ais logos spAfrican Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is the Regional Internet Registry for Africa headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. It is responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources (IP address space and Autonomous System Numbers) in Africa and the Indian Ocean region. AFRINIC ensures equitable and efficient distribution of Internet number resources to the African Internet community to support Internet technology usage and development across the continent. More on AFRINIC can be found at www.afrinic.net 


About African Network Operators Group (AfNOG)

AfNOG is a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG aims at building a community of engineers helping each other operate Internet Infrastructure in Africa, and on the Global Internet as well as promote the discussion of issues relating to the implementation of new networks that require community cooperation. More on AfNOG can be found at www.afnog.org 


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About Internet Service Providers in DRC (ISPA-DRC)

logo ISPAISPA DRC is the virtual host for AIS’21 Online.ISPA-DRC works on contributing to the development of the Internet industry and defending the interests of Internet Service Providers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ISPA-DRC has a membership of 11 ISPs from DRC. More on ISPA-DRC can be found at http://www.ispa-drc.cd



About AF*

AF* are organisations that constitute the African Internet ecosystem. These organisations today constitute the ecosystem of the African Internet. They cover the following areas: Numbers (AFRINIC), Security (AfGWG, AfricaCERT), Community and Policy (AIG, AfGWG), Capacity building (All AF*), Research and Education (AfREN), Infrastructure (AFPIF), Names (AfTLD), Registry (Afregistrar). Other organisations in Africa are emerging within the ecosystem.


  • AfricaCERT (The AFRICA Computer Emergency Response Team) - consists of trusted computer incident response teams devoted to cooperating to handle computer security incidents and promote incident prevention programs. More on AfricaCERT can be found at https://www.africacert.org/about-us/
  • AfRegistrar (The African Registrar) - ICANN Accredited Registrars based in the African Continent to Facilitate the fulfilment and the completion of the missing links for the African Continent to catch up for the Domain Name Gap in Africa. More on Afregistrar can be found at www.afregistrar.org 
  • AfTLD (The African Top Level Domain Organisation) - is a non-profit organisation for coordinating, formulating, developing and presenting a unified approach to issues related to the Domain Name System. More on AfTLD can be found at https://www.aftld.org/
  • AfREN (The African Research and Education Networking) - a Unit of the Association of African Universities (AAU), was set up to promote national and regional research and education network in Africa. More on AfREN can be found at https://aau.org/current-projects/afren/
  • AfPIF (The African Peering and Interconnection Forum) - is an ISOC initiative addressing the key interconnection, peering, and traffic exchange opportunities and challenges providing participants with global and regional insights for maximising opportunities that will help grow Internet infrastructure and services in Africa. More on AfPIF can be found at https://www.afpif.org/
  • AfIGF (The African Internet Governance Forum) - was formally launched in Nairobi, during the global Internet Governance Forum in 2011. The First AfIGF was held
in 2012 in Cairo Egypt. The AfIGF takes on board representatives from governments, businesses and non-governmental organisations and addresses Internet Governance issues in the continent to provide substantive input to the global IGF process. More on AfIGF can be found at https://www.afigf.africa/
  • ICANN Africa - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key technical services critical to the continued operations of the Internet’s underlying address book, the Domain Name System (DNS). More on ICANN can be found at https://www.icann.org/
  • ISOC Africa (The Internet Society) - Is present in Africa through its African chapters. ISOC was officially formed in January 1992 and engages in a wide array of activities including policy, governance, technology and development. ISOC has consistently supported AF* organisations in capacity building initiatives since the early 1990s. From 1993 to 2001, a number of professionals have been trained in the design, operation, maintenance and management of Internetworks during the annual Internet Society (ISOC) Network Training Workshop. More on ISOC Africa can be found at https://www.internetsociety.org/regions/africa/