The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has opened registration for the ninth edition of its annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica22). It is also inviting session proposals, including panel discussions, lightning talks, exhibitions, and skills workshops to shape the agenda for the Forum.
FIFAfrica22, which is scheduled to take place in Lusaka, Zambia from September 26-29, 2022, offers a platform for deliberation on gaps and opportunities for advancing privacy, free expression, inclusion, free flow of information, civic participation, and innovation online.
CIPESA recognises that internet freedom is multi-faceted, and just like it is essential to have a multiplicity of stakeholders working jointly, it also requires diversity in the voices, backgrounds, viewpoints, and thematic work areas of those that attend FIFAfrica. In line with this, there is limited funding to support travel for participation at FIFAfrica22. Preference will be given to applicants who can partially support their attendance.
Applications for session proposals will be accepted till July 29, 2022, applications for travel support will also be accepted till July 29, 2022 and registration to attend will close on September 5, 2022.
Successful session proposals and travel support applicants will be directly notified by August 31, 2022.
Interested applicants should access the registration and session proposal form here.