Internet Society Foundation (ISOC Learn) and DNS Africa Media and Communications (DNS Africa) had a meeting on collaboration to train Africans on encryption and privacy. The collaboration aims to build a more secure and private internet for all Africans.
The training is expected to cover a wide range of topics, including:
- What is encryption and how does it work?
- How to use encryption to protect your data online
- How to choose a strong password manager
- How to avoid phishing scams and other cyberattacks
- How to protect your privacy on social media
The training is expected to be delivered through a variety of channels, including online courses, webinars, and in-person workshops, over the next one year. It will be available in English, French, and approved languages.
The Internet Society understands the value of training and partnership. The foundation views Encryption and privacy as essentials for protecting data and online freedom.
“We are committed to building a more secure and private internet for all Africans,” said Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo, CEO of DNS Africa. “This collaboration with ISOC Learn will help us to achieve that goal.”
The collaboration is part of ISOC’s mission to make the internet more accessible and inclusive for everyone. It is also part of DNS Africa’s mission to build a better internet for Africa.
Encryption and privacy are essential for protecting our data and our online freedom. However, many Africans do not have access to the information and resources they need to learn about and use encryption and privacy tools.
This collaboration between ISOC Foundation and DNS Africa will help to address this gap by providing free and accessible training on encryption and privacy to Africans. DNS Africa hopes that this project will make it convenient for people to learn about encryption and privacy at their own pace and in a way that works for them.
How to Participate in the Training
The training will be available online and in-person. To participate in the online training, a dedicated link will be provided to register and create an account. You can then enroll in the free encryption and privacy courses.
To participate in the in-person training, you can register for one of the upcoming workshops or become an Encrytocate (Encryption Advocate). You can find more information about the workshops on the DNS Africa website.
This collaboration between ISOC Learn and DNS Africa is an important step towards building a more secure and private internet for all Africans. The training will help Africans to protect their data and online freedom.
If you are interested in learning more about encryption and privacy, I encourage you to participate in the training. It is free and accessible to everyone.