11/02/2015 - AfICTA and GKPF sign a Memorandum Of Understanding at ICANN 52

For Immediate Release:


AfICTA and GKPF sign a Memorandum Of Understanding at ICANN 52


February 11, 2015

Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA) and Global knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) February 10, 2015 during the ICANN 52 meeting in Singapore.

The MoU is aimed at collaboration to foster outreach program to NGOs ("NGO Program") in the African region devoted to Internet development and capacity building.

Signing MoU

Speaking at the signing ceremony, AfICTA Chair, Jimson Olufuye said “the signing of this MoU would enable AfICTA to move closer to its vision of fulfilling the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa through broader outreach for active African participation in the Internet we want and for capacity and capability building for stakeholders.” He thanked Rudi Vansnick and Klaus Stoll of GKPF for the rapprochement and also ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehade and his team for providing the conducive platform that brought about this initiative.


ICANN President/CEO Fadi Chehade, speaking earlier expressed delight at the development and thanked all the players for taking outreach collaboration to new heights. Rudi Vansnick board member of GKPF said “All my life has been devoted to making the Internet benefits available to all and taking it to Africa is part of that life-long goal” He thanked AfICTA for their commitment to shared goals and aspiration.


Also in attendance at the ceremony were David Olive, ICANN VP Policy, Jean-Jacques Sahel, ICANN VP Europe, Marilyn Cade CEO mCade llc among other key stakeholders


About AfICTA

AfICTA (Africa Information & Communication Technologies Alliance) is a private sector led alliance of ICT Associations, Multi-national Corporations, Companies, Organisations, Institutions and individuals in the ICT sector in 20 African countries. AfICTA’s vision is to fulfil the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa. Its mission is to encourage multi-stakeholder dialogue fostering accelerated and ICT enabled development in Africa and the use of cutting-edge innovative technologies including mobile, computing and satellite technologies to achieve an Information society in Africa. It was formed on May 1, 2012 and registered in Nigeria on December 30, 2013 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantees.


About GKPF

As an evolving network of public, civil society, and commercial organizations, GKPF provides members, access to global knowledge and innovation; links with organizations within and across regions; supports capacity development and provides opportunities for resource mobilization to advance development. The goals are to engage and empower partners and stakeholders at all levels of the society and community in the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and improve usage of the powerful domain name system for the benefit of all people across the world.

Contact details :


Jimson Olufuye




Rudi Vansnick    -   Klaus Stoll

rudi.vansnick@gkpf.org     klaus.stoll@gkpf.org


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