AfIGF 2023 Overview

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Africa Internet Governance Forum Secreteriat warmly welcomes Internet Stakeholders from across the globe to the prestigious 2023 Africa Internet Governance Forum, taking place in Abuja, Nigeria from September 19th to 21st.

The 2023 Africa IGF will bring together stakeholders from various sectors, including government, civil society, private sector, technical communities, and academia. This forum will serve as a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and exchanging ideas on crucial Internet Governance issues in the African region.


Under the theme of "Transforming Africa's Digital Landscape: Empowering Inclusion, Security, and Innovation," the Africa IGF aims to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapidly evolving digital landscape. It focuses on empowering inclusivity, ensuring robust cybersecurity measures, and promoting innovation across the continent.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a diverse range of sessions, workshops, and panel discussions led by industry experts and thought leaders. These sessions will explore topics such as digital inclusion, access for all, cybersecurity, data protection, internet governance policies and regulations, emerging technologies, online rights and freedoms, and multistakeholder cooperation.


The 2023 Africa IGF will also provides ample networking opportunities, allowing participants to connect with like-minded professionals, forge collaborations, and establish valuable relationships within the internet governance community. By actively engaging in these interactions, attendees will contribute to shaping the future of internet governance in Africa.

Overall, the 2023 Africa IGF promises to be an engaging and enlightening event, fostering meaningful discussions, sharing best practices, and driving forward the agenda for a secure, inclusive, and innovative digital future in Africa.

Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria.

The Venue for the 2023 Africa Internet Governance Forum is Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria.

Delegates are advised to arrive to Nigeria at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (IATA: ABV), located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.

Transfers from / to the Airport

The Host country would be providing Airport transfer from the Airport to the respective Hotels. ( More information coming soon )

2023 Activities

2023 AfIGF Activities

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19 - 21 September, 2023

Africa Internet Governance Forum

The 12th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF2023), taking place from September 19th to 21st, 2023. Join us as we explore the theme of "Transforming Africa's Digital Landscape: Empowering Inclusion, Security, and Innovation," shaping the future of internet governance in Africa.


Parliamentarian Symposium

Regional consultations/roundtables with African members of parliaments (MPs) with the involvement of MPs from other regions.
18 – 19 September, 2023


African School on IG (AfriSIG)

The 11th African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) is scheduled for 13-18 September 2023 focusing on The African Union Data Policy Framework.


Africa Youth IGF Summit

Africa Youth IG Summit would gather Youths from over the regions to discuss important issues on Internet Governance that Affect Youths.
18 September, 2023

2023 Side Events


Welcome Reception

Join us for the Welcome Reception at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Center in Abuja on September 19, 2023, at 6pm.


Conference Dinner

Join us for an unforgettable Conference Dinner at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton on September 20, 2023, at 7pm.


Digital Tour

Be part of the of a Digital Tour of Nigeria , More information coming soon .