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Published on
December 2, 2021

Following the recent launch of the Cross-Border Digital Policies for Africa: Project on November 4, 2021, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network (I&JPN) convened key digital policy experts in the Project’s Knowledge Dialogue workshop (one of two). The first workshop took place virtually on Monday, December 13 and brought together stakeholders across Africa to share expertise and help develop a relevant Table of Content for the upcoming Internet & Jurisdiction in the African Union Regional Status Report.  

Cross-Border Digital Policies for Africa: Project

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will conduct a regional mapping exercise of the rapidly expanding digital policy field. The resulting Internet & Jurisdiction in the African Union Regional Status Report 2021 will showcase current trends, initiatives and actors as well as inform about the regional developments in future editions of the Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report, the standard-setting global mapping initiative of cross-border legal challenges on the Internet.  

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has partnered with Alison Gillwald, Executive Director of Research ICT Africa (South Africa), a world-leading expert in this field, who is entrusted with authoring the report in close coordination with I&JPN.

Knowledge Dialouge Workshops

To support the development of the report I&JPN will be conducting a Knowledge Dialogue which will consist of two workshops. The objectives  of the workshops are to:

• Bring together relevant experts and practitioners from Africa in a recurring and safe space,

• collect & frame the most relevant questions,

• share knowledge & expertise,

• support peer-to-peer learning,

• consult on upcoming trends & challenges, and

• amplify African perspectives and voices towards stakeholders in the Global North (part of the 2nd workshop in Q1 2022).

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