AfTLD Participate in African IGF Meetings
Cairo, Egypt ( 19-22 Sep 2006)

AfTLD participated in the African Internet Governance Fourm "IFG" Preparatory meetings "The Road to Athens" held in Cairo from 18-22th September 2006.

The meeting discussed a number of issues and aspects related to Internet governance, technical, political, social and economic. The meeting reaffirmed African position on IG, which is that the Internet has evolved into a global facility available to the public and its governance should constitute a core issue of the Information Society agenda. The international management of the Internet should be multilateral, transparent and democratic, with the full involvement of governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations. It should ensure an equitable distribution of resources, facilitate access for all and ensure a stable and secure functioning of the Internet, taking into account multilingualism.

The meeting discussed issues related to IG in 4 themes, Access, Diversity, Openness and Security.
Eng.Mohamed EL Bashir, AfTLD vice President for Communication and Outreach and Mr.Vika Mpisane, AfTLD Treasurer derived to the meeting presentations about AfTLD, IDNs and DNSSec .

The meeting final communiqué have recognized AfTLD as the Pan African Organization to work in promoting the use of African ccTLDs and establishes a mechanism for capacity building for African countries Top Level Domains .

 

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