|The First West African School of Internet Governance|
Call for applications for the First 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 10th edition of the West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) from 26 to 27 July 2018 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The WAIGF will include, for the first time a 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.
Women and youth are particularly encouraged to apply.
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