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Type: Non-profit
Industry: Inernet
Founded: 2000
Headquarters: 16 Boundary Road, East Legon

P.O. Box 3035 Accra, GHANA

Country: Africa
Key People
Dr. Nii Quaynor, AfNOG Convener
Nancy Dotse, Secretariat

AfNOG (African Network Operators Group) is a forum organized by the African Network Information Center (AfriNIC) dedicated in promoting the exchange of technical information and the cooperation and coordination among network service providers regarding the discussion and policy implementations on issues affecting the internet community and to maintain the stability of the internet within the African Region.


AfNOG's main objective is share experiences on technical challenges in setting up, building and running IP networks on the African continent.[1]


During the AfNOG Conference, tutorials and technical workshops are provided to participants. African Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are given advance training they can utilize to help improve the country's internet connectivity and internationally.[2]

Tutorial and meetings are conducted after technical workshops and topics are centered on technical tutorials regarding networking and other related about ISP operations and issues relevant to the internet community.[3]


AfNOG gives recognition to African individuals who have great contributions in the development and growth of internet in the continent of Africa through the following awards:

  • [[Abha Ahuja Fellowship Award- was created by the Internet Society (ISOC) in memory and recognition to the contributions of the late Abha Ahuja's in improving the internet and active participant in different organizations such as ARIN, RIPE, APNIC, AfNOC, the IRTF, the ISOC, etc. A Senior Research Engineer at Arbor Networks in Ann Arbor, and Director of the Routing Area at IETF.[4] The grant is given annually to qualified applicants who are actively engaged in improving the internet in Africa such as Network Engineers, Operational and Infrastructure Support Personnel or Educators to attend a regional operators meeting particularly the RIPE Meeting.
  • NII Service Award- The Network Information Infrastructure (NII) Service Award was established during the 10th year anniversary of AfNOG which was initiated by its convener and 2007 Jonathan Postel Award recipient, Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor to recognize African individuals who made significant contributions in the improvement of the African internet community.[5]

Recipients of the 2010 AfNOG NII Service Awards include:[6]