Working for an open globally connected, secure and trustworthy internet for everyone

The Internet Society Zimbabwe supports the work of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to create open standards for the internet.

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Chapter Initiatives for 2020

Community Networks Regulatory Framework and Structures in Zimbabwe :


Global Routing Webinar


Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security


Myths in IT Governance

Our Priority

What We’re Doing

Connecting the World

We promote policies and build communities to sustain an Internet that is a universally accessible platform for innovation, creativity, and economic opportunity. The Internet is for everyone.

Building Trust

Trust is the key issue in defining the future value of the Internet. The Internet Society’s policy agenda on trust is guided by our “Policy Framework for an Open and Trusted Internet“.

Improving Technical Security

Global infrastructure is required so that Internet endpoints without a prior relationship can communicate in a trusted and secure way. Unmediated connections are a hallmark of the Internet. 

Take Action

What you can do

Make a difference for the Internet development in your community, and across the country. Join a global movement. The Internet Society Zimbabwe Chapter enables members to network and organize locally, focusing on communities and issues most important in their areas 

Our Members Shape The Future

You can help preserve the foundations on which the Internet was built and join us in keeping it open, global and available to all.

Shaping the Internet’s future

As does every technology, the Internet has grown, evolved, and adapted to new technologies and new uses. As a global infrastructure, the Internet is also shaped by economic and policy forces. A key part of the Internet Society’s work is to understand and anticipate how these various factors might affect the Internet’s future, and work to ensure changes do not undermine the key attributes that have allowed the Internet to thrive over the past three decades.

Read Our 2019 Global report: Consolidation in internet economy


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Community Networks Regulatory Framework and Structures in Zimbabwe

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Welcome ISOC Zimbabwe

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Planting the seeds of The Internet of Things in Africa

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Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2019

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Fourth Summit on Community Networks in Africa

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Deep Dive: How Do Banks Score on Privacy and Security?

In April 2019 the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance published its 10th annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll assessing the security and privacy of 1,200 top organizations. The Banking sector includes the top 100 banks in the U.S., based on assets...

How Could Consolidation Impact the Internet in the Future?

How will consolidation impact the Internet’s technical evolution and use? In 2017, the Internet Society published a comprehensive study to better understand the forces of change that will shape the Internet over the next five to seven years: The 2017 Global...

Importance of the internet

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