West Africa School of Internet Governance

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Name of your School: West Africa School of Internet Governance
Is your School a global, regional or national initiative? regional
Who is the convenor/s of your School? Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Is your School targeting one specific stakeholder group (i.e. do you focus on young people)? Youth and Women groups, Civil society, Private Sector, Media, Government offices and Regulatory agencies, Security and Defence forces, Academia and technical community, Archives, Libraries, and Documentation centers, Parliament, West African regional institutions, etc.
Region or country your School is based: West Africa region
Year of foundation: 2018
Frequency of your School: annually
Duration of your School: 5 days
Besides Internet Governance do you focus on another sub topic? Regional cyber policies & priorities from member states
Is your school associated with or co-located with any other event or process? West Africa Internet Governance Forum and West Africa Youth IGF
What is the funding model of your SIG? Not for profit
Please provide the link to the website of your school: waigf.org/about-wasig/
Anything else you would like to tell us about your school? The WASIG’s main objective is to build capacity of West African stakeholders on Internet Governance (IG) issues in general and in particular on prevailing and emerging issues in West Africa. The capacity building and awareness raising exercises on Internet Governance will ensure that the participants are well prepared to contribute at the national, regional, continental and global levels of the IG process.