The 2016 Ghana Internet Governance Forum, IGF, holds Thursday, 18 August 2016 at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in IT.
The theme for the 2016 event is: ‘Building a Strong Multi-Stakeholder Model for a Sustainable Development of the Internet.
The event, which is being jointly convened by the Ministry of Communication and the Internet Society in Ghana, will be opened by Hon. Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications.
The Forum will discuss key issues on Internet governance in Ghana, such as cyber security, affordable access, critical internet infrastructure, data protection and openness, child safety and many other topical issues on global IGF scenes, which are also relevant to Ghana.
Speaking on the importance of this year’s forum, Mr. Eric Akumiah, coordinator IGF, Ghana said, “this year we want to focus on the model that will help us create awareness on Internet government issues and sustain the discussions into the future.”
Internet Governance forums seek to bring stakeholders together to meet and share experience on what they have been doing and collaborate where the need arises to develop the Internet.