Inaugural ZASIG 2018

The purpose of the South African School of Internet Governance (ZASIG) is to give South Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups, the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to enable them to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates at national, regional and global levels.

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A total number of 50 (fifty) students that will express their interest in answering a call for application will be selected for participation in the ZASIG 2018 intake.

What is Internet Governance?

Internet Governance (IG) is defined as "the development and application, by governments, the private sector, and civil society of principles, policies, norms, rules, decision- making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the internet."

What is ZASIG?

The South African School of Internet Governance (ZASIG) is an inclusive capacity building event that that has a special focus on teaching the students how prevalent role players like ICANN, AfIGF and UNIGF influence policy direction as well as foster progressive debate around Internet Governance(IG). Students are taken through the processes related to decision-making, Internet policies and organizations that shape the evolution and use of the Internet.

Who is ZASIG?

The South African School of Internet Governance is organized and facilitated by the South African Internet Governance( ZAIGF) a not for profit organisation. The goal of the ZASIG is to develop a platform for young and vibrant South Africans from diverse sectors and backgrounds with knowledge and skills to participate in local, national and international Internet governance structures, and shape the future of the Internet landscape in South Africa.

Purpose of ZASIG

The purpose of the South African School of Internet Governance (ZASIG) is to capacitate South Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups, with the skillset for effective participation in internet governance processes and debates from national to global levels. To identify and channel tomorrow's thought leaders from media organisations, the technical community, civil society, government, academic and research institutions.

What we do

Apply and register to be a part of ZASIG 2018

A total number of 50 (fifty) students that will express their interest in answering a call for application will be selected for participation in the ZASIGF.

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Who will select attendees?

The Internet Governance multi-stakeholder committee will make the selection and the selection criteria are based on professional experience, gender, and geographical alignment to promote multistakeholder balance.

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ZASIG ideal candidate?

The school is intended for leaders and professionals from:

  • Civil society organisations
  • Government
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Technical Community
  • Media organisations and organisations that focus on the internet content
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    Certificate of attendance

    At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of participation in the ZASIG 2018 edition.

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    The inaugural South African School of Internet Governance 2018 intake.

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