The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 is set to kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event will run from 27 to 29 September 2017.

The two-day event is organized by Collaboration for International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). It will see 250 participants from more than 35 countries come together to discuss Internet governance and online rights in Afrika.

Recognised as one of the top Africa tech-preneurs in Africa, Rebecca Enonchong, founder of the global enterprise application solutions provider AppsTech, will give a keynote address and also share insights as a panellist, on big data in Africa.

The Forum will serve as a platform to mark the second year of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), in partnership with UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa. Speakers shall include representatives from the Southern African Development Community, media houses and the UNESCO Regional Director for Southern Africa.

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