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Call for Local Hosts for 2018 AFRINIC Training Workshops

In 2016, with the support of various stakeholders in the community, we were able to train 638 engineers and managers during eighteen (18) training workshops held in sixteen (16) different countries. Furthermore, so far in 2017, we have trained 297 engineers at  9 training workshops held in different countries. These training workshops covered the knowledge and skills of Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) and IPv6 planning and deployment. We are using this message to soliciting for partners to collaborate with us by hosting training workshops in their countries in 2018.

Who can host?

Any organisation that wants to take the lead in promoting the development of Internet technology in their country. Local hosts in the past have included:

  • Ministries of Information and Communications Technology
  • Government regulators 
  • National ISP or IXP Associations
  • Telecommunications and Internet Service Providers
  • Universities and other Higher Educational Institutions
  • Research and Education Network organisations
  • Country Network Operator Groups

Benefits of hosting

  1. Priority reserved places for 10 participants from your organisation.
  2. Raise your organisation's profile as a technical capacity building leader/facilitator in your country.
  3. Reduced training costs (travel and accommodation) for sending your staff to a different location.
  4. Show support as an AFRINIC partner in Internet Technology development in Africa.

Hosting requirements

  1. Publicise the event within your country.
  2. Provide a suitable venue for the workshop - the venue must be able to hold at least 40 participants in a classroom or U-shape sitting configuration.
  3. Provide light refreshments for the participants.
  4. Assist with getting visas and identifying suitable hotels for the accommodation of AFRINIC resource persons.
  5. Provide a high-speed Internet connectivity(at least 20Mbps), a multimedia projector, flipchart and marker, as well as other on-site logistics at the training venue.

Please download the AFRINIC Training Local Hosts Quick Guide for details.

Though not mandatory, local host can offer to cover flight tickets and accommodation for trainers. This enables us to offer training in countries that our budget for the year might not otherwise permit us to.

What AFRINIC provides

  1. Course organisation (registrations, participant screening and evaluation).
  2. Teaching the course and facilitating related conferences.
  3. Provide equipment for practical sessions.
  4. The best LIR (INRM) and IPv6 training program on the continent. 

Other conditions

  1. Courses are open to anyone but priority will be given to AFRINIC members.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, courses are free of tuition. However, attendees must pay for their own accommodation, travel and expenses.
  3. AFRINIC does not offer fellowships for attending training workshops.
  4. We require at least 30 participants before we can organise an open workshop.
  5. Priority is usually given to participants from the host country.

Next actions

  1. If you are interested in hosting a workshop for your country,  submit a hosting proposal by filling the 2018 TRAINING REQUEST FORM on the next tab. Deadline 24:00 UTC on the 31st January 2018.
  2. The announcement of selected hosts will be done latest 28th February 2018.

Please note that due to resource constraints, we can only do a limited number of onsite training workshops per year and so not all requests will be accepted for this year. Proposals shall be evaluated based upon the level of local support, level of community engagement and need. Only successful applicants will be contacted for follow up.

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