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    Kabul, Afghanistan

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  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 2018

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 National IT Professional Association of Afghanistan (NITPAA) and Internet Society Afghanistan Chapter (ISOCA) the AfSIG 2018 will offer a 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 2018 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 strengthen the understanding of Internet Governance within stakeholder groups.

OUR SPEAKERS

 

Satish Babu

Chair APRALO ICANN

Shahzad Aryobee

Minister of Communication and Information Technology

Javid Hamdard

Vice Chancellor Karwan University, NITPAA Board Member

Zmarialai Wafa

Board Member ISOC Afghanistan

Amrita Choudhury

Director CCAOI

wolfgang kleinwächter

Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Mohammad Najib Azizi

Chairman Afghanistan Regulatory Authority

Leonid Todorov

APTLD General Manager

Nooria Ahmadi

Software Developer and NITPAA Executive Management

A. Khalil Azizi

ITU Manager PDI-AUAF NITPAA executive management

Waleed Khaliqi

General Technical Manager at MOIC & NITPAA President

Shabana Mansoory

ISOC Afghanistan Chapter

Omar Mansoor Ansari

Vice Chair ISOC Afghanistan

Reza Khawar

ICT General Directory at MCIT

THE SCHEDULE

Registration

8:00

Opening Ceremony

8:45

Participants Introduction

9:10

IG: Introduction, History, and Principles

by Waleed Khaliqi, President NITPAA

9:30

Tea Break

10:30

IG in Afghanistan: History and Context

11:00

Multistakeholder Model and the Stakeholders

12:00

Lunch & Namaz Break

13:00

IG Perspectives: Technological [How Internet Works]

14:00

Panel: Challenges in Afghanistan / An Under Developing Country Prespective

15:00

Tea Break

16:30

Closing of Day One

17:00

Women’s Rights, Gender and IG

8:00

Hot Topics: Dark Web; Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain .

9:00

Tea Break

10:00

IG Perspective: Legal

10:30

IG Perspective: Humen Rights

11:30

Lunch & Namaz Break

12:30

Panel: Participating in IG Processes

13:30

Cyber Security and Governance

15:00

Tea Break

16:00

Certificate Distribution

16:30

Closing of AfSIG 2018

17:30

Digital Divide

8:00

Domain Name Industry & .AF

9:00

Tea Break

10:00

IG Perspectives: Technological [DNS System]

10:30

IG Perspectives: Governmental

11:30

Lunch & Namaz Break

12:30

Role Play: Multistakeholder

13:30

Local Language & Content Support

14:30

Tea Break

15:30

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

15:45

Closing of The Day 2

17:00

OUR PARTICIPANTS

2018 fellows names will announce here.

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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ADDRESS

Kardan University

VENUE:

Taimani Hall.

 

 

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