The program helps different stakeholder group to get comprehensive and structured knowledge on Internet governance. To better understand the complexity related to Internet governance and its importance in the future of the Internet.

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NSIG 2021 Agenda

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  • December 30, 2021
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Day X

Friday: July 5

Time : 2:00 pm WAT


Topic: Internet Governance 101 and preparatory briefing

Speaker : Caleb Ogundele

Moderator: Joshua Josh

Day 0

July 7, 2019


Session 1: Getting to know one another, overview

of the school and introduction to the practicum

Practicum Topics: For Policy Briefs
1. Privacy, Digital Rights and Human rights issues

2. Internet Shutdown in Africa

3. Fake News and Dis-Information

4. Access and digital Inclusion

5. Cross border data governance (e-commerce) and data localisation

6. Youth Initiatives and  Multistakeholderism Internet Governance Issues

This practicum will lead to a presentation of white paper / policy brief that the faculties will refine and send to concerned Government Agencies

Day 1

July 8, 2019


Session 2: History Overview of the Internet and Internet governance (Global, Regional and National )

Scope: A brief story about the internet and Internet governance. How it got to Nigeria, How the internet works, who develops internet protocols and standards, and a general overview of internet architecture. Who are the key players

Mary Uduma


Session 3: Broader mapping of IG and the institutional Ecosystem: who does what, where? What IG issues are dealt with by which institutions or forums at regional, national and global level.

Scope: Overview of the Internet governance ecosystem and of key institutions and role players in internet governance at the national, subregional, regional and Global level. The presentation will look at the role of government, and or other stakeholders, and where the multi-stakeholder approach fits in

Caleb Ogundele


Session 4: The Internet addressing system: numbers and names

Scope: Overview of internet names and numbers and how they are managed globally, regionally and nationally focusing on ICANN and AfriNIC and NIRA as CcTLD


Format: Presentation followed by an interactive discussion.

Mohammed Rudman


Tea Break


Session 5: Diplomacy and Multi-stakeholder approaches to internet governance at the international/regional level: achievements and challenges

Scope: What is Diplomacy and the multi-stakeholder approach? Who are the internet’s stakeholders? How to understand the GeoPolitics.  Perspectives from industry and from government and civil society. Power, inclusion and exclusion in decision-making that impacts on the internet.

Stories and analysis of national experiences

Segun Olugbile


Session 6: The state of internet access and

infrastructure in Nigeria.

Scope: Overview of availability and affordability of internet access and how policy and regulation

impacts on this. This session will also look at

different solutions to the access divide, including the role of the regulator

Raymond Onuoha




Session 7:

PRACTICUM I – Participants’ experience of internet governance in Nigeria: Issues, processes, institutions. What works well, what does not? Why not?

Scope: Participants will break out into groups and talk about all the processes/institutions they are aware of and have been part of sharing experience and assessing what they feel works well, and what does not work well, and why not?

All faculty

03:30 -04:30

Session 8: Legal Aspects of Internet Governance

Scope:  This section will interrogate the regulatory issues around the Nigerian Internet governance space. This will cover current issues and regulatory proclamations / initiatives Nigerian

Kemabonta Inye


Tea Break

04:50 -06:00

Session 9: Economic and Development Aspect of  Internet Governance. Africa and Nigeria’s case studies: how can Nigeria maximise its potential?

Chuks Okoriekwe

Day 2

July 9, 2019

Theme: ( Emerging Issues)


Review of Day One: Questions and answers.


Session 10: Data protection and privacy

challenges in Nigeria. ( Legal Issues) 1 & 2

Scope: An overview of the data protection and

privacy landscape in Nigeria including .the status of

data protection legislation in Nigeria. Issues around the so-called “right to be forgotten”, and global discussion on the GDPR

Babalola Olumide


Session 11: Privacy, Encryption, Cyber Security, IoT

Scope: The state of IoT in African and initiative around Nigerian. Cybersecurity in Nigeria: concepts, trends in

policy and issues at stake for all stakeholders.

Regulations around cybercrimes and cybersecurity

Mr. Segun Olugible

Caleb Ogundele


Tea Break ( Group Photograph )

10:35 – 11:35

Session 12: Digital Rights, Advocacy  and Emerging Tech Issues

Scope: This section will be examining the intersection of Digital Rights, Advocacy and emerging technologies such as AI, ML, Algorithmic Justice and how the bias affects us and our daily life.

‘Gbenga Sesan


Session 13: Gender, Social Cultural  Issues / Inclusion in Internet governance

Scope: This session hopes to   surrounding gender, Children and vulnerable people’s right, those affected by terrorist acts depriving them of access e.t.c

Tope Ogundipe


Session 14: Addressing Internet Governance Issues in Nigeria.

Subset:  Youth Initiatives in Multistakeholderism

Format: Panel Session

Scope: This will be a general interaction with specific industry and next-generation leaders  which will interrogate youth related issues on Internet Governance

Joshua Josh/ Mary Uduma / Gabreal Odunsi/ Bolutife Adisa/ Rildwan Oloyede

Moderator: Uffa Modey




Group Presentation

All Faculty Members supporting groups they worked with.


 Closing Ceremony: Evaluation, Wrap up, handover of certificates

 Gala dinner