Forum Reports


North African IGF Meeting 2017

The First annual of the North African IGF was held in SharmEscheikh, Egypt, on 2-3 December 2017, at the kind invitation of NTRA, under the overarching theme “Towards an Inclusive Digital Opportunity for North Africa

The meeting was held back to back with the African IGF (4-6 December 2017) and consisted in the four followinving sessions:

Session 1: Internet Governance Processes in North Africa and Globally

This session contributions and discussions focused on

Session 2: Enabling Environment, realizing the Digital Transformation

This session contributions and discussions the covered the following subjects

Session 3: Towards an inclusive trustworthy Internet in North Africa

This session dealt with the following questions

Session 4: Shaping the future of Internet Governance in North Africa

This session has been dedicated to a general review of the main challenges of the North African region in developing internet governance. Most of the contributions dealt with improvements in the NAIGF annual meetingprocessus.The following aspects were identified through the discussions:

The NAIGF way forward
    • call upon the North African Internet Governance community to extend and openthe participation to the widest possible extent
    • encourage the countries of the region to create their own national IGF, open to stakeholders as stated in the WSIS outcomes
    • Invite the NAIGF MAG to continue Focusing on the realization of NAIGF objectives
    • Ask the NAIGF MAG to prospect ways and means toenlarge its contribution to and cooperation with other regional and sub-regional IGFs, notably the Arab IGF.