The “IGF Academy” was funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The programme is being implemented by the consortium of iRights, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and LIRNEasia. The project is led by iRights in cooperation with APC and LIRNEasia.
This project seeks to foster and enhance freedom of expression on the Internet and inclusive and transparent national Internet governance and policy processes through the creation and/or consolidation of multistakeholder, national Internet Governance structures in Africa and Asia. Fellows from four African and four Asian countries will be supported in the creation and/or consolidation of multistakeholder, national Internet governance structures.
The academy offers its fellows mentoring from internationally renowned experts in the Internet governance process and a platform for peer-learning and networking among experts locally, regionally and at a global level. Fellows will also take part in regional workshops with peers from other countries, as well as in the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The IGF Academy thus contributes to a (cross)regional and UN global dialogue on freedom of expression and information preparing for the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
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