Nigeria Youths Internet Governance Forum (NYIGF).
On January 23rd
2019, the Nigeria Youth Internet Governance Forum (NYIGF) Coordinators hosted the 2019 NYIGF with the theme “Internet Governance and Policy Fundamentals”. The event was sponsored by many organisations including the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), Eko-konnect, and many others. The event focused on empowering young people to participate actively on the Internet policies discussions, which affect the lives of every individual using the Internet. The event was held at CITS Building, University of Lagos with over 60 participants in attendance.
Call for volunteers: AFRINIC Nomination Committee (NomCom) 2019
The AFRINIC Board is required to appoint a Nomination Committee (NomCom) every year, in terms of article 9 of the Bylaws <https://afrinic.net/bylaws#nomcom
The Afrinic Board had called for volunteers from the community to fill three open positions on the 2019 NomCom. Those residing in the Indian Ocean or Central Africa region and are interested in serving on the 2019 NomCom should submit an expression of interest, including a short biography, by email to legal at afrinic dot net by 9 January 2019.
The duties of the NomCom and the elections to be held are described below.
Apply for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) Nominating Committee (NomCom) has invited interested individuals to submit an expression of interest in key leadership positions within ICANN and Public Technical Identifiers (PTI). Selected individuals will have the unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to help shape the Internet's technical coordination and policy development.
The NomCom is also accepting recommendations of suggested candidates.
ICANN is inviting applications and recommendations for the following positions:
- Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors.
- One member of the PTI Board of Directors.
- Three regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one from the Asia, Australia, and Pacific Islands region, one from the Latin America and Caribbean Islands region, one from the Africa region.
- Two members of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council.
- One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council.
NIRA DIRECTOR WINS NANS MAN OF YEAR AWARD
Engr. Ike Nnamani, the Chief Executive Officer, Medallion Communications Limited, who is also the Treasurer of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), was awarded the Man of the Year award by the National Association of Nigeria Student (NANS) on the 25th January 2019. The award to Engr. Nnamani, is in recognition of his humanitarian service, unwavering commitment to yearning and aspiration of teeming Nigerians in the provision topnotch, quality and copacetic services cum promoting professionalism and excellent service delivery. Engr Nnamani did advise the students to strive for quality education and avoid being used for political reasons.
: Rotana Media City, Dubai, UAE
To register, please click on the link: https://registration.icann.org/register.php?id=MEDNSFUAE2019
: Kobe, Japan
To register click on the link: https://registration.icann.org/register.php?id=kobe64
: NiRA Academy, 8 Funsho Williams, Iponri, Surulere Lagos
: 9th to 11th April 2019
For more details, click on https://cybersecurenigeria.org/
Africa Internet Summit (AIS)
Workshop & Meetings 9th
Africa Internet Summit Secretariat (https://www.internetsummit.africa
) announces AfNOG’s program at The Africa Internet Summit scheduled to be held in Kampala, Uganda from 9th