Abuja, 2 June 2023
The Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) is delighted to announce that Nigeria has been chosen as the host country for the prestigious 2023 edition of the event. The AfIGF is a vital platform that brings together stakeholders from across the African continent to discuss and address pertinent issues related to Internet governance, digital rights, and the future of the Internet in Africa.
Scheduled to take place in Abuja, Nigeria from the 19th to the 21st of September 2023, the 2023 AfIGF aims to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of sustainable policies that promote an inclusive and secure digital ecosystem in Africa. The event will provide a unique opportunity for government officials, policymakers, civil society organizations, academia, technologists, and industry leaders to engage in dialogue and exchange best practices.
Nigeria, with its rich cultural heritage, vibrant tech ecosystem, and a thriving digital economy, is well-suited to host the 2023 AfIGF. The country’s commitment to digital transformation, coupled with its efforts in bridging the digital divide, makes it an ideal destination for this esteemed gathering. Nigeria’s selection as the host country demonstrates the recognition of its leading role in shaping the future of the Internet in Africa.
The 2023 AfIGF will serve as a platform to discuss various themes and challenges related to Internet governance, such as digital inclusion, cybersecurity, data protection, emerging technologies, and youth engagement. It will feature thought-provoking sessions, workshops, and interactive discussions led by renowned experts in the field.
The event will also provide an opportunity for participants to explore Nigeria’s diverse culture, traditions, and hospitality. From the bustling markets of Lagos to the historic landmarks of Abuja and the natural wonders of Calabar, attendees will have the chance to experience the country’s unique blend of tradition and innovation.
The Africa Internet Governance Forum Secreteriat expresses its gratitude to the Government of Nigeria for graciously accepting the responsibility of hosting the 2023 AfIGF. We believe that this collaboration will lead to fruitful discussions, actionable outcomes, and impactful initiatives that will shape the future of the Internet in Africa.
We look forward to welcoming delegates from across the continent and beyond to the 2023 AfIGF in Nigeria. For more information and updates about the event, please visit www.afigf.africa.
The Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) is a multistakeholder platform that brings together stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, academia, and the technical community to discuss and develop policies and strategies for Internet governance in Africa. The AfIGF aims to foster collaboration, inclusivity, and the effective use of the Internet for social and economic development in Africa.