The Internet Society Liberia Chapter in collaboration with the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MOPT), Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), Liberia Information Technology Student Union (LITSU), Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA), Africa Union Commission (AUC), and other stakeholders to conduct the Liberia School of Internet Governance (LSIG).
In response to a need for new voices, ISOC Liberia Chapter with support from the Internet Society Foundation small Grant partnered with MOPT, LTA, AUC, PRIDA, and other stakeholders to organize the First and second editions of the LSIG 2020 and 2021.
The goal of the School of Internet Governance is to ensure that diverse actors have the skills to participate in Internet governance structures and shape the future of the Internet.
ISOC Liberia Chapter is a multi-stakeholder body in Liberia for people and institutions interested in and involved in Internet Advocacy, capacity development, policy and regulation.
LSIG’s mission is to increase the capacity of key actors and potential actors in the local internet governance space. These include traditional human rights defenders and civil society organizations, students, academia, the tech community, and government departments. These actors are also commissioned to participate in international internet policymaking, thereby contributing to various perspectives in global debates.
The School aims to:
Get participants to understand internet governance.
Increase the mass of people contributing to internet policymaking in Liberia and globally.
Equip participants with skills to effectively participate in internet governance discussions and forums.
Provide networking opportunities for different stakeholders.
Provide actors involved in internet governance (trainers) with feedback on emerging issues.