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ICANN plans launch of forum to support in Africa - ITREALMS

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has concluded plans to launch a new regional pilot event, the Africa Engagement Forum, reports 
The event, ITREALMS gathered is part of the Africa Regional Plan and has been slated to take place from 19- 20 May 2021.

The Africa Engagement Forum will be dedicated to bringing the African community together and supporting their work within ICANN. The forum will include active working groups and policy development processes for the Domain Name System (DNS), related to ICANN and its constituencies.

"It will also provide ICANN org with the opportunity to have a dedicated platform to gather, follow-up, and coordinate the work being done with the regional community."

The meeting will span two days, and will include a high-level panel and sessions covering updates from ICANN org and the community. One of the main features of the event will be the Africa Community Public Forum on the second day. The sessions will enable discussions on a broad range of Internet-related topics and inform the regional audience on the latest issues of concern to industry stakeholders.

ICANN source disclosed that the 
full agenda is available, whereas there would be interpretation in both French and Portuguese, stressing that all attendees are required to register.

Nenye Dom/Editor

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