30 April – 5 May 2000
AfNOG, which holds its first meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, is a forum for the exchange of technical information. It aims to promote discussion of implementation issues that require community cooperation, by coordinating with network service providers to ensure stability of service to end users. AfNOG is originally convened by Nii Quaynor, an alum of the Developing Country Workshops with a longtime association with the Internet Society and known as the “Father of the Internet” in Africe. AfNOG and the Internet Society form a close relationship, with coordination of events and the Internet Society contributing to AfNOG network training workshops and to the AfNOG Fellowship programme, which provides financial assistance for African engineers to participate in AfNOG’s annual meetings and training sessions.