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Industry: Internet governance
Website: AFRALO Community Page
Key People
Aziz Hilali, Chairperson
Mohamed El Bashir, Vice-Chairperson
Phillip F. Johnson, Secretariat

The African Regional At-Large Organization (AFRALO) is one of the five RALOs that make up the ALAC constituency within ICANN. It provides news, resources, and information for individuals and end-user groups in the African region who are interested in ICANN.[1]


Aziz Hilali, ChairpersonMoroccoMISOC2013 - 2015
Mohamed El Bashir, Vice-ChairSudanISOC SUDAN2013 - 2015
Phillip F. Johnson, SecretariatLiberiaISOC LIBERIA2013 - 2015

ALAC RepresentativeLocationTerm
Beran GillenTunisia2013 - 2015
Hadja OuattaraBenin2013 - 2015
Tijani Ben JemaaTunisia2010 - 2012; 2013 - 2015

ALAC NomCom RepresentativeLocationTerm
Mohamed El BashirSudan2012 - 2014


In 2009, an AFRALO Working Group created a document that outlined the capacity building needs of AFRALO to inform and educate its representatives on ICANN activities and to establish a communication policy well-suited for the African region.[3]

AFRALO held a series of capacity building sessions at ICANN 42 in Dakar, Senegal in October 2011. More than 20 representatives from each of the African At-Large Structure joined the meetings, which had about 300 people in attendance. The five-day program, conducted by ICANN officers and staff, aimed to provide ALS representatives with briefs on key policies, issues, and facets of ICANN.

According to AFRALO's own metrics, the participation of ALS representatives increased by 30 percent in the two months following the conference. The organization also expects this participation level to extend to the At-Large policy development process and in At-Large Working Groups.[3]

See also


  2. AFRALO Regional Officers
  3. 3.0 3.1 ICANN POLICY UPDATE | Volume 12, Issue 1 — January 2012, Published 1 January 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.

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