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African Civil Society Conversation on Internet Governance

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Where Discussion is on a mailing list. You can participate in English or French. We will post weekly summaries of the discussion in English and French.

When The discussion space will be open from 11 September to 31 December 2012.

How Go to: and subscribe to the list.


This purpose of this site and the linked mailing list is to serve as a platform that will help garner African civil society's views and contributions to ICT policy and internet governance issues and processes, with a special focus on the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) and the proposed review of the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) that will take place in December 2012. This process is being facilitated by the Association for Progressive Communications.


The goal of this undertaking is to build awareness, understanding and engagement among African civil society organisations around the WCIT, the proposed revisions to the ITRs and the 'state' of internet governance from more broadly. It is hoped that this platform will facilitate and further African civil society's engagement with internet governance processes at national, regional and global levels while enabling them to contribute to shaping the future development of the internet and telecommunications.


Develop specific objectives for improvements of internet governance from an African perspective and to promote African access to and participation in the development of the internet.

Background materials and resources

Please send proposals for materials to mawaki [at]

Below are links to documents and resources that are intended to inform African CS constituents as well as all participants in this discussion about the contexts and the issues related to internet governance and the review process of the international telecommunication regulations.

  • Senegal IGF 2012 Rapport du Forum National Sénégalais sur la Gouvernance de l'Internet / Report of Senegal national internet governance forum
  • WCIT Proposals to Watch Excerpt of proposed language and provisions for the revision of the ITRs, compiled by

Activities linked to this discussion

About the Association for Progressive Communications

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), established in 1990, is an international network of civil society organisations dedicated to empowering and supporting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights, improved governance, development and environmental sustainability, through the strategic use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs).