The 7th East African Internet Governance Forum took place from 17th to 18th October 2019. The theme of the forum was Achieving Digital Inclusion in East Africa. The Forum was hosted by the East African Community Secretariat under the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology. This was also the first time the forum was hosted by the United Republic of Tanzania since inception in the year 2008.
More than 100 participants from the six East Africa Partner States Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Sudan participated in the Forum. The meeting was also streamed on the Internet Courtesy of the Internet Society. The theme for the forum and discussion topics were crowdsourced from the six partner states using the National Focal points and various social media tools for purposes of inclusivity.