WAIGF 2024 Call for Workshop Proposals

All stakeholders are invited to submit proposals for workshops at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) through the workshop application e-form. The deadline is 30 May  2024, 23:59 UTC.

Themes in the WAIGF ‎‎2024 Programme

The WAIGF 2024 programme will be organized according to the following four sub-themes:

  • Digital Connectivity, AI & Emerging Technologies for Development
  • Advancing Digital Economy & e-Governance
  • Digital Inclusion & Innovation
  • Digital Rights & Online Content

After reviewing inputs from the WAIGF 2024 call for issues, the themes above were decided on during the WAIGF 2024 First Open Consultations.

The IGF’s thematic inputs and stocktaking processes are open to everyone, with a combined 286 submissions received this year. The overarching theme of WAIGF 2024 is “Disruptive Technologies: How Far, Thus Far?”. 

WAIGF 2024 Workshops

WAIGF 2024 will be organized in a hybrid format allowing for equitable online and onsite participation. Proposals should be designed to take this hybrid meeting approach ‎into account; 

Proposers are invited to make submissions under the following themes:‎

  1. Digital Connectivity, AI & Emerging Technologies for Development
  2. Advancing Digital Economy & e-Governance
  3. Digital Inclusion & Innovation
  4. Digital Rights & Online Content

It is important that the organizers of the proposed workshops prepare their proposals clearly aligned to one of the themes described above. However, it is even more important that the description of the sessions show a specific and completely focused approach to the chosen theme, considering that for this year, this characteristic will be considered as one of the main evaluation criteria when choosing the proposals that will be included in the WAIGF 2024 programme.