To see an Africa that is fully matured in e-Governance and Internet Governance participation and development.
To conduct advocacy, research and champion initiatives that encourage best practices and participation in e-Governance and Internet Governance across Africa.
We will achieve this objective through strategic collaborations with all who share in the broad goals of an open, secure, trusted and globally-connected Internet.
Here is a brief history of ours
E-Governance and Internet Governance Foundation for Africa (EGIGFA) is a fully registered organisation in Ghana. It is established with the purpose of advocating and enhancing e-governance and internet governance activities in Africa and beyond.
In order to successfully execute the mandates of EGIGFA, two other sub entities are registered: Ghana School on Internet Goverance (GhanaSIG) and Internet Governance Club. These sub entities, will among others, assist in outreach and engagement activities on Internet governance issues
EGIGFA will also serve as an avenue to reach out to the various governmental agencies in Africa that are responsible for ensuring effective e-governance issues are handled well to be informed, trained and enlightened on what to do. This is to ensure African countries perform well and get better ratings in the United Nation’s e-governance survey. This survey measures and rates the e-governance performances of member states and the African countries do not have good ratings.
EGIGFA is an accredited organisational member of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG), which is a body within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
EGIGFA specifically belongs to these constituencies:
1. Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)
2. Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC)
EGIGFA was formed in August 2019, by Raymond, Sarata, Sedem and Jacob. They also serve as the executive committee members of the foundation and its sub-entities.
The following are our objectives
- Act as an outreach and advocacy body on e-governance and internet governance in Africa and beyond
- Advice, guide and plan activities to enhance e-governance and internet governance to governments, governmental agencies, international agencies, corporate bodies and individuals
- Organize capacity building, conferences, workshops and other events on e-governance and internet governance related activities in Africa
- Bring together people who are interested in e-governance and internet governance related issue
- Register and organize the Ghana School on Internet Governance
- Operate a club called Internet Governance Club. This is to operate in schools, tertiary institutions, and at the community levels locally and internationally
We believe Integrity counts in everything. In the context of an Internet development organization such as ours, we believe integrity of data, communications and processes ensure trust for our work
We endeavor to ensure clear and understandable processes for both internal and external stakeholders
The scale and growth of the global Internet has been shaped by open-standards, and we believe that this principle of openness applies to our work as we intend to scale and grow
We believe that the rights and freedoms enjoyed offline should also apply online. We also believe that people should be free to have access to Internet tools to express themselves to enforce their rights
Compassion and the desire to do good and do well underlies our work and gives us the energy, passion and enthusiasm for our work
We take timely actions and intervention very seriously. We do everything to make sure every engagement meets scheduled timelines.
Members of Advisory Board
Ms. Vanda ScarteziniAdvisory Board Member
Mr. Bram FudzulaniAdvisory Board Member
Mrs. Fatimata Seye SyllaAdvisory Board Member
Prof. Dr. Suhaidi HassanAdvisory Board Members
Dr. Abdulkarim OloyedeAdvisory Board Member
Katambi JoanAdvisory Board Member
Glenn McKnightAdvisory Board Member
Executive Team Members
RAYMOND S. MAMATTAHFounder & President
SARATA OMANEVP, Administration & Strategy
JACOB ODAME-BAIDENVP, Legal & Engagement
SEDEM SEAKOMOVP, Technology & Innovations
Ghana School on Internet Governance
The immediate on-going project is to organize the first ever Ghana School on Internet Governance. This is slated for around June 2020. You are welcomed to partner with us in different forms to make this event a successful one. More...
Setting up Internet Governance Clubs
The second on-going project is getting members for the Internet Governance Club. Anyone who wants to become the pioneer members of the club in any of the campuses is welcomed to contact us. More...
We look forward to individuals, organizations and international entities with likeminded interest in e-governance and Internet governance to partner with us. We welcome grants and donations that can make us achieve our aims.
Internet Governance Club
The club has the primary aim of building capacity of members on e-governance and internet governance related issues. This club will operate in schools, tertiary institutions and community levels. The purpose of having the club is to have a readily available youth that can be reached anytime.
There are a lot of opportunities out there that the members can learn about and benefit from but they dont have the avenue to be told what they can do and how to do it.
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Ghana School on Internet Governance
The Ghana School on Internet Governance (GhanaSIG) is an annual one week course, run by the E-Governance and Internet Governance Foundation for Africa (EGIGFA).Our goal is to develop a pipeline of leading Ghanaians and internationals from diverse sectors and backgrounds with the skills to participate in local and international internet governance policies, structures, and national discourse. The school will train new leaders of opinion in all aspects related to Internet Governance, from a global perspective.
Resource persons for training will be drawn from Ghana, international experts and role-players in the internet governance ecosystem. The school will provide a cutting-edge curriculum, exposure and hands-on experience in participating in internet governance mechanisms, as well as provide ongoing mentorship to our students. Participants will be drawn from tertiary institutions, government, private and individuals with an interest in internet related issues. GhanaSIG is a recognized member of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Governance Schools
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- The internet, explained
- How the internet works
- ATLARGE webinars and presentations
- Domain conflicts and the legal system
- The DNS: What is the DNS and how does it work?
- Internet Governance Outlook 2018: Preparing for Cyberwar or Promoting Cyber Detente?
- The Start of a New Beginning: The Internet Governance Forum on Its Road to 2025
- An Introduction to Internet Governance
- United Nation’s e-Government Survey Reports
- Useful free online courses
We welcome people with expertise in e-governance and Internet governance to volunteer with us. We also welcome people who have skills in proposal and grant writing to volunteer with us. Volunteering with us can be done virtually.
We currently do not have any job openings. Please, check again later.
The following are our upcoming events:
GhanaSIG 2020 Edition
First Ghana School on Internet Governance
IGClub Meetup (1st Edition)
First meeting all registered members of the first Internet Governance Club