnership with Af-IX, ISOC will be hosting this set of events designed to encourage collaboration and learning around peering and interconnection. The webinar series will advance thoughts on the challenges and best practices of building a thriving Internet ecosystem and we and would love for you to join us. The dates and topics for each of the webinars are as follows:
- Effects of COVID-19 on the African Internet – 1 September
- Impact of cable cuts in Africa – 6 October
- IXP’s traffic behavior during the pandemic – 3 November
- Peering session – TBC – 1 December 2020
How: Further information about the events, the time of each session, along with registration details, will be available shortly. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To find out more, contact Sally Harvey at [email protected]
The Digital Divide: Bridging the Connectivity Gap Panel at East AfricaCom 2020When: Tuesday, 15 September, 9 – 9:40 AM UTC
What: Despite the growth in the number of East Africans with internet access in recent years, ~250 million people in the region remain unconnected to the internet. If people aren’t connected, they can’t benefit from technological progress. This panel examines the gap and explores solutions for getting East Africa connected. Our Regional Vice President for Africa, Dr Dawit Bekele will be speaking in the panel.
How: Register for AfricaCom here. IndigenousConnectivity Summit When: 5 – 9 October
What: Indigenous Connectivity Summits focus on supporting solutions for connecting Indigenous communities in North America to the Internet. They are community-led events intended as a forum for sharing success stories of Indigenous community networks in Canada, the United States, and around the globe. Originally planned to take place in Winnipeg, Canada, the Indigenous Connectivity Summit will take place virtually.How: For more information about becoming about sponsorship opportunities for the Indigenous Connectivity Summit, please contact Katie Watson-Jordan at [email protected].