I&J convened

Published on
January 26, 2022

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The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network hosted the second workshop on "Cross-border digital policies for Africa" on February 22, 2022.

This project is enabled with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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The goal of this second workshop was to amplify African perspectives and voices towards stakeholders in the Global North, as well as serving as an opportunity to discuss along the lines of the EU-AU Digital Partnership and jointly identify areas of action. Learn more about the project here.

The first workshop, organized on December 13, 2021 launched a process from 2021-2023 which seeks to address and to research Cross-border Digital Policies for Africa through the development of a regional status report that frames, maps and addresses these issues. 

Research ICT Africa (RIA) has prepared a Synthesis Report to provide with an overview of the key findings identified by participants at the first workshop, including the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, the Africa Data Policy Framework recently proposed by the African Union Commission, and the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection (the Malabo Convention). 

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Calling all policymakers and practitioners working on digital policy in Africa

If you are interested in participating in this project and joining a knowledge network of  400+ senior-working-level experts stemming from all continents including Africa, Latin America and Asia across all relevant stakeholder groups (GOV, IGO, ACA, BUSINESS, CIV, TEC) we would like to hear from you. 

Become a knowledge contributor to the status report, which will be produced as a key outcome of the project. See an example of the Regional Status Report developed in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean here.

Partner with us to share this project with your community and co-organize webinars or produce a blog on a digital policy topic of interest. 

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