SchoolNet Africa

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Type: NGO
Industry: ICT
Founded: 2001
Headquarters: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Email: nafi.mbodj[at]
Key People
Professor Babacar Fall, President

Nafissatou Mbodj, Executive Director

SchoolNet Africa is a non-government organization dedicated to improving the access to quality and efficient education through ICT. It collaborates with students, teachers, policymakers and practitioners through country-based schoolnet organisations across Africa. SchoolNet Africa is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. [1]


The idea to establish SchoolNet Africa began in September, 1999, when the International Develoment Research Centre (IDRC) Acacia Program hosted a workshop in Cape Town. It was attended by representatives from 10 African countries. During the workshop, the participants develop a case statement, which was formally endorsed during the African Development Forum (ADF) hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in November, 1999. A business plan for SchoolNet Africa was developed through the IDRC's support. In 2000, the business plan was presented during a workshop on school networking in Africa held in Okahandja, Namibia. An Interim Steering Committee was created during the workshop, which was attended by more than one hundred representatives from ministries of education and the the private sectors of 20 African countries. In 2001, SchoolNet Africa was established in partnership with the Open Society Institute for Southern Africa (OSISA) after a formal endorsement from the Interim Steering Committee. [2]

SchoolNet Africa and ICANN

SchoolNet Africa has been an At-large Structure (ALS) in ICANN's At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) since 2008. [3]


General Information
Type: ALS
Country: Senegal
Region: AF