The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) will host its first Mozambican country forum in Maputo on June 19, 2014. The open meeting will bring together a wide range of key stakeholders—including government leaders and representatives from the private and not-for-profit sectors— to debate current policy and regulatory barriers to affordable Internet access, and to discuss best practices for tackling these challenges.
Forum participants will work to develop concrete policy recommendations and to form a national coalition, which will be responsible for leading the reform process.
In April, Mozambique became the third country—and first SADC country—to join A4AI and to publicly commit to develop and implement the policy changes needed to drive down the cost of broadband. Currently, less than 5% of the Mozambican population uses the Internet, primarily as a result of the high cost to connect (Source: ITU 2013).
If you are interested in participating in the event, we invite you to apply to attend by emailing Emilie Yam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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