School Reports

NASIG 2020

NASIG 2020 Report

Due to COVID 19 pandemic, the North African School on Internet Governance was held virtually at the beginning of 2021 rather than during 2020, precisely from 3 to 6 February 2021. It was hosted by the Mauritanian Government and opened by his excellency Ould Salem, Mauritanian Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research & ICTs.

The school was organized in 6 sessions over 2 full days. The lectures were about:
     • Internet Governance: History, Principles and objectives
     • Realizing the Digital transformation
     • Data Protection and Privacy
     • Cybersecurity in post COVID context
     • Block-chain and Crypto Future
The sixth session was A practicum one for the learners to present their projects

The lecturers were Experts in their field from North Africa and, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe

222 persons registered for the SIG from the 7 countries of North Africa, namely Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Sudan.

93 attended the NASIG 2020
     • 23 attended the full 6 sessions
     • 11 attended 5 sessions
     • 4 attended 4 sessions
     • 11 attended 3 sessions
     • 14 attended 2 sessions
     • 30 attended 1 session only

An attendance certificate has been given to 49 among the participants who attended 3 sessions and more.