The Internet Society supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.
Our work aligns with our goals for the Internet to be open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy. We seek collaboration with all who share these goals.
Together, we focus on:
- Building and supporting the communities that make the Internet work;
- Advancing the development and application of Internet infrastructure, technologies, and open standards; and
- Advocating for policy that is consistent with our view of the Internet
To help achieve our mission, the Internet Society:
- Facilitates open development of standards, protocols, administration, and the technical infrastructure of the Internet.
- Supports education in developing countries specifically, and wherever the need exists.
- Promotes professional development and builds community to foster participation and leadership in areas important to the evolution of the Internet.
- Provides reliable information about the Internet.
- Provides forums for discussion of issues that affect Internet evolution, development and use in technical, commercial, societal, and other contexts.
- Fosters an environment for international cooperation, community, and a culture that enables self-governance to work.
- Serves as a focal point for cooperative efforts to promote the Internet as a positive tool to benefit all people throughout the world.
- Provides management and coordination for on-strategy initiatives and outreach efforts in humanitarian, educational, societal, and other contexts.
Chapters help further the Internet Society’s cause to achieve an open and free Internet – an Internet for everyone. We bring Internet Society members in local and regional groups that run programmes and activities dedicated, among other things, to informing policy and educating the public about Internet-related issues.
Internet Society Nigeria Chapter is one of such; Chartered in 1999, we encourage broad public debate on internet-related topics in which all stakeholders in Nigeria are proportionally represented. We believe in the Internet Society Mission and are committed to furthering the set goals and objectives in Nigeria.
Internet Society Chapters run a varied programme of events, programmes and activities that all work to support the ISOC principles and mission, including:
- Educational events – educating members or the general public about Internet-related issues such as security, broadband access, IPV6, child safety, network neutrality, and much more.
- Community programmes– ensuring Internet access for economically disadvantaged people or those with disabilities, covering areas such as hardware, software, distribution and best practices.
- Public policy programmes – informing policy and decision makers about Internet issues such as net neutrality, copyright protection, censorship, or human rights.
- Networking events – helping members connect with like-minded people who share an interest in bringing the benefits of the Internet to everyone.
Join the Nigeria Chapter
Join the Nigeria Chapter today and help promote the evolution and use of the Internet by all people throughout Nigeria.