Internet Governance

ACTION in Internet Governance

ACTION in Internet Governance

ACTION Namibia entered the Internet Governance (IG) space in mid-2016, when ACTION working group members Natasha Tibinyane and Frederico Links were invited to become fellows of the Berlin, Germany, based IGF Academy, of human rights organisation iRights.

Since then ACTION has taken assertive and leading stances regarding telecommunications and Internet policy and law making, and has organised various activities focused on exposing and exploring the intersectionalities between freedom of expression and information and Internet-related governance concerns.

The ACTION Coalition has been a vocal stakeholder on everything from cybercrime and cybersecurity to broadband policy discussions, and continues to engage on various ICT related matters with the Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

The ACTION Coalition was also the leading organiser and convener of the first Namibia Internet Governance Forum (#NamIGF2017) which was held on 27-28 September 2017, as well as contributing to the setting up of the Internet Society (ISOC) Namibia chapter in 2017.

The ACTION Coalition will continue to be an active and leading participant in Internet Governance discussions and debates at national, regional, continental and global levels.


Namibia Internet Governance Forum


One of the main goals for the 2018 Namibia Internet Governance Forum (NamIGF), was to maintain the
high quality of internet related discussions held at the 2017 forum. Those who registered online to attend
this year’s forum, made the work of the Working Group (WG) in developing the programme a lot easier,
because they chose the topics to be discussed through the completion of a survey.

Namibia Internet Governance Forum


“Ultimately, it is our hope that the Namibia Internet Governance Forum will, and should, become the platform from which Namibia’s voice will with increasing assertiveness be transmitted into the regional and global Internet governance spheres”