Tunisia 2015

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

May 25-29, 2015
Regency Tunis Hotel
Tunis, Tunisia


As part of the ICANN Middle East Strategy devised by the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG), ICANN aims to develop and sponsor outreach programs and initiatives in partnership with national and regional stakeholders in order to stimulate the regional Internet community and ensure effective participation in regional and global Internet Governance fora.

To that end, ICANN through MESWG’s Task Force on Capacity Building and Awareness (TF-CBA) organized the Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance (MEAC-SIG) 2015. This annual five-day event comprised of focused sessions tailored to fit the region’s needs. These sessions  covered a broad range of issues from technical to policy aspects of Internet Governance.


The MEAC-SIG helps individuals from the MEAC region to better understand the global and regional Internet Governance issues, settings and processes while gaining access to comprehensive and structured knowledge on the various aspects of Internet Governance, and the actors, issues and settings surrounding it.


The MEAC-SIG offers a 5-day intensive learning course spanning five tracks. The course covers the political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological and other dimensions of the Internet Governance within the context of the MEAC regional imperatives.

The program carries practical oriented workshops, round tables, and case presentations.


Target Audience

The target audience was derived from the countries of the MEAC region that are expected to be comprised of students, practitioners, researchers and professionals from the following sectors:

  1. Academia and Research
  2. Civil Society and NGOs
  3. Government and Public Sector
  4. Technical Community
  5. Private Sector and Business


The Second Edition

The second edition of the MEAC-SIG took place in Tunis Gammarth, Tunisia during May 25-29, 2015 with a generous invitation and host from the ISOC Tunisia Chapter. The venue for the event was the Regency Tunis Hotel. The organizer for the event was ICANN.


For further reading, folks were encouraged to read content found at the following links:

  • An Introduction to Internet Governance by Jovan Kurbalija (Several Languages)
  • Governing the Internet by Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (EN)
  • ICANN Handouts (EN)
  • Exploring Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance (EN)


The final agenda can be found here. 


Students Contributions

Content Shared by Students

Event Pictures

You can find pictures for the event at https://www.flickr.com/photos/isoctunisie.

Students Event Reports

  • Ahmed Jedou (AR)
  • Hamza Ben Mehrez (ARENFR)

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