LAGOS, Nigeria, April 7, 2022/ — The 9th edition of Paradigm Initiative’s ( hybrid flagship event, the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF22), will be hosted virtually from April 12 – 14, 2022, and in-person from April 20 – May 20, 2022.

Under the theme Towards a Digitally Inclusive and Rights Respecting Africa, DRIF22 is the annual digital rights and inclusion event that will bring 17 African countries together featuring organisations, activists, academia, legislature, and policymakers within the digital ecosystem.

During DRIF22, discussions, and debates will focus on issues plaguing the digital sphere in Africa including:
Data privacy
Affordable internet
Gender and ICTs
Disability rights and ICT
Health surveillance during COVID-19 times and
Internet shutdowns
During the three-day virtual sessions, attendees will discuss key issues develop action plans to enhance digital rights and inclusion in Africa, and collaborate on digital rights and inclusion.

From April 20th to May 20th, Paradigm Initiative and its country partners will hold a series of 17 in-person events in Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Senegal, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, The Gambia, Nigeria, Somalia, and Ghana.

With over 500 delegates and participants over the DRIF22 season, attendees will dissect the state of digital rights and inclusion in Africa. A media briefing will close the event.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Paradigm Initiative.

For further information, please contact:
Valery Njiaba, Communications Officer, Paradigm Initiative, Yaba, Lagos
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About Paradigm Initiative:
Paradigm Initiative works to ensure digital empowerment and promote a positive rights environment, supporting public policy towards Internet Freedom in Africa through a diverse team of 29, working out of sub-regional offices in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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