NASIG 2020 Report


Due to COVID 19 pandemic, the North African School on Internet Governance was held virtually at the beginning of 2021 rather than during 2020, precisely from 3 to 6 February 2021. It was hosted by the Mauritanian Government and opened by his excellency Ould Salem, Mauritanian Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research & ICTs.


The school was organized in 6 sessions over 2 full days. The lectures were about:

·         Internet Governance: History, Principles and objectives

·         Realizing the Digital transformation

·         Data Protection and Privacy

·         Cybersecurity in post COVID context

·         Block-chain and Crypto Future

The sixth session was A practicum one for the learners to present their projects


The lecturers were Experts in their field from North Africa and, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe   


222 persons registered for the SIG from the 7 countries of North Africa, namely Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Sudan.


93 attended the NASIG 2020

·         23 attended the full 6 sessions

·         11 attended 5 sessions

·         4 attended 4 sessions

·         11 attended 3 sessions

·         14 attended 2 sessions

·         30 attended 1 session only


An attendance certificate has been given to 49 among the participants who attended 3 sessions and more.