[governance] What steps can Africans take and lead in Internet governance and social justice?

Ephraim Percy Kenyanito ekenyanito at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 05:57:53 EST 2016

Dear colleagues,

Almost three years ago, I published a blogpost on CircleID
titled “Internet
​ ​
Governance: Why Africa Should Take the Lead.
I argued that African Internet stakeholders use a ‘wait and see approach’
in matters as critical as Internet governance,” and that African voices are
missing in key Internet governance discussion fora. Additionally, I
suggested that some reasons for this approach, including that Africa lacks
well-trained Internet governance experts and Africans see foreign affairs
and international relations as an East versus West dynamic. I further urged
for a change in this situation, as the “wait and see approach” is gravely
interfering with the basic human rights of Africans.

As a follow-up to the post above, and building on previous work on the African
Media Law and Digital Native Roundup
​ ​
with the University of Pennsylvania, I am pleased to enclose a summary of a
major forthcoming publication focused on the 2014-2016 period that
highlights  the regional trends concerning Internet governance and
information and communications technology (ICT) policy making processes in
Africa. The post can be found here:

I have further republished the post today on Medium and can be found here:

This post is divided in two parts. The first relays my observations about
trends over the past three years in African ICT policy, human rights, and
development processes, and highlights key challenges and opportunities. The
second provides recommendations for African citizens on what can be

I will be happy to set up some time to discuss further (via skype/ or in
person) this upcoming publication, additionally, please feel free to let me
know if you're interested to receive this major forthcoming publication
focused on the 2014-2016 period as a PDF to your email.


Best Regards,
*Ephraim Percy Kenyanito*
Website: https://ephraimkenyanito.com/

Twitter: @ekenyanito <https://twitter.com/ekenyanito>
PGP Fingerprint: B0FA394AF73DEB7AA1FDC7360CFED26DE6BA8DC1

[image: --]

Ephraim Percy Kenyanito
[image: https://]about.me/ekenyanito
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.igcaucus.org/pipermail/governance/attachments/20161108/07d24393/attachment.htm>
-------------- next part --------------
You received this message as a subscriber on the list:
     governance at lists.igcaucus.org
To be removed from the list, visit:

For all other list information and functions, see:
To edit your profile and to find the IGC's charter, see:

Translate this email: http://translate.google.com/translate_t

More information about the Governance mailing list