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Preparing the grounds for the West Africa Internet Governance Forum

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Preparing the grounds for the West Africa Internet Governance Forum

The Internet, mobile communications, and related technologies are significant for global sustainability because they put the power to change the world in the hands of communities, small organizations, voluntary groups, and individuals, not just in the hands of governments, large organizations, and institutions.

This document focuses on a survey that was conducted by IISD in seven West African countries to explore whether there is interest in increasing dialogue around these technologies, their evolution and the use of the Internet. It recognizes recent advancements in the area and offers some suggestions and recommendations on how to build on these foundations.