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Full meetings of the GAC are usually conducted three times a year in conjunction with an ICANN public meeting. They may also be conducted intersessionally. GAC meetings are usually open. This part of the website provides access to past, present and future GAC meeting materials, including other calls and interactions the GAC has internally and with other groups.

HLGM Session 4. Support the Development of Meaningful Connectivity in Africa
14:30 - 16:00 UTC
Session Details:


  • Overview of the current State of Play (Challenges, Initiatives)
  • Report on main Coalition for Digital Africa initiatives


Chair: Ms. Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information and Communications Technology and Innovation, Republic of Rwanda & Chair of the HLGM.

Moderator: Ms. Gloria Atwine Katuuku, Acting Director for Planning, Research and Development, National Information Technology Authority Uganda.


Subject Matter Expert:

  • Overview of Digital Divide challenges and Meaningful Connectivity initiatives in Africa:

        - Mr. Mactar Seck, Chief of Section, Innovation and Technology, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)



  • Dr. Catherine Adeya, ICANN Board Member 
  • Mr. Emmanuel Manasseh, Acting Regional Director for Africa, ITU
  • Ms. Thelma Quaye, Chief Digital Infrastructure, Skills and Empowerment Officer, Smart Africa
  • Mr. Serge Sanou, Chair, Africa Top Level Domains Organization
  • Eng. Digima Babagana, Head, New Media & Information Security, Nigerian Communications Commission


Potential discussion points:

What are the main challenges African countries are facing in terms of Digital Divide? 

What are/can ICANN Org and ICANN Community do to support African countries in the development of their digital national ecosystem?


Session Recordings
Zoom Webinar Archive
English audio archive
Archive audio en français
Archivo de audio en español
Архив аудиозаписей на русском языке
أرشيف التسجيلات الصوتية باللغة العربية
Arquivo de áudio em português