Will enable you to participate effectively in Local & global internet governance processes and institutions
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.
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.
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.
Satish BabuChair APRALO ICANN
Shahzad AryobeeMinister of Communication and Information Technology
Javid HamdardVice Chancellor Karwan University, NITPAA Board Member
Zmarialai WafaBoard Member ISOC Afghanistan
Amrita ChoudhuryDirector CCAOI
wolfgang kleinwächterProfessor, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Mohammad Najib AziziChairman Afghanistan Regulatory Authority
Leonid TodorovAPTLD General Manager
Nooria AhmadiSoftware Developer and NITPAA Executive Management
A. Khalil AziziITU Manager PDI-AUAF NITPAA executive management
Waleed KhaliqiGeneral Technical Manager at MOIC & NITPAA President
Shabana MansooryISOC Afghanistan Chapter
Omar Mansoor AnsariVice Chair ISOC Afghanistan
Reza KhawarICT General Directory at MCIT
by Waleed Khaliqi, President NITPAA9:30
Presentation Slide of AfSIG 2017
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.
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.
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 is very inexpensive in Kabul and It is very easily coverable. Here are many hotel available that you can search and book online.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.