Zimbabwe seeks to establish internet governance forum

Zimbabwe’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is embarking on an initiative to establish a national internet governance forum (IGF) to advance internet governance issues in the country, according to a representative of POTRAZ.

According to the spokesperson, POTRAZ is seeking to establish the forum through a multi-stakeholder framework as well as facilitating partnerships and coalitions that deliver co-ordinated domestic responses,initiatives and synergies that best promote and protect the nation’s position on the internet ecosystem.

Other objectives outlined by POTRAZ in establishing the forum include increasing awareness and building capacity on internet governance issues in the country so as to  ensure informed dialogue on policy and related matters between all stakeholders.

Establishing a co-ordinated and coherent framework for dealing with internet governance issues in the country including facilitating the participation of a broad range of stakeholders in internet governance issues.

Other objectives include ensuring that the country’s views are represented in the African Internet Governance Forum (AFIGF) and the global Internet Governance Forum.

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