Fwd: Africa Internet Summit (AIS) : Workshop & Meetings 29thApril – 11thMay 2018


Africa Internet Summit (AIS) Secretariat announces AfNOG’s program at The
Africa Internet Summit scheduled to be held in Dakar, SENEGAL from 29thApril
– 11thMay 2018.

AIS is the pinnacle multi-stakeholder event combining, workshops,
conferences and networking for the internet Industry. The annual summit
attracts internationally renowned Instructors, Experts and Speakers to
share the latest innovations and Best practices in the Internet industry.
This is the place where the African Technical Institutions and Af* such as
AfrICANN, AfGWG etc meet.

Meeting the needs of the Africa Internet Community

AIS aims at meeting the ever-changing needs of the ICT Industry and
includes the core IP Engineering as well as integrating the real world use
and impact of IP Technologies. Sessions include technical and business
aspects of the Internet : ie Capacity Building, Infrastructure, Security,
Policy, Content & Names, Internet Numbers and Research.

About the Entire Event

Event Calendar include the following:

· AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training
in a week-long hands-on workshop)

· Several one /two full-day Advanced AfNOG Tutorials

· AfricaCERT Workshop & Forums

· AFRINIC Trainings

· AfREN Forum

· AfTLD – Workshop & Meeting

· ISOC Africa Sessions

· ICANN Africa Day

· AfCHix TechWomen Summit

· A one-day AfNOG Plenary Session

· A three-day AFRINIC Plenary Session.

In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be hosted in
collaboration with other organizations.

Who Attends?

A broad range of ICT Industry leaders and technical experts including
Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Network Engineers, CSIRTs Engineers and
Policy makers who wish to acquire the necessary skills in ICT, Government,
Regulators, Telecommunication companies and ICT vendors. It is a good
opportunity for networking among peers and businesses.

Why Attend?

· The AIS addresses the current and future needs of operators in
the ICT Industry

· It is focused on popular and emerging ICT Industries such as
Cyber Security, Mobile Networking among other.

· It features discussions on a wide range of issues of the Internet
including the current and newest trends in ICT.

· Industry experts will be participating in conference sessions
from thought-provoking and visionary keynote presentations to interactive
panel sessions, all addressing the most pressing topics

Local Host

The Local Hosts for the Event is Ministère des Postes et des
Télécommunications, Senegal.

Venue & Hotel

This will be announced shortly.

Time Table

Workshop & Tutorials



Unix Boot Camp

29 April 2018 (Sunday)

Networking Boot Camp

29 April 2018 (Sunday)

CERT Boot Camp

29 April 2018 (Sunday)

AfNOG Workshop

30 April – 4 May 2018 (Monday – Friday)

AfricaCERT Workshop

30 April – 4 May 2018 (Monday – Friday)

AfTLD – Workshop & Forum

30 April – 4 May 2018 (Monday – Friday)

AfCHIXTechWomen Summit

5 May 2018 (Saturday)


5 May 2018 (Saturday)

AFRINIC Trainings

5 – 7 May 2018 (Saturday – Monday)

ICANN Special Workshop

6 May 2018 (Sunday)

AfNOG Tutorials

6 – 7 May 2018 (Sunday – Monday)

ISOC Africa Sessions





Opening Session

7 May 2018 (Monday at 5 pm)

AfREN Meeting / AAF

7 May 2018 (Monday)

AfNOG-19 Conference

8 May 2018 (Tuesday)

AFRINIC-28 Conference

9 – 11 May, 2018 (Wednesday – Friday)

About AfNOG

AfNOG (Seehttp://www.afnog.org/) is a forum for cooperation and the
exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected
networks in Africa. AfNOG aims at building a community of engineers helping
each other operate Internet Infrastructure in Africa, and on the Global
Internet as well as promote the discussion of issues relating to
implementation of new networks that require community cooperation.

AfNOG has since year 2000 organized their annual Event in a different
African country each year.

*“While AfNOG fuels the rapid growth of the Internet in Africa with trained
technical capacity, our content has been determined by the needs of the
community. In so doing AfNOG’s output training capacity has multiplied in
the past decade and the community flourished”*

AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology

The AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology aims to offer advanced training to
people who are in the process of developing and enhancing an
Internet-connected network with regional and international connectivity.
The target audience includes senior and mid-level technical staff of
commercial Internet service providers (ISPs), academic networks, government
networks, or NGO networks.

This workshop builds on the experience of previous AfNOG workshops held
annually from 2000 to 2017 in eighteen different African countries, and
also the Internet Society’s INET workshops, held annually from 1993 to 2000
at eight locations around the world. The workshop’s Instructors are an
international team with many years of experience in operating large
networks and teaching about network operations.

The workshop is divided into eight parallel tracks: ( 5 English & 3 French

· SS-E – Scalable Internet Services (in English), focused on the
design and operation of email, web, and other Internet services, in ways
that can scale to handle large numbers of end users.

· SS-F – Scalable Internet Services (en francais), similar to track
SS-E, but given in French.

· SI-E – Scalable Network Infrastructure (in English), focused on
the design and operation of networks using routers and switches, in ways
that can scale to handle large numbers of interconnected sites.

· SI-F – Scalable Network Infrastructure (en francais), similar to
track SI-E, but given in French.

· NM – E, Network Monitoring & Management (English)

· NM-F, Network Monitoring & Management (en francais), similar to
track NM-E, but given in French.

· AR –E, Advanced Routing Techniques (English)

· CT- E, CERT Training (English)

Workshop application information is at :
***Workshop Deadline – December 31, 2017*


AFRINIC (Seehttp://www.afrinic.net/) is the Regional Internet Registry for
Africa headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. It is responsible for the
distribution and management of Internet number resources (IP address space
and Autonomous System Numbers) in Africa and the Indian Ocean region.
AFRINIC ensures equitable and efficient distribution of Internet number
resources to the African Internet community to support Internet governance,
technology usage and development across the continent.

Trainings and capacity building are a central part of AFRINIC’s activities
and the objective is to build competence within Africa in IPv6 adoption as
well as associated technologies required to use internet number resources
effectively. More on AFRINIC can be found at (seewww.afrinic.net).


AfricaCERT will hold a 6 day Workshop & Tutorial on CERT from 30thApril – 5
thMay 2018 in Senegal. AfricaCERT is the African forum of computer incident
response teams, and aims to propose solutions to Challenges for a better
health in the Af* Internet Ecosystem.

The objectives of AfricaCERT include, but are not restricted to :

· Assisting African countries in establishing CSIRTs;

· Strengthening the relationships amongst CSIRTs in Africa and with
other stakeholders all over the World;

· Fostering and supporting education and outreach programs in ICT

· Encouraging information sharing in ICT Security;

· Promoting good practices and experiences sharing among members to
develop a comprehensive framework for cybersecurity including better
addressing of legal and regulatory issues;

· Assisting African CSIRTS in improving Cyber readiness and
enhancing the resilience of ICT Infrastructure;

· Promoting Collaborative Technology Research, Development and
Innovation in the ICT security field.

Please visitwww.africacert.org for
further information.

AfTLD – Workshop & Meeting

Africa Top Level Domains Organization will be conducting a Workshop & Forum
during AIS. Further information will be provided shortly.


ICANN Africa will be holding sessions on ICANN Day on 5th May 2018 and
ICANN Special Workshop on 6thMay 2018


ISOC Africa will be holding sessions/tutorials on Internet Governance, etc.
Further information will be provided shortly.


AfCHIX will be holding the second AfCHIX Tech Women Summit on 5th May 2018.
Further information will be provided shortly.

AfNOG Tutorials

AfNOG will offer 1 to 2 full-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics.

Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and may include a
hands-on practical component. Tutorials are non-commercial in nature, and
most are technically oriented. They are intended to offer advanced training
on technology already deployed or soon to be deployed on networking and
related services provisioning for ISP operations.

Additional information about AfNOG 2018 Tutorials will be available here


The Africa Research and Education Networking (AfREN) will be holding a
one day meeting on 7thMay 2018.

AfREN is the annual forum on African research and education networking. As
one of the Af* organizations, the AfREN forum is part of the annual Africa
Internet Summit (AIS) and was convened since 2007 by the Research and
Education Networking Unit (RENU) of the Association of African Universities
in collaboration with AfNOG & AFRINIC.

The forum is a platform for discussions on issues of interest to the
research and education networking (REN) community such as collaboration,
advocacy and coordination of activities in Africa. Sharing of experience
and best practices as well as presentation of innovative networking
technologies are also regularly addressed at AfREN.

The sponsorship of campus network managers to attend the annual AfNOG
training workshops has also become an integral part of AfREN.

Since 2012, with the formation of regional RENs covering all the countries
of Africa, there is a traditional session on updates from the UbuntuNet
Alliance (Eastern and Southern Africa), WACREN (West and Central Africa)
and ASREN (Arab countries, including North Africa).

Typical AfREN participants include among others, campus and research and
education network practitioners, REN operators, telecom operators,
regulators, policy makers and international partners.

Additional information on AfREN 2018 will be provided shortly.

AfNOG-19 Meeting

The 19thAfNOG meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal on 8thMay 2018.

AfNOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and dissemination of
technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking
technologies and operational practices. The meetings are informal, with an
emphasis on relevance to current and future African backbone engineering
practices. The AfNOG 2017 conference in Kenya drew several delegates,
mainly consisting of network engineering staff from lnternet Service
providers, Telecommunication Companies, Government, Research and Education
community, Civil Society. Additional information and the Conference
schedule will be available here shortly:

AFRINIC-28 Public Policy Meeting

The AFRINIC-28 Public Policy meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal for
three days from 9thto 11thMay, 2018. AFRINIC Meetings are open to everyone
and provide an excellent opportunity to take part in Internet policy
discussions. These policies, which describe how Internet Number Resources
should be managed and distributed, are developed by the community. The
meeting will include tutorials, presentations, update on the various
working groups and the AFRINIC Public Policy Meeting. The three day meeting
will be preceded by IPv6 training and training in Internet Number Resource

Further information will be available athttp://www.afrinic.net/en/co

Visa Requirements

Please check visa requirements with the Senegal Embassy or Consulate in
your country.
*Please join us, once again, as we come together to learn, network and
shape the future of ICT in Africa.*

KICTANet Admin information

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