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Published on
May 30, 2022

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Cross-border Digital Policies for Africa Project seeks to leverage existing networks of actors to frame, map and address cross-border digital policy issues across Africa. The project aims to help policymakers understand the cross-border dimensions of digital policy approaches and their effects.

In a first phase, two knowledge dialogues were organized in December 2021, and February 2022 to allow African experts to share knowledge, be acknowledged among peers, interact with international stakeholders, and crowdsource priorities for the content of the status report.

A data collection event took place on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in hybrid format (Malawi) on the occasion of the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF), to foster progress in the region and represent the amplified and shared perspectives of African digital policy practitioners. 

A key outcome of the project is the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Regional Status Report "Framing, Mapping and Addressing Cross-Border Digital Policies in Africa", which maps and showcases legal and technical approaches to cross-border digital policies. The report is being prepared by a team at Research ICT Africa (RIA).

Read more about the project here.

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).