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 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.
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.
Qudratullah HiwadpalCEO of Barya Consulting Services and NITPAA Board Member
Sayed Hassan AdelyarDean of Computer Science Faculty at Kabul University
wolfgang kleinwächterProfessor, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Aimal MarjanFormer Deputy Minister IT
A. Khalil AziziDeputy Director SPRD, AoP
Shamsullah ShamsNITPAA President
Mohammad Naim ChamkanaiAsan Khedmat Director
Khaksar WeqarSoftware Developer and NITPAA VP
Mirwais AryaSocial Media Activist
Mohibullah UtmankhilNITPAA Board Member
Waleed KhaliqiGeneral Technical Manager, Ministry of Information & Culture
Ahmad Fahim Didar
Abdul Saboor Mobariz
fahd bataynehICANN, Middle East Team
by NITPAA Executive Team8:00
|1||Abidullah Zarghoon||National Procurement Authority|
|2||ALIAQA FAYYAZ||American University of Afghanistan|
|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|
|15||Ahamd Zaki Ahmadi||Rana University|
|16||Abdullah Masoudi||Kabul University|
|17||Mahdi Moosapoor||Kabul polytechnic university|
|18||Jamal Abdul Nasir||TAAK tech|
|20||Esmat Tariq Fahim||Kabul Polytechnic University|
|21||Mostafa Rezaie||Kabul University|
|22||Mohammadjan Nazari||Kabul university|
|23||Mustafa Rehayee||Kateb University|
|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|
|35||Mujtaba Tapi Zadran||AFSIG|
|36||Ahmad Shoaib Dosti||Kardan University|
|37||Ehsanulhaq alizai||Kabul University|
|38||Hamida Ahmadi||Polytechnic University|
|40||Zakiya Yaqobi||AIESEC Afghanistan|
|41||Maryam Khurram||Kabul Municipality|
|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|
|50||Madina Latifi||kabul university|
|51||Nabila tariq||Kabul university|
|52||Sabera Zarei||Kabul University|
|53||Hadya Hamed||Kabul University|
|55||Bi Bi Taiba Habibi||ITCK|
|57||Sohail wahidi||Kaboora University|
Presentation Slide of AfSIG 2018
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.