Botswana School on Internet Governance

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Name of your School: Botswana School on Internet Governance
Is your School a global, regional or national initiative? national
Who is the convenor/s of your School? Cybersmart Botswana
Is your School targeting one specific stakeholder group (i.e. do you focus on young people)? The school, which will have its first meeting in 2023, will target multi stakeholders such as Government, Civil Society, Academia and the Private Sector
Region or country your School is based: Botswana
Year of foundation: 2023
Frequency of your School: annually
Duration of your School: 4 days
Besides Internet Governance do you focus on another sub topic? Cybersecurity, Digital Economy, Digital Citizenship, Digital Skills
Is your school associated with or co-located with any other event or process? No
What is the funding model of your SIG? Not for profit
Please provide the link to the website of your school:
Anything else you would like to tell us about your school? Hosted by Cybersmart Botswana in partnership with multiple stakeholders, the inaugural Botswana School on Internet Governance, will be a forum designed to facilitate discussions between participants from different stakeholder groups on the state of internet governance in Botswana. The discussions will look in to policy and implementation capacity adequacies and inadequacies in the country’s digitalization agenda, polices, internet regulation, legal frameworks and programmes. Participants will come from Government, Civil Society, International Development Agencies, Regulators, Academic and Private Sector.

The Forum will run over a four-day period with each of the four days dedicated to specific stakeholder sector.

The Botswana School on Internet Governance will look in to the role that each sector ought to play and its capacity needs to meaningfully contribute to comprehensive internet governance in relation to digital rights, connectivity roll out, digital economy, cybersecurity, digital skills, and more.

Each Track will produce an output document on ways through which the role of their sector in digital governance will be enhanced. The first event is scheduled for March 2023.