Stakeholders of the Internet Community met at the first Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2013 held from 9 to 21 June 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. During the AIS trainings, tutorials and conference, delegates shared knowledge on Internet policy and technical issues.
AIS 2013 was hosted by the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) in partnership with ISPA, Internet Service Provider Association for Zambia (ISPAZ). ZICTA, Dot Africa, Internet Society, Afilias, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Liquid Telecoms, iconnect.zm, SEACOM, Google, France X, Organiation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Hurricane Electric, Open root and Ama Sapho sponsored the event. On an average over 400 people attended the plenary sessions. Approximately 130 people from 26 countries attended the AIS trainings which included AfNOG and AFRINIC workshops and tutorials from 9 to 17 June at the Top Floor. Most of the attendees came from the education and telecommunication sectors.
The AIS 2013 Conference was officially opened on 17 June. The chief guest for the occasion was Honorable Yamfwa Mukanga, Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications of Zambia.
The AIS conference consisted of 32 plenary sessions with over 100 speakers presenting and discussing Internet issues for the region and globally. Additionally policy sessions on Internet number resources management spanned over two half days during the premier AFRINIC Annual General Members Meeting.
The AIS 2013 was organised jointly by AFRINIC and AfNOG with the support and collaboration of AF* organisations.