Arusha Women School of Internet Governance

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The first ever Arusha Women School of Internet Governance (AruWSIG) took place on the 27th and 28th of April 2018 at Arusha Accountancy Institute (AAI). The event was organized by Digital Grassroots Tanzania country coordinator, Rebecca Ryakitimbo. Digital Grassroots President, Esther Mwema, travelled from Zambia to host a session at the maiden event that hosted 90 youth participants in Arusha, Tanzania.

For the last three years, Localization Lab has partnered with AruWSIG, to localize different tools and resources into Swahili, through localization sprints. These sprints are structured in a way that every fellow gets an opportunity to go through and translate an entire resource, and afterward the document is given to reviewers for editing purposes. A lot of people around the world have benefited from the localization of different tools and resources, with its importance becoming increasingly more well known today.

However none of this would be possible without the volunteer contributors, who offer their time to take part in this localization sprints. Most of these contributors are fellows who have been selected to be part of AruWSIG. Despite the efforts being made to increase the number of women in the internet governing space, women are still underrepresented. Being a women-focused event, AruWSIG offers fellows a unique opportunity to be part of this male-dominated space.

Event Details

ICANN is a proud sponsor.

Event Agenda

Day 0 – 12th September
Time Course Content
08:00 - 9:00 EAT Arrival
Registration AruWSIG Support Team
09:00 - 9:30 EAT Opening Remarks
Organizing Committee
09:30 - 10:30 EAT Localization Introduction
Ms Rebecca Ryakitimbo, Co-founder / Co-Convenor
Cecilia Maundu, Localization Lab
10:30 - 11:00 EAT Localization Sprint I
Louis Lloyd, #AruWSIG19 Alumnus
11:00 - 11:30 EAT Tea Break Onsite
11:30 - 13:00 EAT Localization Sprint II
Louis Lloyd, #AruWSIG19 Alumnus
13:00 - 14:00 EAT Lunch Onsite
14:00 - 16:00 EAT Localization Sprint III
Louis Lloyd, #AruWSIG19 Alumnus
16:00 - 16:30 EAT Recap / Announcements / Closing Remarks / End of Day
AruWSIG Organizing Committee
Localization Lab
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