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.