About Internet Society Zimbabwe

 

The internet is for everyone

 

How We Work


In the Internet’s short history, we have already witnessed attempts to shut down or limit discussions on key issues such as network neutrality, or to reframe the implications of policies, such as those that relate to cybersecurity. What we learn repeatedly is that the best and most lasting solutions are ones that we arrive at through cooperation and mutual respect, that are rooted in principle, and that open the door to innovation.

Our Mission

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

Highlights of Activities

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.

Serves as a focal point for cooperative efforts to promote the Internet as a positive tool to benefit all people throughout the world

Promotes professional development and builds community to foster participation and leadership in areas important to the evolution of the Internet.

Fosters an environment for international cooperation, community, and a culture that enables self-governance to work.

Provides forums for discussion of issues that affect Internet evolution, development and use in technical, commercial, societal, and other contexts.

Welcome ISOC Zimbabwe

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