Program

View the Africa DNS Virtual Forum 2021 Agenda

Theme: EVOLVING THE DNS ECOSYSTEM IN AFRICA

TIME (UTC) SESSION PRESENTER

09:00 – 09:30

09:30 – 10:00

 

Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Barrack Otieno – AFTLD

Panelists:

  • Ali Hadji Mmadi – President – AFTLD
  • Mouhamet Diop – Chairman – AfRegistrar 
  • Pierre Dandjinou – VP Stakeholder Engagement Africa – ICANN Org
  • Hadja Ouatarra Sanon – Minister of Digital Economy, Postal Services and Digital Transformation – Republic of Burkina Faso

Keynote: Evolving the DNS Ecosystem in Africa –

Neil Dundas – CEO – DNS Africa

SESSION RECORDING

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10:30 – 11:30

Panel: Discussion on the Evolving DNS Ecosystem in Africa, With Focus on:

  • Technical Issues
  • Business Issues

Legal and Regulatory Issues

Moderator: Oluniyi Ajao – Web4Africa

Panelists:

  • Michael Musya – Afriregister
  • Joel Karubiu – KeNIC
  • Edith Udeagu – NIRA
  • Elena Plexida – ICANN

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13:00 – 14:30

Panel: Showcases From Established and New National DNS Forum Initiatives Across Africa

 

Interactive Discussion on the Opportunities and Challenges of National DNS Forums

Moderator:  Bob Ochieng – ICANN 

Panelists: 

  • Harold Adjaho – ISOC BENIN  Benin DNS Forum
  • Tomboye Ebrahim – ADETIC – Chad DNS Forum
  • Jasper Mangwana – ISOC Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe DNS Forum
  • Albert Kamga – ANTIC – Cameroon DNS Forum
  • Joe Marwa – KeNIC – Kenya DNS Forum

SESSION RECORDING

 

TIME (UTC) SESSION PRESENTER
09:00 – 10:30 Panel: Strengthening Collaboration Within the DNS Ecosystem in Africa Moderator: Angela Matlapeng, AFTLD 

Keynote: Mouhamet Diop – AfRegistrar

Panelists:

  • Me Assietou Thiam Diakhate – ECOBANK
  • Samantha Fezeu, ICANN IPC
  • Seun Ojedeji – AFRALO 
  • Mouhamet Diop – AfRegistrar

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11:30 – 13:00 Panel: Emerging Issues in the DNS Technical Landscape

 

Q&A Session:

Emerging Issues in the DNS Technical Landscape

Moderator: Simon Balthazar – doTZ

Keynote: Overview of Emerging Issues in the DNS Technical Landscape – 

Adiel Akplogan – VP for Technical Engagement – ICANN org

Panelists:

  • Samir Moussa – ATI
  • Amreesh Phokeer – ISOC
  • Calvin Browne – DNS Africa
  • Adiel Akplogan – ICANN Org

SESSION RECORDING

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13:30 – 14:45 Improved Collaboration Within Fora and Symposium in Africa*

Moderator: Yaovi Atohoun – ICANN

Presenter: Prof. Nii Quaynor – Africa Internet Summit

Other Panelists:

  • Pierre Dandjinou – VP Stakeholder Engagement, Africa – ICANN
  • Ali Hadji Mmadi – President – AFTLD
  • Mouhamet Diop – Chairman – AfRegistrar

SESSION RECORDING

14:45 – 15:00 Closing Session Moderator: Yaovi Atohoun – ICANN    

Panelists:

  • Pierre Dandjinou – VP Stakeholder Engagement, Africa – ICANN 
  • Ali Hadji Mmadi – President – AFTLD
  • Mouhamet Diop – Chairman – AfRegistrar

    *This session has been updated