Day4 | 20-June

AFRINIC Global Updates

Dates: 20 June, 2013 - 09:00 - 10:30

This session offers an update from around the world. It specifically offers an opportunity to the regional Internet registries, namely APNIC, for the Asia-Pacific region, ARIN for the North American region, Lacnic, for the South American region, and RIPE NCC for the European region, to report on their activities and share their experiences with delegates.

  • 09:00 - 09:20 - CEO Corporate Update - Adiel Akplogan
  • 09:20 - 09:30 - NRO Update - NRO Chair
  • 09:30 - 09:37 - Accountability and Transparency Review Team 2 (ATRT-2) Update - Fiona Asonga
  • 09:37 - 10:05 - RIR Updates - Philip Smith (APNIC), Leslie Nobile (ARIN), Sergio Rojas (Lacnic), Andrew de la Haye (RIPE NCC)
  • 10:05 - 10:15 - IANA Update - Leo Vegoda
  • 10:15 - 10: 30 - Questions and Answers



Dates: 20 June, 2013 - 14:00 - 15:30



Internet service Evolution: Impact of mobile access

Dates: 20 June, 2013 - 16:00 - 17:30

Mobile Internet is now ubiquitous. It has without doubt contributed to the growth and access of the Internet in many countries, and this session seeks to enhance the understanding of the recent and ongoing developments in this field. What does it mean, for example, to the Internet service providers? What does it mean to mobile operators and telecommunication companies? These critical questions will form part of what we expect to be a highly interactive and interactive discussion.


  • 16:00 - 16:25 - Using Mobile Health Technology in African countries: Retinal Diseases case - Abdrerahim Bourouis
  • 16:25 - 16:50 - iSchool: Tablet based e-learning, Tailored for Africa - Mark Perrin Bennett
  • 16:50 - 17:15 - Mobile Health Architecture, Applications and Security. Study case: EpharmacyNet project for Benin - Farell Folly
  • 17:15 - 17:30 - Questions and Answers


MAAYA and ISOC RoundTable on Multilingualism on Internet

Dates: 20 June, 2013 - 09:00 - 12:30

The MAAYA and ISOC RoundTable on Multilingualism on Internet will be coordinated by Marcel Diki-Kidiri.

Round table: Multilingualism and cyberspace


The Maaya round table will draw attention on the restricted place of the African languages in the cyberspace. It will also figure out some elements that can help enhancing their situation in the cyberspace in order to match their use in everyday life while using the numeric world to revitalize these languages.


The following themes will be addressed :

  • global analysis of the African languages’ situation in the cyberspace (including both aspects relative to contents and containers)
  • hints on how to include languages which are completely absent of Internet
  • hints on how to facilitate the integration of contents from all languages
  • hints on how to use cyberspace (and other associated media) as an engine to revitalize languages and build their speakers’ capacity.

Target audience

The debate and proposals of the round table priorly address all public and private organizations, associations and institutions in charge of training, education and literacy or socio-cultural, socio-economic and health development amidst the populations, since they crucially need using African languages in their work.


IETF Session (ISOC)

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

Improving the operators feedback to IETF


1. Jan Zorz
2. Phillip Smith
3. Martin Levy
4. Kevin Chege (Moderator)

There is an opportunity to improve communications between the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards making process and operators around the globe. We believe standards could be better designed and implemented if more operators that actually use them in their real-world networks agreed on what they need and provided more feedback into the RFC process within the IETF.

The panel will try to answer some questions about how to improve the operators feedback to IETF in order to make standards process even more effective.


Bof on Routing registry

Dates: 17 June, 2013 - 16:00 - 17:30

The BoF on Routing Registry provides a platform for experience sharing on various routing issues.