WASIG

WASIG Application

The 2nd West African School of Internet Governance (WASIG)

Call for applications for the West African School on Internet Governance

The ECOWAS Commission as the Secretariat for the West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) along with the WAIGF Team plan to organise the 11th edition of the West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) from 25 to 26 July 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia. The WAIGF will include, the 2nd West African School on Internet Governance (WASIG) to be organised from 22 to 24 July 2019.

Curriculum: The school is structured as a three day (3) intensive learning program covering the following:

·        History of the Internet

·        Internet policies and regulations and lessons for West Africa

·        The Internet governance debate and multistakeholderism

·        Critical Internet resources

·        Cybersecurity, Sustainable Development Goals and emerging issues

·        Internet governance and social issues

·        A practical exercise on a key Internet Governance issue affecting West Africa

Applications Stakeholders from West Africa are invited to apply. Prospective candidates should 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. Candidates should be from all stakeholder groups including:

·        Youth and Women groups

·        Government offices and Regulatory agencies

·        Security and Defence forces

·        Academia and technical community

·        Archives, Libraries and Documentation centres

·        Civil society

·        Private Sector

·        Parliament

·        Media

·        West African regional institutions, etc

Women and youth are particularly encouraged to apply.

Funding WASIG has limited funding from ECOWAS and partners such as Google and Facebook. In this context only a limited number of successful applicants will be provided sponsorship to cover:

·        Air travel (Economy class ticket or road travel)

·        Accommodation (The WASIG policy is that participants will share rooms, however participants may stay in a single room without sharing provided that they will cover the additional cost directly).

·        Meals (food or its cost is provided during the training days)

In view of the limited number of available scholarships, self-funded participants are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are kindly requested to complete the online form and submit it by 22th June, 2019. For further information on WAIGF and WASIG, please visit the website - www.waigf.org

Appel à candidatures pour l’école ouest-africaine sur la gouvernance de l'Internet La Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) est l'une des Communautés économiques régionales (CER) de l'Union africaine comprenant les quinze pays suivants: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambie, Ghana, Guinée, La Guinée Bissau, le Libéria, le Mali, le Niger, le Nigéria, le Sénégal, la Sierra Leone et le Togo ont une superficie totale de 6,1 millions de km2 et une population de près de 370 millions d'habitants. En tant que Secrétariat du Forum sur la gouvernance de l'Internet en Afrique de l'Ouest (WAIGF), la Commission de la CEDEAO avec l'équipe WAIGF prévoit d'organiser la 10ème édition du Forum ouest-africain sur la gouvernance de l'Internet (WAIGF) du 25 au 26 juillet 2019 à Banjul, Gambie. Le WAIGF organisera la deuxième école ouest-africaine sur la gouvernance de l'Internet (WASIG) du 22 au 24 juillet 2019. L'objectif principal de WASIG est de renforcer les capacités des parties prenantes ouest-africaines sur les questions de gouvernance de l'Internet (GI) en général et en particulier sur les questions d’actualité et celles émergentes en Afrique de l'Ouest. Les exercices de renforcement des capacités et de sensibilisation sur la gouvernance de l'Internet permettront aux participants de bien se préparer pour contribuer aux niveaux national, régional, continental et mondial au processus du GI. Curriculum La formation est structurée comme un programme d'apprentissage intensif de trois jours (3) couvrant:
  • A practical exercise on a key Internet Governance issue affecting West Africa
  • Histoire de l'Internet
  • Politiques et réglementations Internet et les leçons qu’en tire l'Afrique de l'Ouest
  • Le débat sur la gouvernance de l'Internet et le processus multi acteurs
  • Ressources Internet critiques
  • Cybersécurité, objectifs de développement durable et questions émergentes
  • Gouvernance de l'Internet et questions sociales
  • Un exercice pratique sur un problème clé de gouvernance de l'Internet touchant l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Candidatures Les parties prenantes d'Afrique de l'Ouest sont invitées à postuler. Les candidats potentiels devraient être impliqués en tant qu'acteurs clés ou décideurs dans les processus de gouvernance de l'Internet ou de politique des TIC. Ils devraient également être en mesure de contribuer maintenant ou bientôt aux activités et / ou processus de GI au sein de leurs institutions, pays, continent et au niveau mondial. Les candidats seront issus de différents groupes de parties prenantes, y compris les:
  • Groupes de jeunes et de femmes
  • Bureaux gouvernementaux et agences de réglementation
  • Forces de sécurité et de défense
  • Communauté technique et académique
  • Archives, bibliothèques et centres de documentation
  • Société civile
  • Secteur privé
  • Parlement
  • Médias
  • Institutions régionales ouest-africaines, etc.
Les femmes et les jeunes sont particulièrement encouragés à postuler. Financement WASIG a un financement limité de la CEDEAO et des partenaires. Dans ce contexte, seul un nombre limité de candidats sélectionnés recevront un parrainage pour couvrir: · Voyage en avion (billet en classe économique ou en voiture)· Hébergement (La politique de WASIG est que chaque chambres doit être occupée par deux participants, cependant tout participant désirant rester dans une chambre individuelle devra payer les coûts supplémentaires directement).· Repas (la nourriture ou son coût est fourni pendant les jours de formation) Compte tenu du nombre limité de bourses disponibles, les participants autofinancés sont fortement encouragés à postuler. Les candidats sont priés de remplir le formulaire ci-joint et de le soumettre avant le 22 juin 2019. Pour de plus amples informations sur WAIGF et WASIG, veuillez visiter le site Web www.waigf.org
The First (1st) West African School of Internet Governance (WASIG)

Call for applications for the West African School on Internet Governance

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is one of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the African Union comprising the following fifteen countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo with a total area of 6.1 million km2 and a population of nearly 370 million inhabitants. As the Secretariat for West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF), ECOWAS with the WAIGF Team plans to organize the 11th edition of the West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) from 26 to 27 July 2018 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The WAIGF will include, the 2nd West African School on Internet Governance (WASIG) to be organized from 23 to 25 July 2018. The WASIG’s main objective is to build capacity of West African stakeholders on Internet Governance (IG) issues in general and in particular on prevailing and emerging issues in West Africa. The capacity building and awareness raising exercises on Internet Governance will ensure that the participants are well prepared to contribute at the national, regional, continental and global levels of the IG process. Curriculum The school is structured as a three day (3) intensive learning program covering the following:
  • History of the Internet
  • Internet policies and regulations and lessons for West Africa
  • The Internet governance debate and multistakeholderism
  • Critical Internet resources
  • Cybersecurity, Sustainable Development Goals and emerging issues
  • Internet governance and social issues
  • A practical exercise on a key Internet Governance issue affecting West Africa
Applications Stakeholders from West Africa are invited to apply. Prospective candidates should 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. Candidates should be from all stakeholder groups including:
  • Youth and Women groups
  • Government offices and Regulatory agencies
  • Security and Defence forces
  • Academia and technical community
  • Archives, Libraries and Documentation centres
  • Civil society
  • Private Sector
  • Parliament
  • Media
  • West African regional institutions, etc
Women and youth are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding WASIG has limited funding from ECOWAS and partners such as Google and Facebook. In this context only a limited number of successful applicants will be provided sponsorship to cover:
  • Air travel (Economy class ticket or road travel)
  • Accommodation (The WASIG policy is that participants will share rooms, however participants may stay in a single room without sharing provided that they will cover the additional cost directly).
  • Meals (food or its cost is provided during the training days)
In view of the limited number of available scholarships, self-funded participants are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are kindly requested to complete the online form and submit it by 30th June, 2018. For further information on WAIGF and WASIG, please visit the website - www.waigf.org