AfNOG (See http://www.afnog.org) is a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG aims at building a community of engineers helping each other operate Internet Infrastructure in Africa, and on the Global Internet as well as promote the discussion of issues relating to implementation of new networks that require community cooperation.
AfNOG has since year 2000 organized their annual Event in a different African country each year.
“While AfNOG fuels the rapid growth of the Internet in Africa with trained technical capacity, our content has been determined by the needs of the community. In so doing AfNOG’s output training capacity has multiplied in the past decade and the community flourished”
About the Entire Event
Event Calendar include the following:
- AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop)
- Several one /two full-day Advanced AfNOG Tutorials
- AfricaCERT Workshop & Tutorials
- AFRINIC Trainings
- AfREN Forum
- AfTLD – AROC Workshop & Meeting
- ISOC Africa Event
- A one-day AfNOG Plenary Session
- A three-day AFRINIC Plenary Session
In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be hosted in collaboration with other organizations.
A broad range of ICT Industry leaders and technical experts including Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Network Engineers who wish to acquire the necessary skills in ICT, Government, Regulators, Telecommunication companies and ICT vendors. It is a good opportunity for networking among peers and businesses.
Why Attend AfNOG?
- AfNOG addresses the current and future needs of operators in the ICT Industry
- It is focused on popular and emerging ICT issues such as Cyber Security, Mobile Networking among other
- It features discussions on a wide range of issues of the Internet including the current and newest trends in ICT
- Industry experts will be participating in conference sessions from thought-provoking and visionary keynote presentations to interactive panel sessions, all addressing the most pressing topics
AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology
The AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology aims to offer advanced training to people who are in the process of developing and enhancing an Internet-connected network with regional and international connectivity. The target audience includes senior and mid-level technical staff of commercial Internet service providers (ISPs), academic networks, government networks, or NGO networks.
This workshop builds on the experience of previous AfNOG workshops held annually from 2000 to 2016 in seventeen different African countries, and also the Internet Society’s INET workshops, held annually from 1993 to 2000 at eight locations around the world. The workshop’s Instructors are an international team with many years of experience in operating large networks and teaching about network operations.
The workshop is divided into Eight parallel tracks: ( 5 English & 1 French Tracks)
- SS-E: Scalable Internet Services (in English), focused on the design and operation of email, web, and other Internet services, in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of end users.
- SI-E: Scalable Network Infrastructure (in English), focused on the design and operation of networks using routers and switches, in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of interconnected sites.
- NM-E: Network Monitoring & Management (English)
- NM-F: Network Monitoring & Management (en francais), similar to track NM-E, but given in French.
- AR-E: Advanced Routing Techniques (English)
- CT-E: CERT Training (English)
Workshop application information is at :
**Workshop Deadline – 21st January, 2017
AfNOG will offer 1 to 2 full-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics. Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and may include a hands-on practical component. Tutorials are non-commercial in nature, and most are technically oriented. They are intended to offer advanced training on technology already deployed or soon to be deployed on networking and related services provisioning for ISP operations.
Additional information about AfNOG 2017 Tutorials will be available here shortly:
The 18th AfNOG meeting will be held in Kenya on 30th May 2017. AfNOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational practices. The meetings are informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current and future African backbone engineering practices. The AfNOG 2016 conference in Botswana drew over 300 participants, mainly consisting of network engineering staff from lnternet Service providers, Telecommunication Companies, Government, Research and Education community, Civil Society.
Additional information and the Conference schedule will be available here shortly: