The African Internet Governance Forum was formally launched in Nairobi, during the
global Internet Governance Forum in 2011. The Forum has been approved by the
Council of Ministers of ICT, in their deliberation in Khartoum, September 2 – 4, 2012.
The first meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) held at the Convention Center of the Smart Village of Cairo, Egypt per kindness of the people and government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Over three days, 229 participants from31 countries participated physically, and 52 persons from 21 countries participated remotely from October 2 to October 4, 2012.