The African Union commission on Energy and Infrastructure has contacted PAVEU for the “Elaboration and deployment of an asynchronous virtual advanced course on Internet Governance in the frame of the Technical Assistance for the Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA). PRIDA is a joint initiative of the AU, the EU and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), that enables the African continent to reap the benefits of digitalization by addressing various dimensions of broadband demand and supply in Africa and building the capacities of AU Member States in the Internet Governance space. It is supported by the EU-funded Pan African Programme
The purpose of the Internet Governance courses is to equip decision makers, senior managers and practitioners in Africa with Internet governance and digital policy issues. The training covers political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, and technological aspects of Internet governance. The participants are expected to understand Internet Governance issues and the link between global issues and national and regional digital policies.
The training covers thematic lessons; each lesson includes a lecture by the experts on the subject, followed by a discussion with the participants. Practical exercises and debates in various group-settings will also be included in all sessions. To prepare for the meeting with experts the necessary materials will be available on the PAVEU digital platform.
target audience is the general audience but addressing another more specialized target group – students of Economics, Law and Political Sciences, Communication and Information Technologies. The course is offered in self-paced courses with the automatic generation of a customized badge or certificate of completion and as a facilitated or tutored courses integrated as elective in the master degree program at PAUGHSS.