African Internet Exchange System (AXIS)

Validation workshop on the draft Baseline Report on SADC Regional Interconnection Policy and regulatory framework in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 23, 2017 – March 24, 2017

March 23, 2017 to March 24, 2017

Validation workshop on the draft Baseline Report on SADC Regional Interconnection Policy and regulatory framework in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 23, 2017 – March 24, 2017

African Union Commission (AUC) through the Africa Internet Exchange System Project organized a workshop to validate the draft baseline report on SADC Regional Interconnection policy and regulatory framework. The workshop is organized in collaboration with SADC and CRASA and facilitated by Nathan Associates who contracted from AUC to develop SADC Regional Interconnection policy framework. Representatives from Member States of SADC are participated in the workshop.
The African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project aims to keep Africa’s internet traffic local to the continent by providing capacity building & technical assistance to facilitate the establishment of National Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Exchange Points in Africa.
As part of its activity, the project is supporting the development of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Regional Interconnection Policy Framework. The objective of this workshop is to present the draft baseline assessment report to SADC Member States in order to validate it. Based on the validated baseline report, the draft SADC policy & regulatory framework will be then developed.
Following the presentation by Nathan Associates, participants have discussed and provided input to the report. The consultant will proceed to finalize the baseline assessment report incorporating the information provided by member States during workshop.