Dot Africa presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius

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This session provides delegates an inside look at a major Internet governance initiative in the region, Dot Africa. It will cover a wide range of issues from technical foundations to regional branding, and shed light on the new opportunities in Africa for presenting a regional voice in the emerging global Internet community.

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Dot Africa presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius

  1. 1. dotAfrica (.Africa) project : The road ahead By Koffi Fabrice DJOSSOU (Africa Liaison, UNIFORUM ZACR) YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013
  2. 2. Overview • Introduction • 4 Key Issues: • The landscape of the Internet ? • dotAfrica (.Africa) TLD : benefitting Africa • The launch and timeline • A Protection mechanism and launch strategy ? • Conclusion YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013
  3. 3. YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013
  4. 4. The bright spot – dotAfrica (.Africa) • One of the powerful business model for the continent !! • Makes sense as a way to reach an ever more integrated continent for companies, organizations, … looking to be more than just .MU, .KE, .NA, .ZA • Makes sense for businesses from outside, hoping to reach a specifically African audience – like a .Asia or .EU • Makes sense as a focal point for any number of programs aimed at improving capacity 4 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013
  5. 5. dotAfrica (.Africa) TLD: benefitting Africa • • • • • Development of African thought leadership and technical innovation; Source DNS candidates from Africa; Training, assistance and exposure to global DNS environment; Skills transfer; Establish and GROW African based operational capacity. Benefits to African ccTLDs • • Registry Operations Skills and Enterprise Development Socio-Economic Development • • • • • • YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013 African ccTLD Development African Registrar Development Centre of Excellence Local content E-services E-applications .AFRICA Foundation Coordinate and support African socio-economic initiatives relating to ICT and Education.
  6. 6. YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013
  7. 7. RNL EXPLAINER VIDEO YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013
  8. 8. IT players in Mauritius can play a special role for dotAfrica (.Africa) ! • Technical capacity and organization! • Functional business-government relationship! • dotAfrica (.Africa) is ready to see Mauritius as a Partner… if you’re ready to PARTNER ! 8 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013
  9. 9. o Facebook : facebook/africandomain o Twitter : twitter.com/africandomain o Web: www.africainonespace.org/rnl YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013
  10. 10. Thank You YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT : MAURITIUS, 04 – 06 December 2013

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