Partners for Development focus of Arab Internet Governance Forum

arab-igf-2013The 2nd annual Arab Internet Governance Forum was recently held in Algiers, Algeria under the theme “Partners for Development.” Discussions focused on cyber security, freedom of the internet, the creation of infrastructure, and online opportunities for youth.

The Algerian government took the opportunity to emphasize its commitment to developing technology among Arab nations. The Minister of Foreign Affairs acknowledged the link between internet and “cultural, social, and economic life” along with the need of internet governance to ensure national security.

Participants made numerous recommendations for improving the online ecosystem of North Africa.

Arab IGF is held under the joint umbrella of the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA). Sponsors for this year’s event included Algerie Telecom, Nedjma, and Mobilis. See more from Original post here

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