IBCA Called for Inclusion of African Businesses at ICANN Africa Strategy Meeting in Addis Ababa

The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA), an initiative of DotConnectAfrica that was Unveiled at ICANN 49 Public Forum in Toronto Canada and seeking to partner with ICANN and the African Businesses in a multi-stakeholder model of IG was invited to present its ideas at the just concluded African Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance meeting held at the UNECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 6-8 March 2013.

Invited to speak on the different sessions as a panelist, Ms. Bekele analyzed the African business scenario, noting that there was a need to identify the various stakeholders and define them within the multi-stakeholder model so that specific and strategic roles could be assigned. This, she emphasized, would be the best way to increase visibility of the African DNS market. “We are ready to collaborate with any other similar initiatives proposed at ICANN, however we should be cautious that we work on our own niche areas”. There is a lot to be done; therefore it should be acceptable that a single entry may not be enough. adapted from CircleID

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