Who We Are?
The Internet Governance Forum Afghanistan (IGFA) is an annual event aimed at addressing issues such as access, infrastructure, quality of services, local content and local apps, cyber security, online safety, policy and regulatory environment, and community engagement. It is bringing diverse stakeholders such as government ministries, intergovernmental agencies, business community, civil society and technical and academic communities under a single platform to discuss challenges and propose solutions. IGFA will identify local problems and propose solutions; provide a capacity building opportunity to young people around IG; discuss and identify new project ideas and have them scrutinized by experts. IGFA brings local and international experts together to share knowledge and experiences and to help create a platform for people who could debate issues around IG and SDGs. IGFA is organized by Internet Society (ISOC) Afghanistan in partnership with key Internet stakeholders.
1) Creating a massive awareness among key stakeholders, decision makers, communities and journalists on the internet issues
2) Sharing information on the current state and future of Internet Governance, and technologies for business, society and education
3) Sharing experiences and insight on issues that can be addressed through the IGFA meetings and workshops.
4) Creating political will among the leadership around IG and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and forging partnerships with key players.