Day3 | 19-June

IPv6: Providing continuity and change

Dates: 19 June, 2013 - 09:00 - 12:30

IPV6 is billed as the answer to the changes experienced in the provision of the Internet and its future stability. This is based on the fact that the IPv4 pool is exhausted and will in future be no longer be available and enough for all the devices seeking to connect to the internet. Accordingly, this session addresses issues of IPv6 and its place in the development, sustainability and future of the Internet. Presenters and delegates will share experiences and knowledge on how to manage IPv6 to ensure continuity and stability.

Session 1 - The session explores the current visibility of IPv6 in the region. It also examines its implications with respect to the predicted v4 depletion in a couple of years in the African region.

Session 2 - This session is about v6 just enabled networks at the core but without any plans for stepping to the next level. In addition the session explores the operational parity between v4 and v6.


Internet Infrastructure: IXP Catalyst for Local Content

Dates: 19 June, 2013 - 14:00 - 15:30


  • 14:00 - 14:15 - Challenges of establishing new IXPs and the international connectivity of Africa to Europe - Franck Simon - France-IX
  • 14:15 - 14:30 - Africa Internet Exchange Association update - Nishal Goburdhan AFRINIC
  • 14: 30 - 14:45 - IP Transit effect on content providers and benefits of carrierneutral data centers -Michele Mc Cann - Teraco
  • 14:45 - 15:00 - Webhosting in Africa: Outline a business model - Fredy Kuenzler (INIT7)
  • 15:00 - 15:30 - Questions and Answers session

Michuki Mwangi

Improving Access: The State of Cable Infrastructure

Dates: 19 June, 2013 - 11:00 - 12:30

Issues of Internet access and stability of continue have been central to the growth of the Internet around the world. Cable infrastructure and its role in the provision of a stable and reliable Internet have been central to these debates and this session will shade light into recent developments in this area. The session will examine cable infrastructure in Africa and tackle the challenges companies face in trying to provide Internet in the continent. The sessions will also deal with the opportunities available for Africa to improve the infrastructure as a way of providing stable and reliable Internet for business and social development.


  • Internet Barriers Study Report - Jane Coffin - ISOC
  • Terrestrial Cross-border Interconnection Opportunities and Challenges - Andrew Alston - Liquid Telecoms
  • Tips and Tricks for Africa - Mathieu Paonessa - Jaguar Networks


Michuki Mwangi - ISOC


Community engagement: Role of Social Media


19 June, 2013 - 09:00 - 10:30

Session brief

The astronomical growth of social media such as Facebook and Twitter has had tremendous consequences on society. This is particularly true as the social media affects the way people relate, communicate, live their lives and even how they do business. This is thus an important session as it gives delegates an opportunity to engage with issues of the use and effects of social media. Delegates will share experiences and debate the use of social media in Africa, and the possible consequences they have on the societies and communities in Africa.


  • 09:00 - 09:15 - Youth Participation and Internet governance in Africa: A new societal approach? - Tshishimbi Etienne -ISOC Sénégal
  • 09:15 - 09:30 - Impact on Business Agility - Leo Maluwa -Malawi SDNP
  • 09:30 - 09:45- The dotAFRICA (.AFRICA) project: The launch strategy of the TLD and the value proposition - Koffi Fabrice Djossou - DotAfrica
  • 09:45 - 10:00- Technology and business: use of social media for promoting SMEs - Patricia K Litho -Makerere University
  • 10:00 -10:30 - Questions and Answers


Nnenna Nwakanma


DNSSEC in Africa: Who cares?

Dates: 18 June, 2013 - 16:00 - 17:30

Stability and security are important to access and trust that people have on the Internet. Given growing threats and attendant importance of cybersecurity, DNSSEC has become an important issue in the growth, access and use of the Internet around the world. This session thus offers insights into how we can improve security and thus the stability of the Internet in Africa and what the same means to the economic and social development of the continent. This is especially important due to the global effects of a secure Internet able to handle threats and assure people that their operations online are safe and that they use the Internet without the fear of becoming victims of technology.


  • The three spheres of DNSSEC - Mark Elkins - Posix
  • TZ practical experience of DNSSEC deployment - Bryton Focus - tzNIC
  • Technical parameter decisions for DNSSEC - Mark Elkins - Posix
  • AFRINIC/ICANN roadshow on DNSSEC - Alain Aina - AFRINIC


Mr Pierre Dandjinou


Demystifying policymaking and policies

Dates: 19 June, 2013 - 14:30 - 17:30

This session will take the delegates through the policy making process, and how the policies formulated affect the provision and management of Internet numbers. The five partner RIRs will also brief delegates on their policymaking process and how they impact their operations and relations between them and the communities they serve.

The following topics will be covered during the time allocated to policy development. (This detailed agenda is subject to change.)

Wed, 19 Jun 2013, 14:30 - 17:30

  • Introduction to the Policy Development Process.
  • Summary of policies under discussion in AFRINIC.
  • Summary of policies under discussion in other regions.


Mobile Application Business Model

Dates: 19 June, 2013 - 11:00 - 12:30

That mobile telephony has revolutionised not only communication but also how society lives and interacts is not in doubt. In other words, mobile telephony has become integral to the wellbeing of modern society. Recent developments, particularly mobile applications and their use in society, have further enhanced the role and importance of mobile telephony and this sessions offers both presenters and delegates/participants an opportunity to engage each other and share experiences on the application of mobile telephony and impact on society.


  • 11:00 - 11:30 - Dr Nii Quaynor - TV White Spaces
  • 11:30 - 11:45 - Google TV White Spaces and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing - Mike Blanche - Google
  • 11:45 - 12:00 - Prof. Chomora Mikeka - Malawi's experience on TV white space



Dates: 19 June, 2013 - 14:00 - 15:30

Session 1

  • 14:00 - 14:30 - Regional Threat Profile: How is Africa doing compared to the rest of the world? Team Cymru – Steve Santorelli
  • 14:30 - 14:45 - Africa CERT update
  • 14: 45 - 15:00 - ACOPEA: teaching child protection online – Daniel Asafaw
  • 15:00 - 15:30 - Le Cyber Espace: Nouveau Champ d'Enjeux geopolitiques – Emmanuel Adjovi

Session 2

  • 15:45 - 16:00 - Cybersecurity: The South African Approach - Palesa Legozi
  • 16:00 - 16:30 - CICERT – Update
    • Gestion d'Incidents Informatiues : Cas du CICERT
    • Systeme de Surveillance des Sites Web
  • 16:30 - 17:30 - AfricaCERT and Team update Burkina, Kenya, Uganda, and Other Teams.