Submitted by gwl1 on Tue, 10/16/2007 - 14:21.
AfrISPA is a continental Association of African Internet Service Provider Associations. It is a non-profit organisation, whose members are themselves non-profit organisations, The members of these national ISP Associations in turn are mostly commercial organisations. Formed in 2001, AfrISPA has grown over the years in membership numbers, in effectiveness, and in influence. This process has been greatly helped by generous sponsorship from a number of organisations, including DFID (UK) via the CATIA programme, IDRC (Canada) and OSI. AfrISPA has a number of objectives, of which AfrISPA has been particularly successful in helping to increase the number of operational Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and Internet Service Provider Associations (ISPAs) in Africa. AfrISPA has built up a cadre of over 40 indigenous experts who have helped to pass on their expertise to some 700 senior African technical and managerial staff members, regulators, politicians and others in 23 countries so far.