The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is now accepting applications for the sixth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from September 23 to 26, 2019.
The annual event will bring together a wide spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online.
In its inaugural years, the Forum took place in Kampala, Uganda (2014 – 2016). Since then, FIFAfrica’s expanding footprint has seen it being hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa in partnership with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in 2017 and in Accra, Ghana in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa (MFWA) in 2018. This year, FIFAfrica will host pre-events (by invitation) on September 23 and 24 while the main Forum event will take place on September 25 and 26.
In the lead up to the forum is the invitation of ideas on what should form the basis of panel discussions, exhibitions, workshops and lightning talks at the event.
Applications close on September 6, 2019.
For more information and to apply, please click: https://cipesa.org/