From June 9th to June 21st the first Africa Internet Summit (AIS) in Lusaka, Zambia, will be held. This first edition’s theme will be “Making the Internet work for African development” and will aim at stimulating internet development in Africa.
Organized by the AFNOG, the group of African network providers, and AFRINIC the NGO in charge of managing IP addresses in Africa, the summit will receive specialized companies in the ICT sector, government officials, experts and internet service providers.
AFNOG and AFRINIC hope to make the AIS an exchange platform around the internet.
The 18th Meeting on Public Policies and the General assembly of the AFRINIC members will be on the fringe of the summit. Note that the NGO is recognized by ICAAN (the body responsible for managing IP addresses at an international level) since 2005 and is in charge of the distribution and resource management such as the IP addresses with African and the Indian Ocean.