Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently announced the launch of a new regional pilot event, the Africa Engagement Forum. The event, part of the Africa Regional Plan, held from 19th to 20th May 2021.

The Africa Engagement Forum was dedicated to bringing the African community together and supporting their work within ICANN. The forum included active working groups and policy development processes for the Domain Name System (DNS), related to ICANN and its constituencies. It was also an opportunity for CANN to have a dedicated platform to gather, follow-up, and coordinate the work being done with the regional community.

The two days meeting featured a high-level panel and sessions covering updates from ICANN and the community. One of the main features of the event was the Africa Community Public Forum on the second day. The sessions enabled discussions on a broad range of Internet-related topics and informed the regional audience on the latest issues of concern to industry stakeholders.