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What’s Happening? FASTAfrica Action Week Calendar

FASTAfrica Calendar
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We want FAST Internet for all of Africa! During the #FASTAfrica Action week (May 1-7) organisations across the continent are hosting events and drawing attention to Internet rights and access issues, suggesting solutions and pushing for change locally and regionally. This calendar of events includes grantees of the Web Foundation and everyone else who registered their event through this form or in comments below.

If we missed anything, please let us know. Photos, tweets and posts will be shared under the hashtag #FASTAfrica. Help us spread the word!

If you wish to attend events or speak with organisers, please contact Paloma Blanco (paloma.blanco@webfoundation.org)

ACTION WEEK CALENDAR (last update: May 9)

May 1 - Click to see events

Date: May 1
Title: A March for F.A.S.T. Advocacy
What? Actions for Development is joining up with civil society for an International Worker’s Day march, to lend visibility to F.A.S.T Internet advocacy.
Location: Ngaoundéré, Cameroon
Link: http://www.a4d-development.org

Date: May 1
Title: FAST Solutions for Congo
What? Congo in the Picture will host two radio programs at the beginning of the action week and another at the end, where political leaders, mobile companies, civil society and listeners will discuss and propose long term strategies for FAST Internet.
Location: City of Uvira in the province of South Kivu, Congo
Link: https://www.facebook.com/CongoInThePicture/?fref=ts

Date: May 1
Title: FAST Internet for All
What? NetSquared Kenya will host a series of conferences its Net2 Cities Networks. The events to bring together digital activists, bloggers, entrepreneurs, librarians, Internet service providers and tech groups on how to achieve FAST Internet for ALL.
Location: Net2 cities in Kenya
Link: http://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Kenya/events/229820154/

Date: May 1
Title: The 2016 Internet Affordability School Challenge
What? Youth at Risk Uganda is holding an Internet Affordability School Challenge as a means of reaching youth and rural students to enhance their capacity to inform.
Location: Wampewo Secondary School, Wakiso District
Link: http://www.youthatrisk.org

Date: May 1
Title: Internet for Peace Concert
What? Club Jeunesse pour la Sécurité will hold a public outdoor concert on the topic: “Internet for the voluntary surrender of illegal weapons” to educate the public about the importance of Internet access to reducing the proliferation of small arms, and preventing violence against women.
Location: Terminal of Kamenge, Bujumbura, Burundi
Link:

Date: May 1-7
Title: Hack for Speed
What? cMapIT Hub will host a workshop to teach participants how to increase the speed of their Internet using Raspberry Zero Starter Kit, and will engage in dialogue on the history of the Internet and what open Internet means for Nigerian universities.
Location: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.instagram.com/cmapithub/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Teenz – The Future of Internet
What? Teenz Global Foundation are producing 2 minute TV jingles about #FASTAfrica and the Internet’s future and accessibility. A petition will be submitted to Nigerian lawmakers.
Location: Abuja FCT, Kogi, Niger State and Nassarawa State in Nigeria
Link: http://facebook.com/teenzglobal

Date: May 1-5
Title: Si Jeunesse Savait : Internet Pour Tous
What? Une semaine entière d’activités à l’université dediée à promouvoir Internet pour tous, discuter des freebasics en Afrique, de la violence faites aux femmes et aux filles liées a la technologie, à la liberté d’expression en ligne, aux savoirs libres rendus possibles grace à Internet, et à faire participer le plus grand nombre de la population et surtout les exclus à ce mouvement pour un Internet libre, abordable et inclusif.
Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Link: —

Date: May 1
Title: Dialogue on Inclusive Internet Use (private)
What? Discussion on article 9 of UNCRPD on inclusion of People with Disabilities
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Link: —

Date: May 1-7
Title: Radio Campaign on Internet Rights in Africa
What? Women Inspiration Development Center is organising an extensive series of radio programs (over five weeks, and daily during the action week) on two local radio stations, in two languages.
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/4031-women-inspiration-development-center

May 2

Date: May 2
Title: Press Conference: State of the Internet
What? SPJ Labs will hold a press conference on the state of the Internet in Central African Republic including projections to 2020 as compared with the global UN goals of sustainable development signed by CAR leaders.
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic
Link: https://www.facebook.com/SPJ-Labs-260384567491195/

Date: May 2
Title: Affordable, Safe and Transparent Internet in Rwanda
What? Rwanda Consumer’s Rights Protection Organization (ADECOR) will organise a press conference on key issues encountered in Rwanda with the Internet.
Link: http://adecor-rwanda.org/

Date: 2 May
Title: Tamale Internet Discourse: State of internet in Ghana
What? Open Foundation West Africa on the state of internet, workshop on how to ensure internet rights are fully entrenched and filling of questionnaires and signing of online petitions.
Location: Tamale, Ghana
Link: —

Date: May 2-7
Title: FASTAfrica Petition Tour
What? Consumer Council of Zimbabwe will set up petition desks for FAST Internet at three universities and three high schools to collect signatures from students who use Internet for research. Three radio programs will discuss youth views on Internet.
Location: Harare Polytechnic, Harare Institute of Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Mufakose 1 High, Glen View 2 High, Ellis Robins School, Mabelreign Girls High School, George Stark School
Link: http://www.ccz.org.zw/

Date: May 2
Title: Workshop: Limitations Faced by ISPs in The Gambia
What? YMCA Computer Training Center and Digital Studio will hold a workshop with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and students about the limitations, connectivity problems and costs faced by ISPs in The Gambia.
Location:. Banjul, The Gambia
Link:http://www.facebook.com/YPlus-at-YMCA-Gambia-431458440199830/?fref=ts

Date: May 2-7
Title: Internet Advocacy Conference
What? Botswana Youth Empowerment Projects is holding a meeting at to discuss advocacy for faster Internet access, the potential effect on human lives and young people, and research-based ideas to trigger ICT investments in Africa.
Location: University of Botswana (Block 247/001) Gaborone, Botswana
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Botswana-Youth-Empowerment-Projects-BYEP-Internet-Advocacy-conference-1740078886269660/ (event) https://www.facebook.com/groups/botswanayouthempowermentprojects (Facebook page)

Date: May 2-5
Title: Internet for Peace – Social Media Campaign
What? Club Jeunesse pour la Sécurité with gather and publish evidence on Facebook and Twitter on the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons and how Internet access can help.
Location: Online, in Burundi
Link: Hashtag #FASTAfrica

Date: May 2
Title: Searching for Internet Justice
What? Open Foundation West Africa will hold three events (May 2, May 5, May 7) on the state of Internet affordability, accessibility and speed making avid Internet users and ‘techpreneurs’ aware of the need to urgent need to seek Internet justice.
Location: Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana
Link: —

Date: May 2
Title: FASTAfrica Press Conference
What? The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) will host a press conference to launch the campaign for faster Internet and mobilize others to join.
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Link: http://www.citad.org (website) https://facebook.com/groups/citad

Date: May 2
Title: Why Affordable Internet?
What? The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) will host a one hour radio programme to explain to the public why faster, more affordable Internet is so important.
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Link: http://www.citad.org (website) https://facebook.com/groups/citad/

Date: May 1-7
Title: Hack for Speed
What? cMapIT Hub will host a workshop to teach participants how to increase the speed of their Internet using Raspberry Zero Starter Kit, and will engage in dialogue on the history of the Internet and what open Internet means for Nigerian universities.
Location: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.instagram.com/cmapithub/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Teenz – The Future of Internet
What? Teenz Global Foundation are producing 2 minute TV jingles about #FASTAfrica and the Internet’s future and accessibility. A petition will be submitted to Nigerian lawmakers.
Location: Abuja FCT, Kogi, Niger State and Nassarawa State in Nigeria
Link: http://facebook.com/teenzglobal

Date: May 2-7
Title: FASTAfrica Petition Tour
What? Consumer Council of Zimbabwe will set up petition desks for FAST Internet at three universities and three high schools to collect signatures from students who use Internet for research. Three radio programs will discuss youth views on Internet.
Location: Harare Polytechnic, Harare Institute of Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Mufakose 1 High, Glen View 2 High, Ellis Robins School, Mabelreign Girls High School, George Stark School
Link: http://www.ccz.org.zw/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Si Jeunesse Savait : Internet Pour Tous
What? Une semaine entière d’activités à l’université dediée à promouvoir Internet pour tous, discuter des freebasics en Afrique, de la violence faites aux femmes et aux filles liées a la technologie, à la liberté d’expression en ligne, aux savoirs libres rendus possibles grace à Internet, et à faire participer le plus grand nombre de la population et surtout les exclus à ce mouvement pour un Internet libre, abordable et inclusif.
Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Link: —

Date: May 1-7
Title: Radio Campaign on Internet Rights in Africa
What? Women Inspiration Development Center is organising an extensive series of radio programs (over five weeks, and daily during the action week) on two local radio stations, in two languages.
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/4031-women-inspiration-development-center

May 3

Date: May 3, 4 and 6
Title: Public Workshops and Open Letter to the ICT Minister
What? Namibia Consumer Trust will hold workshops on ICT sector research, irregularities and initiatives and will run a media campaign including an open letters to the ICT minister and members of parliament in the ICT committee.
Location: Luderitz, Keetmanshoop and Windhoek, Namibia
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Namibia-Consumer-Trust-131027433742280/

Day: May 3-4
Title: Workshop e Reunião da Coligação A4AI-Moçambique
The A4AI-Moçambique coalition (Alliance for Affordable Internet) is hosting a two-day workshop to discuss public policy, infrastructure and regulations for FAST Internet and activities of the coalition.
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Link: http://is.gd/5iWueq

Date: May 3
Title: Free Speech Radio Program
What? YMCA Keita will organise an on-air debate on whether or not free speech and the Internet should go hand in hand.
Where? Banjul The Gambia
Link:–

Date: May 3
Title: Internet for Growth and Development
What? Sierra Schools of Technology is hosting a panel on Fast, Affordable, Safe, and Transparent Internet in Sierra Leone.
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sierraschoolsoftechnology/

Date: May 3
Title: L’accès à un internet abordable et efficient
What?
Federation Nationale des Associations de Consommateurs de Côte d’Ivoire (FAC.CI): Organisation d’une conférence publique avec tous les partenaires.
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Link: http://fac-ci.org/

Date: May 3
Title: #FASTAfrica House Party
African and global participants at the international Re:Publica conference in Berlin, Germany will be marking #FASTAfrica with a party (invitation only) hosted by Web We Want and iRights.Lab.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Link:  https://re-publica.de

Date: May 1-5
Title: Teenz – The Future of Internet
What? Teenz Global Foundation are producing 2 minute TV jingles about #FASTAfrica and the Internet’s future and accessibility. A petition will be submitted to Nigerian lawmakers.
Location: Abuja FCT, Kogi, Niger State and Nassarawa State in Nigeria
Link: http://facebook.com/teenzglobal

Date: May 2-7
Title: Internet Advocacy Conference
What? Botswana Youth Empowerment Projects is holding a meeting at to discuss advocacy for faster Internet access, the potential effect on human lives and young people, and research-based ideas to trigger ICT investments in Africa.
Location: University of Botswana (Block 247/001) Gaborone, Botswana
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Botswana-Youth-Empowerment-Projects-BYEP-Internet-Advocacy-conference-1740078886269660/ (event) https://www.facebook.com/groups/botswanayouthempowermentprojects (facebook page)

Date: May 2-5
Title: Internet for Peace – Social Media Campaign
What? Club Jeunesse pour la Sécurité with gather and publish evidence on Facebook and Twitter on the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons and how Internet access can help.
Location: Online, in Burundi
Link: Hashtag #FASTAfrica

Date: May 1-7
Title: Hack for Speed
What? cMapIT Hub will host a workshop to teach participants how to increase the speed of their Internet using Raspberry Zero Starter Kit, and will engage in dialogue on the history of the Internet and what open Internet means for Nigerian universities.
Location: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.instagram.com/cmapithub/

Date: May 2-7
Title: FASTAfrica Petition Tour
What? Consumer Council of Zimbabwe will set up petition desks for FAST Internet at three universities and three high schools to collect signatures from students who use Internet for research. Three radio programs will discuss youth views on Internet.
Location: Harare Polytechnic, Harare Institute of Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Mufakose 1 High, Glen View 2 High, Ellis Robins School, Mabelreign Girls High School, George Stark School
Link: http://www.ccz.org.zw/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Si Jeunesse Savait : Internet Pour Tous
What? Une semaine entière d’activités à l’université dediée à promouvoir Internet pour tous, discuter des freebasics en Afrique, de la violence faites aux femmes et aux filles liées a la technologie, à la liberté d’expression en ligne, aux savoirs libres rendus possibles grace à Internet, et à faire participer le plus grand nombre de la population et surtout les exclus à ce mouvement pour un Internet libre, abordable et inclusif.
Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Link: —

Date: May 1-7
Title: Radio Campaign on Internet Rights in Africa
What? Women Inspiration Development Center is organising an extensive series of radio programs (over five weeks, and daily during the action week) on two local radio stations, in two languages.
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/4031-women-inspiration-development-center

May 4

Date: May 4
Title: Advocacy Workshop on FAST Internet Access
What? SPJ Labs is holding a one day advocacy workshop with Internet stakeholders on access to the Internet, the expensive cost of connection, cyber security, Internet governance, African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms. And solutions!
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic
Link: https://www.facebook.com/SPJ-Labs-260384567491195/

Date: May 4
Title: L’Internet pour tous : Forum d’initiation aux technologies du Web pour le grand public
What? Association pour la Défense de l’Environnement et des Consommateurs (ADEC) in Senegal will host a meeting to exchange ideas with the Web community and introduce the general public to ICT.
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Link: http://www.adecsenegal.org

Date: May 4
Title: Live Radio with Government Internet Actors
What? Actions for Development will host a live radio programme where government Internet actors will debate about the state of the Internet in Cameroon (F.A.S.T) and what policies to recommend.
Location: National Radio CRTV, Ngaoundéré (Cameroon)
Link: http://www.a4d-development.org

Date: May 4
Title: Workshop for Internet access
What? JONCTION will invite participants of a workshop to explore, in a participatory and dynamic way, to analyze all the contours of the problem of FAST Internet and human rights in Senegal.
Location: Nina hôtel, 43, Rue Saint Michel, Dakar, Senegal
Link: http://jonction.e-monsite.com/agenda/atelier-d-echange-et-de-partage.html

Date: May 1-7
Title: Hack for Speed
What? cMapIT Hub will host a workshop to teach participants how to increase the speed of their Internet using Raspberry Zero Starter Kit, and will engage in dialogue on the history of the Internet and what open Internet means for Nigerian universities.
Location: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.instagram.com/cmapithub/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Teenz – The Future of Internet
What? Teenz Global Foundation are producing 2 minute TV jingles about #FASTAfrica and the Internet’s future and accessibility. A petition will be submitted to Nigerian lawmakers.
Location: Abuja FCT, Kogi, Niger State and Nassarawa State in Nigeria
Link: http://facebook.com/teenzglobal

Date: May 2-7
Title: Internet Advocacy Conference
What? Botswana Youth Empowerment Projects is holding a meeting at to discuss advocacy for faster Internet access, the potential effect on human lives and young people, and research-based ideas to trigger ICT investments in Africa.
Location: University of Botswana (Block 247/001) Gaborone, Botswana
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Botswana-Youth-Empowerment-Projects-BYEP-Internet-Advocacy-conference-1740078886269660/ (event) https://www.facebook.com/groups/botswanayouthempowermentprojects (facebook page)

Date: May 2-5
Title: Internet for Peace – Social Media Campaign
What? Club Jeunesse pour la Sécurité with gather and publish evidence on Facebook and Twitter on the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons and how Internet access can help.
Location: Online, in Burundi
Link: Hashtag #FASTAfrica

Date: May 2-7
Title: FASTAfrica Petition Tour
What? Consumer Council of Zimbabwe will set up petition desks for FAST Internet at three universities and three high schools to collect signatures from students who use Internet for research. Three radio programs will discuss youth views on Internet.
Location: Harare Polytechnic, Harare Institute of Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Mufakose 1 High, Glen View 2 High, Ellis Robins School, Mabelreign Girls High School, George Stark School
Link: http://www.ccz.org.zw/

Date: May 3, 4 and 6
Title: Public Workshops and Open Letter to the ICT Minister
What? Namibia Consumer Trust will hold workshops on ICT sector research, irregularities and initiatives and will run a media campaign including an open letters to the ICT minister and members of parliament in the ICT committee.
Location: Luderitz, Keetmanshoop and Windhoek, Namibia
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Namibia-Consumer-Trust-131027433742280/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Si Jeunesse Savait : Internet Pour Tous
What? Une semaine entière d’activités à l’université dediée à promouvoir Internet pour tous, discuter des freebasics en Afrique, de la violence faites aux femmes et aux filles liées a la technologie, à la liberté d’expression en ligne, aux savoirs libres rendus possibles grace à Internet, et à faire participer le plus grand nombre de la population et surtout les exclus à ce mouvement pour un Internet libre, abordable et inclusif.
Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Link: —

Date: May 3
(3am-4am UTC+2) Check your local time
Title: Twitter Chat on #WomensRightsOnline
What? Web We Want is hosting a Twitter chat with Ingrid Brudvig (@IngridBrudvig) women’s rights research and advocacy coordinator for the World Wide Web Foundation.
Location: Online using #FASTAfrica #WomensRightsOnline
Link: https://webwewant.org/news/fastafrica-twitter-chats-wednesday-thursday/

Date: May 1-7
Title: Radio Campaign on Internet Rights in Africa
What? Women Inspiration Development Center is organising an extensive series of radio programs (over five weeks, and daily during the action week) on two local radio stations, in two languages.
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/4031-women-inspiration-development-center

May 5

Date: May 5
Title: NRBuzz: Tackling Online Safety of Women in Kenya
What? iHub Research who are no stranger to tackling the topic of Internet freedom will be hosting a discussion as part of our popular NRBuzz series on how to promote safer Internet, especially for women belonging to minority groups.
Location: iHub 4th Floor of Bishop Magua Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Link: http://ihub.co.ke/blogs/27426/nrbuzz-tackling-online-safety-of-women-in-kenya

Date: May 5
Title: Uganda Alliance for Better Internet Policy
Solidarity Uganda / Action Alliance Ltd will hold a stakeholder meeting including students, cybercafé owners and a member of parliament on how to develop and implement a stronger broadband policy.
Location: Lira, Uganda
Link: https://www.facebook.com/SolidarityUganda/

Date: 5 May
Title: Accra Internet Discourse. Can We Meet the UN Target for Internet in Ghana.
What? Open Foundation West Africa on the state of internet, workshop on how to ensure internet rights are fully entrenched and filling of questionnaires and signing of online petitions.
Location: Accra, Ghana
Link:

Date: May 5
Title: FASTAfrica Internet Rights Forum
What? Africa Centre for Citizens Orientation will host a one-day #FASTAfrica Internet Forum gathering students, community youth, women, academics, trade unions, lawmakers, and businesses to push for FAST Internet for African development and to  discuss the way forward.
Location: University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Link: http://www.africacore.org/FASTAfrica.html

Date: May 5
Title:  Searching for Internet Justice
What? Open Foundation West Africa will hold three events (May 2, May 5, May 7) on the state of Internet affordability, accessibility and speed making avid Internet users and ‘techpreneurs’ aware of the need to urgent need to seek Internet justice.
Location: Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana
Link: —

Date: May 5
Title: Tweets for Faster and Cheaper Internet
What? The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) will host a Twitter conference to mobilize civil society and the public on Twitter with messages demanding FAST Internet access which will be collected and delivered to the regulator and all ISPs.
Location: Online in Kano, Nigeria
Link: www.citad.org (website) www.facebook.com/groups/citad/

Date: May 5
Title: Internet Advocacy Visits
What? The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) will visit the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology, 15 service providers, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Legislative Committees on Communication/Technology and the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to lobby for FAST Internet, and demand that the NCC be more proactive about breach of quality by ISPs. The visits will also be used to secure the participation of ISPs in a future stakeholder meeting to deliberate on strategies for free speech and Internet affordability.
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Link: www.citad.org (website) www.facebook.com/groups/citad/

Date: May 5
Title: The FAST Experience
What? Strathmore University Centre for IP and It Law (CIPIT) will make the case for prioritizing last-mile broadband connectivity in budget allocations by showcasing a 20-minute biology video on “The Circulation System” in a high school classroom in the presence of policy executives.
Location: North Eastern Province Girls High School (Garish County, Kenya)
Link: https://www.facebook.com/sls.cipit

Date: May 5 (17:30-19:30)
Title: CC BY – Image Caption Fest
What? It’s African Heritage Day! One way of preserving and remixing African heritage is by making it shareable. We will caption interpretations of African culture and tag them with “I hereby licence my picture with a CC BY 4.0 Licence. #FASTAfrica”
Location: Join us online!
Link: We will use #FASTAfrica on Twitter (contact @palle_blanco)

Date: May 5
(8am-9am UTC+2) Check your local time
Title: Twitter chat on spectrum with Steve Song
What? Web We Want is organising a Twitter chat with social entrepreneur and local telco policy activist Steve Song (@SteveSongon African Spectrum.
Location: Online using #FASTAfrica
Link: https://webwewant.org/news/fastafrica-twitter-chats-wednesday-thursday/

Date: May 1-7
Title: Hack for Speed
What? cMapIT Hub will host a workshop to teach participants how to increase the speed of their Internet using Raspberry Zero Starter Kit, and will engage in dialogue on the history of the Internet and what open Internet means for Nigerian universities.
Location: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.instagram.com/cmapithub/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Teenz – The Future of Internet
What? Teenz Global Foundation are producing 2 minute TV jingles about #FASTAfrica and the Internet’s future and accessibility. A petition will be submitted to Nigerian lawmakers.
Location: Abuja FCT, Kogi, Niger State and Nassarawa State in Nigeria
Link: http://facebook.com/teenzglobal

Date: May 2-7
Title: Internet Advocacy Conference
What? Botswana Youth Empowerment Projects is holding a meeting at to discuss advocacy for faster Internet access, the potential effect on human lives and young people, and research-based ideas to trigger ICT investments in Africa.
Location: University of Botswana (Block 247/001) Gaborone, Botswana
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Botswana-Youth-Empowerment-Projects-BYEP-Internet-Advocacy-conference-1740078886269660/ (event) https://www.facebook.com/groups/botswanayouthempowermentprojects (facebook page)

Date: May 2-5
Title: Internet for Peace – Social Media Campaign
What? Club Jeunesse pour la Sécurité with gather and publish evidence on Facebook and Twitter on the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons and how Internet access can help.
Location: Online, in Burundi
Link: Hashtag #FASTAfrica

Date: May 2-7
Title: FASTAfrica Petition Tour
What? Consumer Council of Zimbabwe will set up petition desks for FAST Internet at three universities and three high schools to collect signatures from students who use Internet for research. Three radio programs will discuss youth views on Internet.
Location: Harare Polytechnic, Harare Institute of Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Mufakose 1 High, Glen View 2 High, Ellis Robins School, Mabelreign Girls High School, George Stark School
Link: http://www.ccz.org.zw/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Si Jeunesse Savait : Internet Pour Tous
What? Une semaine entière d’activités à l’université dediée à promouvoir Internet pour tous, discuter des freebasics en Afrique, de la violence faites aux femmes et aux filles liées a la technologie, à la liberté d’expression en ligne, aux savoirs libres rendus possibles grace à Internet, et à faire participer le plus grand nombre de la population et surtout les exclus à ce mouvement pour un Internet libre, abordable et inclusif.
Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Link: —

Date: May 5-6
Title: Mesh Network Workshop
What? Mesh Bukavu will host a 2-day workshop with students to explain how to use and create free mesh networks to find and share information and data.
Location: Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Link: https://www.facebook.com/people/Mesh-Bukavu/100010181648152

Date: May 1-7
Title: Radio Campaign on Internet Rights in Africa
What? Women Inspiration Development Center is organising an extensive series of radio programs (over five weeks, and daily during the action week) on two local radio stations, in two languages.
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/4031-women-inspiration-development-center

May 6

Date: May 6
Title: Right2Know Workshop
What? Right2Know is holding a workshop to raise awareness of the high costs of Internet access and the obstacles that stand in the way of people’s right to communicate; expand alternative models to privatised telecoms in South Africa; campaign against profiteering.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Link: http://www.r2k.org.za/

Date: May 6
Title: Cybercrime Awareness
What? Actions for Development will organise an awareness campaign at the technical college in Ngaoundéré to present positive and negative faces of Internet, showing practical examples of cybercrime and solutions against it.
Location: Centre de Développement des TIC, Ngaoundéré, Cameroon
Link: http://www.a4d-development.org

Date: May 6
Title: High Level Meeting
What? Centre for Youth Empowerment & Leadership (CYEL) will host a one day conference on the three musketeers of ICT: Access, Inclusion, and Empowerment, and will launch a campaign drive for public awareness in partnership with community media. A petition calling for Fast, Affordable Internet will be presented to policymakers and county government officials.
Location: Wilcar Hotel, Njabini (Nyandarua County) Kenya
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122875857734471

Date: May 6
Title: Radio for Awareness
What? SPJ Labs is coordinating a radio and social media campaign to raise awareness on Internet access, governance, cyber security and the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms and gather public support.
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic
Link: https://www.facebook.com/SPJ-Labs-260384567491195/

Date: May 6
Title: Advocacy for a Free and Open Internet in Zimbabwe
What? Center Stage Media Arts (CSMA) will host a one day policy advocacy meeting for a free and open Internet in Zimbabwe, calling on the government of Zimbabwe to support the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedom at the African Union.
Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Link: http://www.csma-zim.org

Date: May 1-7
Title: Hack for Speed
What? cMapIT Hub will host a workshop to teach participants how to increase the speed of their Internet using Raspberry Zero Starter Kit, and will engage in dialogue on the history of the Internet and what open Internet means for Nigerian universities.
Location: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.instagram.com/cmapithub/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Teenz – The Future of Internet
What? Teenz Global Foundation are producing 2 minute TV jingles about #FASTAfrica and the Internet’s future and accessibility. A petition will be submitted to Nigerian lawmakers.
Location: Abuja FCT, Kogi, Niger State and Nassarawa State in Nigeria
Link: http://facebook.com/teenzglobal

Date: May 2-7
Title: Internet Advocacy Conference
What? Botswana Youth Empowerment Projects is holding a meeting at to discuss advocacy for faster Internet access, the potential effect on human lives and young people, and research-based ideas to trigger ICT investments in Africa.
Location: University of Botswana (Block 247/001) Gaborone, Botswana
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Botswana-Youth-Empowerment-Projects-BYEP-Internet-Advocacy-conference-1740078886269660/ (event) https://www.facebook.com/groups/botswanayouthempowermentprojects (facebook page)

Date: May 2-7
Title: FASTAfrica Petition Tour
What? Consumer Council of Zimbabwe will set up petition desks for FAST Internet at three universities and three high schools to collect signatures from students who use Internet for research. Three radio programs will discuss youth views on Internet.
Location: Harare Polytechnic, Harare Institute of Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Mufakose 1 High, Glen View 2 High, Ellis Robins School, Mabelreign Girls High School, George Stark School
Link: http://www.ccz.org.zw/

Date: May 3, 4 and 6
Title: Public Workshops and Open Letter to the ICT Minister
What? Namibia Consumer Trust will hold workshops on ICT sector research, irregularities and initiatives and will run a media campaign including an open letters to the ICT minister and members of parliament in the ICT committee.
Location: Luderitz, Keetmanshoop and Windhoek, Namibia
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Namibia-Consumer-Trust-131027433742280/

Date: May 6
Title: Dialogue on Youths Online (private)
What? The youths of Moyo district miss-out a lot when it comes to online discussion. If almost entire working lot in Moyo fail to have access to the internet, what about the vulnerable youths. This calls for advocacy such that its importance is heard.
Location: Moyo district, Uganda
Link:

Date: May 6
Title: Safer Web Workshop
What? CSMB will organise a day workshop on safer Web use and how to avoid Internet cheating and scams.
Location: Mbulu, Tanzania
Link: —

Date: May 5-6
Title: Mesh Network Workshop
What? Mesh Bukavu will host a 2-day workshop with students to explain how to use and create free mesh networks to find and share information and data.
Location: Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Link: https://www.facebook.com/people/Mesh-Bukavu/100010181648152

Date: May 1-7
Title: Radio Campaign on Internet Rights in Africa
What? Women Inspiration Development Center is organising an extensive series of radio programs (over five weeks, and daily during the action week) on two local radio stations, in two languages.
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/4031-women-inspiration-development-center

May 7

Date: May 7
Title: Strategies for Improving Internet Access Speed
What? The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) will hold a stakeholder meeting to bring providers, CSO representatives, professionals and the regulator to discussion on strategies for bringing down the cost of Internet while improving speed. The outcome would be agree to collective initiatives with firm commitments by stakeholders.
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Link: www.citad.org (website) www.facebook.com/groups/citad/

Date: 7 May
Title: Kumasi Internet Discourse. Is this the Internet We Want?
What? Open Foundation West Africa on the state of internet, workshop on how to ensure internet rights are fully entrenched and filling of questionnaires and signing of online petitions.
Location: Kumasi, Ghana
Link: —

Date: May 7
Title: The Star Network Conference
What? The S.N.C 1.0 is an event organized by Intellect9ja targeted at at giving the right exposure to the next generation of inventors, solution seekers, and web controllers in Nigeria
Location: Stadium area, Ogbomoso, Oyo state Nigeria
Link: http://bit.ly/1SV9Qygv

Date: May 7
Title: Global Innovation Gathering Picnic
What? Web We Want will invite 70 participants (nearly half from Africa) of a Global Innovation Gathering of tech hubs, maker spaces, and innovation centres from around the world for a #FASTAfrica picnic in Berlin to mark the end of the action week.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Link: https://re-publica.de/en/sponsor/global-innovation-gathering-0

Date: May 7
Title: FAST Solutions for Congo
What? Congo in the Picture will host two radio programs at the beginning of the action week and another at the end, where political leaders, mobile companies, civil society and listeners will discuss and propose long term strategies for FAST Internet.
Location: City of Uvira in the province of South Kivu, Congo
Link: https://www.facebook.com/CongoInThePicture/?fref=ts

Date: May 7
Title: Searching for Internet Justice
What? Open Foundation West Africa will hold three events (May 2, May 5, May 7) on the state of Internet affordability, accessibility and speed making avid Internet users and ‘techpreneurs’ aware of the need to urgent need to seek Internet justice.
Location: Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana
Link: —

Date: May 1-7
Title: Hack for Speed
What? cMapIT Hub will host a workshop to teach participants how to increase the speed of their Internet using Raspberry Zero Starter Kit, and will engage in dialogue on the history of the Internet and what open Internet means for Nigerian universities.
Location: Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.instagram.com/cmapithub/

Date: May 1-5
Title: Teenz – The Future of Internet
What? Teenz Global Foundation are producing 2 minute TV jingles about #FASTAfrica and the Internet’s future and accessibility. A petition will be submitted to Nigerian lawmakers.
Location: Abuja FCT, Kogi, Niger State and Nassarawa State in Nigeria
Link: http://facebook.com/teenzglobal

Date: May 2-7
Title: Internet Advocacy Conference
What? Botswana Youth Empowerment Projects is holding a meeting at to discuss advocacy for faster Internet access, the potential effect on human lives and young people, and research-based ideas to trigger ICT investments in Africa.
Location: University of Botswana (Block 247/001) Gaborone, Botswana
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Botswana-Youth-Empowerment-Projects-BYEP-Internet-Advocacy-conference-1740078886269660/ (event) https://www.facebook.com/groups/botswanayouthempowermentprojects (facebook page)

Date: May 2-7
Title: FASTAfrica Petition Tour
What? Consumer Council of Zimbabwe will set up petition desks for FAST Internet at three universities and three high schools to collect signatures from students who use Internet for research. Three radio programs will discuss youth views on Internet.
Location: Harare Polytechnic, Harare Institute of Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Mufakose 1 High, Glen View 2 High, Ellis Robins School, Mabelreign Girls High School, George Stark School
Link: http://www.ccz.org.zw/

Date: May 1-7
Title: Radio Campaign on Internet Rights in Africa
What? Women Inspiration Development Center is organising an extensive series of radio programs (over five weeks, and daily during the action week) on two local radio stations, in two languages.
Location: Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Link: https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/4031-women-inspiration-development-center

Date: May 7
Title: FAST Burundi Debate
What? Club Jeunesse pour la Sécurité will broadcast a debate between two major mobile phone companies, two politicians, two women’s rights activists, and two youth leaders on local strategies for a fast and affordable access to the mobile Internet. A document on local strategies will be delivered to the Minister of Communication.
Location: Kamenge, Bujumbura, Burundi
Link:–

Date: May 7
Title: Stakeholder Meeting On Internet Affordability
What? ICT Association of Malawi will hold a stakeholder meeting on how the internet prices can be reduced, and why local internet traffic is charged like international traffic.
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Link: http://ictam.org.mw/ (website) https://www.facebook.com/ICT-Association-of-Malawi-ICTAM-41018847150/

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