Africa Youth Internet Governance Forum
The African Youth Internet Governance Forum (AfYIGF) is a dynamic regional initiative with a bold vision. Its primary goal is to foster an immersive experience for the emerging internet leaders of Africa. By bringing together young experts and voices, AfYIGF seeks to instill local perspectives and insights into shaping the internet’s future within Africa. Empowering the next generation of internet shapers, this platform serves as a powerful springboard for their voices to effect actionable change in the realm of internet governance.
AfYIGF operates as an integral component of the Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF). This thriving multi-stakeholder platform serves as a hub for engaging discussions on a wide range of internet and digital policy issues across the African continent. In synergy with AfIGF, AfYIGF stands as a beacon of collaboration, fostering the exchange of ideas and solutions that contribute to the growth and inclusivity of Africa’s digital landscape. Together, these forums play a vital role in shaping the future of the Internet in Africa, ensuring that the region’s unique perspectives and expertise drive the direction of digital innovation and governance.
This year, the African Youth IGF will explore the theme of emerging technologies where we will delve into leveraging innovation for sustainable development and youth empowerment in the region. The forum will feature discussions and panels covering sub-themes around Artificial Intelligence, Digital Inclusion, Transforming Africa’s Digital Landscape, and how multistakeholderism can play a role in Africa’s cyberspace.
International Youth Day 2023 | 12th August
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