Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance (MEAC-SIG)

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The MEACSIG offers a 5-day intensive programPolitical, legal, economic, socio-cultural, and technological dimensions of Internet governance


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Online coursePrepare for your participation from everywhere

Careful preparation is essential to the success of the school, this why an online preparation course is provided to selected applicants before they begin the 5-days program.

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Learn and Network

The school provides opportunities to exchange ideas with experts and fellow participants working in the field of Internet Governance.

Unique Experience

Participants spend one-week taking part in an intensive programme, joining a vibrant community, and enjoying social activities.

Advanced Level

The school focuses on cutting-edge issues and encourage scholarly and practical approaches to Internet governance in a highly interactive environment.

MEACSIG Certificate

A certificate of attendance is given at the end of the school to those participants who have attended all the classes.

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MEAC SIG turned out to be a wonderful opportunity and experience to know about internet governance and related aspects. It is highly recommended for the people having interest in internet governance. It actually widened my horizon and opened my vision to a totally new dimension and I am happy that I am pursuing internet governance subject. I am now keen to explore and be part of forums related to internet governance within and outside Pakistan and all credit goes to MEAC SIG.

Dr. Nadia Khadam, Senior Assistant Professor Bahria University

Overall, the School is highly recommended and imperative for any student, professional and researcher interested in Internet governance and the assorted visions, power conundrum and the multistakeholder model regarding the Internet. MEAC-SIG, without any doubt, will continue to help develop the future leaders of Internet governance in the region.

Zakir Syed, Research Manager SAMENA

MEACSIG is a school targeted on the enhancement of the middle east and adjoining countries youth in the field of Internet Governance. The school offers courses and training which builds on your previous knowledge And give you new insights. It’s being led by experts willing to teach you as much as you’re thirsty for. A week of contribution, collaboration, new approaches, international connections, friendship and of course fun moments. Being awarded by the fellowship of attendance is undoubtedly one of the most amazing experiences one could ever have. Had I not attended the school, I would have given up on trying to understand IG and discovering its complexities. Thank you MEACSIG-2017!

Sogand Ghorbani, Researcher and Document Manager Rojina Computer Ltd.

The MEAC-SIG 2015 event in Tunisia was one of the best IG-related courses I’ve ever attended right a few months after I started to learn and work on Internet Governance topics. Co-organizing this event by ICANN and the Internet Society as well as the excellent diversity of speakers and attendees made it very useful for me and I can claim that my journey in Internet Governance started right after this school.

Mahdi Taghizadeh, Co-founder & Vice-Chair Delion

The MEAC-SIG was an opportunity for me to meet participants from several countries in the region. During the school we have learned a lot from each other thanks to the interactive sessions delivered by the school, these sessions gave us the keys concepts which have allowed us to be very active with Middle east internet governance community and also within ICANN workgroups.

Chokri Ben Romdhane, IT Senior Analyst CNUDST

Taking part in the MEAC-SIG was a great educational opportunity that I advise any person wiling to learn about how the internet works or functions to register to. It was a great opportunity to also get to meet stakeholders of internet governance from all over the world.

Layal Jebran, CEO Moubarmij, Inc.

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