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Applications Open for the West African School on Internet Governance 2022

The application for the West African School on Internet Governance is now ongoing and you are specially invited to apply.  

The ECOWAS Commission as the Secretariat for the West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) along with the WAIGF Team plan to organise the 14th edition of the West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) from 26 to 27 May 2022. To precede the WAIGF is the 5th West African School on Internet Governance (WASIG) to be organised from 23 to 25 May 2022.


The school is structured as a three (3) day intensive learning program intended to introduce participants to Internet governance (IG) from the global and West African perspective. The format will include fireside discussions with experts in the field and participation in the Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa’s (PRIDA) virtual training platform. Certificates will be issued to participants who successfully complete the training. The key areas covered by the program are:

  • Evolution of the Internet and history of IG
  • Mapping of IG processes and actors
  • Classifications of IG issues (infrastructure, legal, economic and development) from African contexts
  • In-depth analysis of opportunities and challenges of emerging issues (cybersecurity, digital economy, human rights) from the West African context
  • A practical exercise on a key Internet Governance issue affecting West Africa

Applications: Stakeholders from West Africa are invited to apply. Prospective candidates should ideally be involved as key actors or decision-makers in Internet governance or ICT policy processes. They should also be able to contribute now or soon to IG activities or/and processes within their institutions, countries, continent and globally.

Women and youth are particularly encouraged to apply. Spaces are limited. Candidates are kindly requested to complete the online form and submit it by 30 April 2022. For further information on WAIGF and WASIG, please visit the website –

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