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Anriette Esterhuysen — IGF

Chairperson, Internet Governance Forum, Multistakeholder Advisory Group, and Senior Advisor on Internet Governance, Association for Progressive Communications

Anriette Esterhuysen currently serves as the chairperson of the Multistakeholder Advisory Committee of the Internet Governance Forum, a role to which she was appointed by the United Nations Secretary General. She was the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) - the largest ICT-focused civil society network in the world - from 2000 to 2017 an continues to work with APC as a senior advisor on Internet governance and convenes the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) a joint initiative of APC, the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa. She has served on a various UN working groups and advisory committees, including the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Working Group on Financing Mechanisms (2003-2005), the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) Working Groups on IGF Improvements (2011-2012) and on Enhanced Cooperation (2017-2018). She was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame as a Global Connecter in 2013 for her work in extending internet connectivity in Africa. Ms. Esterhuysen currently serves as a Commissioner on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace as as a member of the board of directors of the .ZA (South Africa) domain name authority, ZADNA.

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