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NIRA       LICF    

A Message From The President

November 23, 2017                       Volume 5 No. 121
AFRINIC-27 is here!

Afrinic-27 Meeting starts on 27th November 2017. NiRA is hosting the African Internet Infrastructure Community. I hope you have made plans to join us at the week-long event. It is the primary event where policies related to Internet Number Resources management in the Africa region is discussed and articulated. It is an African ICT event with a global recognition, you cannot afford to miss it. Please use the link below, for all updates concerning the meeting
Apart from various discussions on policies on the management of Internet Number Resource in Africa and the Indian Ocean region, there is the three days intensive and hands-on training and workshop on IPv6 and Internet Number Resource Management. Please register to attend. Since the event is holding in Nigeria, you don’t have to worry about paying for air ticket and hotel accommodation in foreign currency.


Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote multiple servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data. It is evolving with companies of all shapes and sizes adapting to the technology based on their requirements.
In the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical server. Cloud Computing relies on shared pool of computing resources (networks, servers, applications, storage and services).
Cloud computing promotes service availability and is composed of five essential characteristics (resource pooling, measured service, rapid elasticity, broad network access and on-demand self-service). 

NiRA at Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTITA)
On Tuesday, 7th November 2017, NiRA received a Special Recognition Award for Promoting the Nigeria Online Identity .ng at the Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecom (NTITA) Awards 2017. Mr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, a member of the NiRA Executive Board of Directors, and the NiRA Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Edith Udeagu received the award on behalf of NiRA.
It was the maiden edition of the NTITA Awards organized by Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). The occasion was to recognize and reward organizations and individuals at the forefront of innovation in the Technology & Telecom industry in Nigeria.


A Look Ahead to ICANN61 in Puerto Rico
With the end of ICANN60, the preparations for ICANN61 have commenced. ICANN61 will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 10th to 15th March 2018 and will mark the first time since 2014 that an ICANN meeting would be hosted in the North American region.
Based on assessment, ICANN60 was a successful and productive meeting. With the ICANN Annual General Meeting – this was the longest meeting of the year and focused on outreach and engagement, in addition to the development of policies that is the hallmark of every ICANN meeting.
Under the ICANN Meeting Strategy, the San Juan meeting is classified as a Community Forum. This is a six-day meeting that will feature several dedicated time slots to “intra” and “inter” community work. The format of this meeting is conducive to what ICANN calls “inreach.” This provides a chance for the ICANN community to come together and share their goals and aspirations, as well as some of the challenges they are encountering as they strive to ensure a secure, stable, and inter-operable Internet for all.
ICANN61 promises to be another engaging, productive (and fun) meeting.



See the message from the Prewsident for more details.
Date: 27th November – 1st December 2017
Venue: Renaissance Ikeja Lagos Hotel

African IGF (AfIGF2017)

Date: 4th to 6th December 2017
Venue: Cairo, Egypt

Date: 18th to 21st December 2017
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland

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