Editions of WAIGF Program

* The Thematic Conferences * Training Workshops-Workshop * Discussion Panels * The B2B Expos
The place for each family of actors to discuss with the participants on specific topics relevant to its responsibilities and/or competence A unique opportunity for the actors to raise awareness, in a targeted and playful way, the participants on the subtopics of the Forum. Conference-debate on the theme “Digital Security for socio-economic development and peace”, presenting a panel of speakers, who will expose and debate each on their point of view to implement the tools needed to achieve this goal A B2B exhibition space for innovative solutions during the forum to give visibility to local players in the digital ecosystem


In the framework of the organization of the West Africa Forum on Internet governance, the ECOWAS commission will chose a Member State to host the event.

Indeed, the stakes of the Internet are now beyond the mere role of “communication tool” that it was in its early days. As the issues associated with it are numerous, the governance of the Internet is now seen as a broader concept that includes different issues both political and technical. Africa has seen the interest of participating in international negotiations on Internet governance, in order to contribute to the development of the continent, is very active on the subject since the WSIS process.

Thus, Government of a Member State will actively supports the event and decides to wear it as one of the initiatives fulfilling the objectives of making the Member State, a platform for digital services in West Africa, but Also a central hub of the digital regional.

The edition of the WAIGF will bring together stakeholders in the Internet governance of the sub-region in order to discuss and exchange on good practices and the development of the Internet, and to foster a sharing of experiences and knowledge thus allowing an overall view of the position of the sub-region in matters of ICTs and the Internet.


9th Edition of WAIGF Program

WAIGF Edition 9th edition of the WAIGF Other Conference Activities
Theme: Digital Security for Socio-Economic Development and Peace Presentation
Date: 27 - 28 July, 2017 Organizers
Venue: Golden Tulip le Diplomate, Cotonou (Click here for hotel information) Sponsors
Registration: Click here for Online Registration Speakers
Agenda: Click here to download Agenda Conference Video
Communique: 9th WAIGF Communique - 28 July 2017 Photo Gallery
The 8th Session of WAIGF: Date: 17th - 18th November 2016
Venue: Niamey Palais des Congrès, Niamey, Niger Republic
THEME: IMPLEMENTING A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER MODEL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTERNET IN WEST AFRICA Online Registration is now closed Click here for Remote Participation information All sessions presentations can be found here Click here for updated Agenda. More Information for your Trip to Niamey,Niger We need your support to achieve another successful Regional Forum, kindly get intouch with us.

WAIGF 2015Abuja, Nigeria

Wednesday 16 December 2015

WAIGF 2015 Abuja, Nigeria
The 7 th session of West Africa Regional Forum was held in Abuja, hosted by ECOWAS . In representation were government officials from :
  • Burkina Faso
  • Senegal
  • Niger
  • Benin and
  • Cote d’Ivoire
Other countries that were represented were:
  • Burkina Faso
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Benin
  • Ghana
  • Niger
  • Togo
Organizations represented were:
  • NIRA
  • ISOC
Attached are the documents for the forum,
The program
The Communique’
The Final Report(EN)