The ITU annual regional human capacity building workshop on “Strengthening capacities in Internet governance in Africa” was held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 27-29 August 2018. The workshop was organized by the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau in partnership with DiploFoundation and hosted by the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) of Nigeria.
The objectives of the workshop were to strengthen capacities of the ITU membership in the field of Internet governance, involving different stakeholders in the delivery of the workshop, and to provide a general overview of key aspects related to international Internet governance discussions. This corresponds to the outcomes of the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) 2017, where ITU Member States agreed that capacity building of the ITU membership in international Internet governance is one of the priority issues to be addressed by ITU’s capacity building programme.
This workshop is the second in a series of regional Internet governance capacity development events that ITU is organizing in collaboration with other stakeholders. The experience from these workshops will feed into the further development of ITU’s capacity development and training programmes in the field of Internet governance, which are offered under the umbrella of the ITU Academy.