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ICANN Launches the Africa Engagement Forum Supporting Community’s Work in the Region

ISTANBUL - 30 April 2021

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today the launch of a new regional pilot event, the Africa Engagement Forum. The event, part of the Africa Regional Plan, will take place from 19- 20 May 2021.

The Africa Engagement Forum will be dedicated to bringing the African community together and supporting their work within ICANN. The forum will include active working groups and policy development processes for the Domain Name System (DNS), related to ICANN and its constituencies. It will also provide ICANN org with the opportunity to have a dedicated platform to gather, follow-up, and coordinate the work being done with the regional community.

The meeting will span two days, and will include a high-level panel and sessions covering updates from ICANN org and the community. One of the main features of the event will be the Africa Community Public Forum on the second day. The sessions will enable discussions on a broad range of Internet-related topics and inform the regional audience on the latest issues of concern to industry stakeholders.

The full agenda is available here. Interpretation in both French and Portuguese will be provided.

All attendees are required to register here.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.