Stockholm Waterfront 25-26 november 2019

Anriette Esterhuysen APC, Civil society

Anriette is the Executive Director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

Through her work at SANGONeT, Anriette was involved with establishing Internet connectivity in Southern Africa in the late 80s and connecting universities and NGOs in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with email links to global networks.

She has served on the African Technical Advisory Committee of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa’s African Information Society Initiative.

She currently serves on the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Ms Esterhuysen was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013.

From 1987 to 1992, when she joined SANGONeT, she did information and communication work in development and human rights organisations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. During this period, and while she was at SANGONeT, Anriette, with many others, helped establish email and internet connectivity in Southern Africa. SANGONeT hosted a Fidonet hub that provided universities and nongovernmental organisations in, among other places, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with email links to global networks as part of a collaboration between the APC and the United Nations Development Programme. She has served on the African Technical Advisory Committee of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa’s African Information Society Initiative and was a member of the United Nations ICT Task Force from 2002 to 2005, the WSIS Task Working Group on Financing Mechanisms, and the Commission for Science and Technology for Development Working Group on IGF Improvements. She is currently a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum and serves on the boards of GeSCI (Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative) and Ungana-Afrika. Anriette has published extensively on ICTs for development and social justice.

 

 

Anriette Esterhuysen var med som talare på ett tidigare Internetdagarna