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Ghana Internet Governance Forum 2016

The 2016 Ghana Internet Governance Forum (IGF) comes off on Thursday, 18 August 2016 at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in IT under the theme,Building a StrongMulti-Stakeholder Model for a Sustainable Development of the Internet in Ghana

The event, which is being jointly convened by the Ministry of Communication and the Internet Society in Ghana, will be opened by Hon. Dr. Edward OmaneBoamah, Minister of Communications.

The Forum will discuss key issues on Internet governance in Ghana, such as cyber security, affordable access, critical internet infrastructure, data protection and openness, child safety and many other topical issues on global IGF scenes, which are also relevant to Ghana.

Speaking on the importance of this year’s forum, Mr. Eric Akumiah, coordinator IGF, Ghana said, “this year we want to focus on the model that will help us create awareness on Internet government issues and sustain the discussions into the future.”

Internet Governance forums seek to bring stakeholders together to meet and share experience on what they have been doing and collaborate where the need arises to develop the Internet.

A West Africa and Africa regional IGFs are held annually to discuss cross-border issues on the Internet. Ghana’s position on key issues from the Ghana IGF will be articulated at Global IGF which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico from 6-9 December 2016.

About Ghana IGF
Ghana IGF is a forum that seeks to bring all stakeholders of the Internet including users, network operators, lawyers, and software developers etc., to discuss governance issues around the Internet in Ghana. The 2016 Ghana IGF is being held in the light of massive infrastructure developments over the last few year and issues of security online. For more information about the meeting, please visit the forum website http://Ghanaigf.org

For further information, & RSVP, please contact:  Vera Doku (0244627994) Media Liaison

Ghana IGF Planning Committee


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