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    Kabul, Afghanistan

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ABOUT US

AfSIG 2018

Introduction

Afghanistan has shown a promising growth rate in the field of IT and telecom since 2001. There are huge opportunities in the country for the growth of this sector ahead as well. The Internet has been adopted as the mean of communication in the country and there are 5-7 million plus Internet users in the country. With over three billion users connected globally, the Internet is a fundamental component of economic, social, and political life around the world and 50 billion devices is estimated that will be connected to the Internet by 2020. There is a huge need for the accessible, flexible functioning and stable Internet infrastructure in the country and the world and it is becoming increasingly important for developed, emerging, and developing countries and their citizens like Afghanistan.

Being there a huge number of Internet users in the country, Internet Governance is still an untouched and contested topic and the National IT Professionals Association of Afghanistan (NITPAA) in Collaboration with the Internet Society Afghanistan Chapter (ISOCA) stepped forward to initiate and conduct the Afghanistan School on Internet Governance (AfSIG) through which NITPAA & ISOC A will try to offer understanding, framing, and outlining actions to be taken in the current Internet governance environment. It will offer potential governance scenarios and analyze its international, regional, and national political, economic, and technical implications.

About AfSIG 2019

The Afghanistan School on Internet Governance (AfSIG) Helps Interested Students, academics, researchers, and individual professionals from the Academia, Civil Society and NGOs, Government and Public Sector, Technical Community and Private Sector to understand better the global Internet Governance controversy and to get a comprehensive and structured knowledge on the various aspects of Internet Governance.

Organized by the National IT Professional Association of Afghanistan (NITPAA)  the AfSIG 2019 will offer 3 days long course covering the political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological dimensions of the Internet Governance in regards to the global and Afghanistan’s National necessities.

OBJECTIVE

The main aim of this AfSIG 2019 is to help individuals from Afghanistan in order to better understand the national, regional and international Internet Governance issues, settings, and processes, while gaining access to comprehensive and structured knowledge on various aspects of Internet Governance, and the actors, issues, and settings surrounding it.
The relevant global organizations like APNIC, APTLD, ISOC, and ICANN support such initiatives. According to their policy, they are committed to strengthening the understanding of Internet Governance within stakeholder groups.

OUR SPEAKERS

 

Qudratullah Hiwadpal

CEO of Barya Consulting Services and NITPAA Board Member

Sayed Hassan Adelyar

Dean of Computer Science Faculty at Kabul University

wolfgang kleinwächter

Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Aimal Marjan

Former Deputy Minister IT

A. Khalil Azizi

Deputy Director SPRD, AoP

Shamsullah Shams

NITPAA President

Tayeba Abidi

ISOCA Board Member

Khaksar Weqar

Software Developer and NITPAA VP

Mirwais Arya

Social Media Activist

Mohibullah Utmankhil

NITPAA Board Member

Waleed Khaliqi

General Technical Manager, Ministry of Information & Culture

Ahmad Fahim Didar

Abdul Saboor Mobariz

fahd batayneh

ICANN, Middle East Team

THE SCHEDULE

Registration

by NITPAA Executive Team

8:00

Welcome, Participants Introduction

8:45

IG: Introduction, History, and Principles

9:15

Tea Break

10:15

IG in Afghanistan: History & context

10:30

The IG Ecosystem and Entities

11:30

Lunch & Namaz Break

12:30

IG Perspectives: Technological [How Internet Works]

13:30

Internet Governance and Diplomacy

14:30

Tea Break

15:30

Panel: Social Media Opportunities and Risks

16:00

IG Perspectives: Technological [How DNS Works]

8:15

IG Challenges: Afghan Governmental Perspectives

9:15

Tea Break

10:15

IG Challenges: Afghanistan & E-Commerce (Panel)

10:30

IG Issues: Human rights, Culture, Democracy

11:30

Lunch & Namaz Break

12:30

Multistakeholder Roleplay

13:30

Cyber Security and Governance

14:30

Tea Break

15:30

Panel: Internet Exchange Point of Afghanistan (NIXA)

15:45

Local Language & Content Support

8:15

Privacy and Data Protection: Global and Afghan Perspectives

9:15

Tea Break

10:15

Participating in the Regional and Global IG and Policy Processes (Panel)

10:30

Hot Topics: Dark Web; Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain

11:30

Lunch & Namaz Break

12:30

Internet and Digital Divide

13:30

Panel: The Digital Silk Road and Afghanistan’s Future as a Digital Hub in the Region

14:30

Tea Break

15:30

Certificate Distribution

16:00

Group Photo, End of AfSIG 2019

16:30

OUR PARTICIPANTS

No. Name Organization
1 Abidullah Zarghoon National Procurement Authority
2 ALIAQA FAYYAZ American University of Afghanistan
3 Wazir Armin ITRCA
4 Nazhat Hamrah UNHCR
5 Fayez behrooz MissionEast
6 Said Rahim “Manandoy” Salam University
7 Saifullah Atahi Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
8 Ahmad Shakib Shiwa Greenwich CSS
9 Fahad Ahmed Khan Connect Communication
10 Mohammad Mustafa Khaliqi BRAC Afghanistan
11 Karim Mohammadi AvaTech Software Solutions
12 Abdul Rahman Safi Kabul University
13 Ahamd Zaki Ahmadi Rana University
14 Abdulhameed Kabul University
15 Ahamd Zaki Ahmadi Rana University
16 Abdullah Masoudi Kabul University
17 Mahdi Moosapoor Kabul polytechnic university
18 Jamal Abdul Nasir TAAK tech
19 Abidullah Nangarhar university
20 Esmat Tariq Fahim Kabul Polytechnic University
21 Mostafa Rezaie Kabul University
22 Mohammadjan Nazari Kabul university
23 Mustafa Rehayee Kateb University
24 Ahmad Ahmadzai Cu
25 Mohammad Massoud Ever Green North L.T.D.
26 Moh Naweed Formoly Kabul polytechnic university
27 Ali Murtaza Naji Rana University
28 Asadullah naji Rana University
29 Khwaja Mohammad Osman Siddiqi Kabul University
30 Ahmad ali tabe Kabul university
31 Haroon Mirzad Rana University
32 Faiz Muhammad Dost Rana University
33 Emal Nawabi Kardan
34 Zulmai Obaid AWCC
35 Mujtaba Tapi Zadran AFSIG
36 Ahmad Shoaib Dosti Kardan University
37 Ehsanulhaq alizai Kabul University
38 Hamida Ahmadi Polytechnic University
39 Humaira Nazari UN-Habitat
40 Zakiya Yaqobi AIESEC Afghanistan
41 Maryam Khurram Kabul Municipality
42 Atefa mohseni MOI
43 Nadia Azizi Computer Tech Institute
44 Maryam Ghulami Code to Inspire
45 Bibi Rabia Arezoo Bihbodi Kabul University
46 Najeela Ghafoory Kardan University
47 Nilofar Habiby Kabul University
48 Fawzia Ibrahimi Kabul university
49 Nida Fayaz AUAF
50 Madina Latifi kabul university
51 Nabila tariq Kabul university
52 Sabera Zarei Kabul University
53 Hadya Hamed Kabul University
54 woranga kabul university
55 Bi Bi Taiba Habibi ITCK
56 Leena Zaheer nothing
57 Sohail wahidi Kaboora University
58 Rahila Ahmadi Student

AfSIG 2017

Panel Session

AfSIG 2018

WHAT TO EXPECT

Two Memorable Days

The AfSIG class environment will be very friendly and open. You will come to know new people and can make good connection . It will also boost your hidden potentials and open new ways of interacting with National and International IG Organizations.

Free Food & Drink

If you love to eat and drink (let’s face it, who doesn’t?) the AfSIG is considering snacks with tea breaks and delicious lunch for the participants. Please be our guest.

Location

Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan and you will be amazed with the weather on the days of the event here. It has some amazing tourist locations to visit such as Qargha Lake, and if you are a golf player don’t forget to visit the Kabul Golf Club.

Accommodation

Accommodation is very inexpensive in Kabul and It is very easily coverable. Here are many hotel available that you can search and book online.

OUR SPONSORS

Event is supported by easily recognisable companies and products which we use everyday.

CONTACT US

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Kabul University; Computer Science Faculty

Kabul, Afghanistan

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