Mauritius School on Internet Governance Accepting application

Internet Initiatives Academy

To educate and develop the professionals with necessary skills required in the tech field.

Our goal is to develop experts from diverse sectors, backgrounds and ages with the skills to participate in the technological field and shape the future of the internet.

IIA is a Halley Movement initiative.


Participants will come from the Indian Ocean Islands: Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros, and Rodrigues.

There are NO FEE requirements for participants. Certificates will be awarded to participants after completion.

School of Internet Governance (SIG)

The internet, which has more than 3 billion users, is among the most important infrastructure in the world.

School of Internet Governance was brought to support the objective of enabling professionals and other individuals to fully participate in activities related to Internet Governance processes. In Mauritius, this has been a project that was recommended after the first Mauritius IGF in 2017.

Internet Initiatives Academy whose main objective is to educate and develop professionals with necessary skills required in the Internet Governance processes was developed as a result of recommendation from Mauritius IGF in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Internet Initiatives Academy is now proud to be hosting the first School Of Internet Governance in Mauritius

The Mauritius School on Internet Governance (Mauritius SIG) is a capacity building programme designed for IT professionals and graduate students keen to learn more about digital innovation, the impact of the Internet and other digital technologies and Internet governance.

This initiative is convened and hosted by Mauritius IGF. The aim of the Mauritius School on Internet Governance is to create an avenue for people from diverse sectors and backgrounds to acquire the requisite skills in order to participate meaningfully to Internet Governance discourse at the local, national, regional and the international levels.

The school is mainly addressed to citizens and residents of economies in Southern African region and the neighbouring Indian Ocean Island States, and other applicants are welcome as well.


To create a platform for people from various backgrounds to acquire the requisite skills in order to participate fully in Internet Governance and in the related technical fields whilst also incorporating qualitative cognitive skills to take forward artificial intelligence.


To equip global leaders who will reach out to all communities and enhance knowledge and raise awareness on the importance of the internet and its future.


Internet Initiatives Academy(IIA) is a project that has been under development since the hosting of the first Mauritius IGF in 2017.

Several recommendations were made during Mauritius IGF 2018, 2019, and 2020 to impact more knowledge and skills to professionals on Internet Governance. Since then the IIA project has been in the works to ensure that its goals are achieved efficiently.

Curriculum Content

Internet Initiatives Academy (IIA) will be providing training for the following topics

History & Overview of
Internet Governance

To give an overview of developments and applications on the evolution and use of the internet.

Data Protection Issues &
Future of Data Protection

Introduction to data protection and what it entails. To highlight discuss issues in data protection and solutions towards the future of data protection.

Digital Literacy

To provide more insight into the importance of digital literacy and how it impacts the digital future.

Internet Governance in Africa
and Indian Ocean Islands

To discuss internet governance processes in Indian Ocean Islands and Africa.

Emerging Issues in
Internet Governance

To highlight and provide practical solutions in issues facing internet governance.

Youths role in advancing technology
in relation to SDGs

To illustrate the role and importance of the youths in the advancing technology.

Cybersecurity, Crime
and Human Rights

To explain the need for protection systems, networks and digital attacks.

Internet governance and exclusion/inclusion: Gender

What is digital inclusion and digital exclusion? The concept of “gender” mean when we use it in internet governance?

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IIA is a Halley Movement initiative.