Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Penplusbytes Participates in Internet Governance Training

Team Penplusbytes participated in a training workshop organized by the Internet Society Ghana Chapter (ISOC Ghana) in collaboration with the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) of Ghana and the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association.

The three day workshop was on Internet Governance and Standards Development. Participants were from both public and private sectors and tertiary institutions and were made up web developers, coders, content managers and software developers.

The team was tutored on key issues around governance of the Internet such as network neutrality, internet security, spam, ecommerce and user protection. Other areas covered were development of standards that make the Internet work in a seamless manner. The workshop was facilitated by both local and international instructors, among who were Edwin Opare, Technical Manager at NITA; Mr. Eric Akumiah, also Director of Operations at NITA.

Mr. Edwin Opare mentioned that “with the Internet Governance training, participants will be equipped to understand the economic, legal, infrastructural, sociocultural and developmental issues relating to the governance of the Internet in order to fully participate in the local & global multi stakeholder engagements that have made the Internet successful thus far.”

Sandra Mills, Penplusbytes representative at the event said “the training was a great eye-opening experience that brought a lot of knowledge and key issues on internet governance. With the NCA’s effort, policies should be put in place to curb issues such as SIM fraud and cyber security.”

The program was sponsored by the global Internet Society “from its Community Grants program geared towards innovative program that will advance its mission of open development of the Internet.”

ISOC Ghana is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people in Ghana and throughout the world.

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