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Vision

To see an Africa that is fully matured in e-Governance and Internet Governance participation and development.




Mission

To conduct advocacy, research and champion initiatives that encourage best practices and participation in e-Governance and Internet Governance across Africa.

We will achieve this objective through strategic collaborations with all who share in the broad goals of an open, secure, trusted and globally-connected Internet.

About Us

Here is a brief history of ours

E-Governance and Internet Governance Foundation for Africa (EGIGFA) is a fully registered organisation in Ghana. It is established with the purpose of advocating and enhancing e-governance and internet governance activities in Africa and beyond.

In order to successfully execute the mandates of EGIGFA, two other sub entities are registered: Ghana School on Internet Goverance (GhanaSIG) and Internet Governance Club. These sub entities, will among others, assist in outreach and engagement activities on Internet governance issues

EGIGFA will also serve as an avenue to reach out to the various governmental agencies in Africa that are responsible for ensuring effective e-governance issues are handled well to be informed, trained and enlightened on what to do. This is to ensure African countries perform well and get better ratings in the United Nation’s e-governance survey. This survey measures and rates the e-governance performances of member states and the African countries do not have good ratings.

EGIGFA is an accredited organisational member of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG), which is a body within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). EGIGFA specifically belongs to these constituencies:
1. Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)
2. Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC)

EGIGFA was formed in August 2019, by Raymond, Sarata, Sedem and Jacob. They also serve as the executive committee members of the foundation and its sub-entities.

Objectives

The following are our objectives

  • Act as an outreach and advocacy body on e-governance and internet governance in Africa and beyond
  • Advice, guide and plan activities to enhance e-governance and internet governance to governments, governmental agencies, international agencies, corporate bodies and individuals
  • Organize capacity building, conferences, workshops and other events on e-governance and internet governance related activities in Africa
  • Bring together people who are interested in e-governance and internet governance related issue
  • Register and organize the Ghana School on Internet Governance
  • Operate a club called Internet Governance Club. This is to operate in schools, tertiary institutions, and at the community levels locally and internationally

Core Values

The following are our core values

Integrity

We believe Integrity counts in everything. In the context of an Internet development organization such as ours, we believe integrity of data, communications and processes ensure trust for our work

Transparency

We endeavor to ensure clear and understandable processes for both internal and external stakeholders

Openness

The scale and growth of the global Internet has been shaped by open-standards, and we believe that this principle of openness applies to our work as we intend to scale and grow

Freedom

We believe that the rights and freedoms enjoyed offline should also apply online. We also believe that people should be free to have access to Internet tools to express themselves to enforce their rights

Humanity

Compassion and the desire to do good and do well underlies our work and gives us the energy, passion and enthusiasm for our work

Timeliness

We take timely actions and intervention very seriously. We do everything to make sure every engagement meets scheduled timelines.

Advisory Board

Members of Advisory Board

Ms. Vanda Scartezini

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Bram Fudzulani

Advisory Board Member

Mrs. Fatimata Seye Sylla

Advisory Board Member

Prof. Dr. Suhaidi Hassan

Advisory Board Members

Dr. Abdulkarim Oloyede

Advisory Board Member

Katambi Joan

Advisory Board Member

Glenn McKnight

Advisory Board Member

Executive Team

Executive Team Members

RAYMOND S. MAMATTAH

Founder & President

SARATA OMANE

VP, Administration & Strategy

JACOB ODAME-BAIDEN

VP, Legal & Engagement

SEDEM SEAKOMO

VP, Technology & Innovations

Initiatives

The following are our current projects and activities that are in progress or being executed

Ghana School on Internet Governance

The immediate on-going project is to organize the first ever Ghana School on Internet Governance. This is slated for around June 2020. You are welcomed to partner with us in different forms to make this event a successful one. More...

Setting up Internet Governance Clubs

The second on-going project is getting members for the Internet Governance Club. Anyone who wants to become the pioneer members of the club in any of the campuses is welcomed to contact us. More...

Support Us

We look forward to individuals, organizations and international entities with likeminded interest in e-governance and Internet governance to partner with us. We welcome grants and donations that can make us achieve our aims.

Internet Governance Club

The club has the primary aim of building capacity of members on e-governance and internet governance related issues. This club will operate in schools, tertiary institutions and community levels. The purpose of having the club is to have a readily available youth that can be reached anytime.

There are a lot of opportunities out there that the members can learn about and benefit from but they dont have the avenue to be told what they can do and how to do it.

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Ghana School on Internet Governance

The Ghana School on Internet Governance (GhanaSIG) is an annual one week course, run by the E-Governance and Internet Governance Foundation for Africa (EGIGFA).

Our goal is to develop a pipeline of leading Ghanaians and internationals from diverse sectors and backgrounds with the skills to participate in local and international internet governance policies, structures, and national discourse. The school will train new leaders of opinion in all aspects related to Internet Governance, from a global perspective.

Resource persons for training will be drawn from Ghana, international experts and role-players in the internet governance ecosystem. The school will provide a cutting-edge curriculum, exposure and hands-on experience in participating in internet governance mechanisms, as well as provide ongoing mentorship to our students. Participants will be drawn from tertiary institutions, government, private and individuals with an interest in internet related issues. GhanaSIG is a recognized member of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Governance Schools

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Volunteer with us

We welcome people with expertise in e-governance and Internet governance to volunteer with us. We also welcome people who have skills in proposal and grant writing to volunteer with us. Volunteering with us can be done virtually.

Job Opportunities

We currently do not have any job openings. Please, check again later.

Upcoming Events

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