Forum On Internet Governance in Angola Serves for Integration of Ideas


The 2nd Forum on Internet Governance in Southern Africa is expected to serve for upgrading and integration of ideas, aiming for the development of the sector in SADC region.

This was said to Angop on Tuesday by the NEPAD secretary for telecommunications, Edmund Katiti, at the opening of the 2nd Forum on Internet Governance in Southern Africa, taking place on 6-7 August in Luanda.

The official considered the meeting to be extremely important for interchange of ideas and creation of consensus because internet is part of the population's life.

"Africa needs to have a coordinated and effective voice on how internet governance will be carried out, reason why NEPAD and AU commission are active", he said.

Divided into eight panels, the forum is discussing themes such as "Principles of internet governance and cooperation reinforcement", "Access and diversity", "Internet governance for the development", "Security, opening and diversity, management of critical resources of internet and emerging problems.

The meeting is being attended by telecommunication experts from Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania, DR Congo, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Mauritius, Zambia and Lesotho.