On September 23-26, 2019 the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) will host the sixth Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica). This year, FIFAfrica will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where we look forward to convening a wide spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online.
In its inaugural years, the Forum took place in Kampala, Uganda (2014 – 2016). Since then, FIFAfrica’s expanding footprint has seen it being hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa in partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in 2017 and in Accra, Ghana in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa (MFWA) in 2018. This year, we will host pre-events (by invitation) will be on 23 and 24 September while the main Forum event will take place on 25 and 26 September.
Register for FIFAfrica19
In the lead up to the forum is the invitation of ideas on what should form the basis of panel discussions, exhibitions, workshops and lightning talks at the event. We welcome proposals which can be completed as part of the registration form.
Please note the below important dates related to participation at the Forum. Submissions close at midnight (East Africa Time) of the stated dates:
— The closing date for registration to attend is September 6, 2019.
— Session proposals will be accepted till July 31, 2019
— Applications for travel support will be accepted till July 31, 2019
— Successful travel support applicants will be directly notified by August 30, 2019.