Virtual Peering Series – Africa #1: Effects of COVID-19 on the African Internet

1 September 2020
13:00 – 14:30 UTC

The first exchange in the Series looked at the Effects of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the African Internet space.

 COVID-19 took the world by surprise and has significantly impacted almost every aspect of our society. From working from home, remote learning to everything we have accepted in the past few months as new life style norms.

This online session looked at how sectors such as public policy, technical operations, E-commerce, and collaboration platforms adaption to COVID-19 had allowed the region to continue to function. The discussions, driven by experts from the Internet community provided an interesting insight into the way the Internet operates.

Lead and moderator

Hisham Ibrahim

External Relations Manager, RIPE NCC


Brett Lewan

Strategy, Microsoft

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Dave Omoregie

VP Technology Operations and Supply Chain, Konga Online
Shopping Ltd

Ben Roberts

Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Liquid

Kyle Spencer

Director, Uganda Internet Exchange
Point and Co-Coordinator, African
IXP Association

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The event was livestreamed and you can watch it on the following channels:

This session is archived at the Internet Archive.

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