I&J contributed

Published on
September 12, 2022

The annual Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica22), which convenes a spectrum of stakeholders from across the internet governance and digital rights arenas in Africa and beyond, took place in Lusaka, Zambia, from September 26-29, 2022.

Over the course of four days, FIFAfrica22 agenda featured panels, workshops, exhibitions, and presentations focused on advancing the digital transformation for sustainable development in the continent. 

Tracy Sinkamba Faustin, International Research and Project Management Coordinatior along with Abudu-Sallam Waiswa, Head of Legal at the Uganda Communications Commission and Research Consultant at the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network hosted a session on September 28, 2022 on the upcoming key findings of the data collection, a landmark effort to provide a global mapping of cross-border digital policies for Africa. 

A key outcome of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Cross-border Digital Policies for Africa 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 has been prepared by a team at Research ICT Africa (RIA).

About the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Cross-border Digital Policies for Africa Project

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.

The 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).