Be Brave Movement Mauritius hosted the National Conference in Mauritius on “Ending Childhood Sexual Abuse”.
The Conference was held at Halley Movement office, Port Louis, Mauritius, on 20th November 2023.
After the first SIG in 2021, Mauritius SIG is holding the second programme from 15 to 26 August 2022.
The Mauritius School on Internet Governance (Mauritius SIG) is a capacity building programme designed for IT professionals and graduate students keen to learn more about digital innovation, the impact of the Internet and other digital technologies and Internet governance.
This initiative is convened and hosted by Mauritius IGF. The aim of the Mauritius School on Internet Governance is to create an avenue for people from diverse sectors and backgrounds to acquire the requisite skills in order to participate meaningfully to Internet Governance discourse at the local, national, regional and the international levels.
The school is mainly addressed to citizens and residents of economies in Southern African region and the neighbouring Indian Ocean Island States.
There are NO FEE requirements for participants. Certificates will be awarded to participants after completion.
Mauritius SIG is under the aegis of Halley Movement run by Internet Initiatives Academy.
If you have any questions please get in touch: [email protected]
History & Overview of Internet Governance
To give an overview of developments and applications on the evolution and use of the internet.
Data Protection Issues & Future of Data Protection
Introduction to data protection and what it entails. To highlight discuss issues in data protection and solutions towards the future of data protection.
To provide more insight into the importance of digital literacy and how it impacts the digital future.
Internet Governance in Africa and Indian Ocean Islands
To discuss internet governance processes in Indian Ocean Islands and Africa.
Emerging Issues in Internet Governance
To highlight and provide practical solutions in issues facing internet governance.
Youths role in advancing technology in relation to SDGs
To illustrate the role and importance of the youths in the advancing technology.
Cybersecurity, Crime and Human Rights
To explain the need for protection systems, networks and digital attacks.
Internet governance and exclusion/inclusion: Gender
What is digital inclusion and digital exclusion? The concept of “gender” mean when we use it in internet governance?
The Mauritius Internet Governance Forum (Mauritius IGF), hosted by Halley Movement and the Internet Society has provided its response to the Mauritius ICTA Consultation Paper today. Below is a summary of our response.
The technical solution presented in the ‘Consultation Paper on proposed amendments to the ICT ACT for regulating the use and addressing the abuse and misuse of Social Media in Mauritius’ undermines encryption and the general security of the Mauritian Internet by adding a proxy that indiscriminately decrypts all traffic that is routed through it.
This type of encryption backdoor introduces vulnerabilities that can be exploited by others. The deployment of user certificates relies on methods that resemble the criminal behavior of phishers. Furthermore, the proxy can easily be avoided through the use VPNs or overlay networks.
Encryption is an important technology that helps Internet users keep their information and communications confidential and secure, and serves a crucial role in reinforcing the personal security of billions of people every day and the national security of countries around the world.
Any technical means to decrypt social media messages can be used to decrypt any other traffic and is therefore fundamentally untrustworthy.
Further, the establishment of a committee to assess and censor speech sets a precedent in limiting the fundamental rights of Mauritian citizens.
We do understand the issues associated with disinformation on social media and urge you to engage with the local Internet stakeholder community to identify constructive and creative ways to deal with this issue.
Finally, we are strongly aligned with the joint civil society statement in response to your consultation signed by Access Now3 and many other organizations and individuals. It makes similar points to our submission and stresses that the impact of the Mauritian regulator’s proposed actions will go beyond its borders, raising global concerns.
Mauritius & Indian Ocean island States Internet governance Forum (Mauritius & IOS IGF) Report Launch
Title of Report:
What Citizens of the World and Mauritius say about the Future on Internet.
Date of Launch: 24 February 2021.
Launch Venue: Port Louis, Mauritius.
What should a healthy digital public sphere look like? More precisely, what should we do to fight disinformation?
How should we collectively handle the data we are producing? How should Artificial Intelligence be governed? And how should we make decisions on all these topics? What is a relevant and legitimate architecture for the future of digital cooperation in Mauritius to fight issues related to online child abuse?
Mauritius IGF has been selected to be a Panel Speaker on Session “Digital Rights and impact on Democracy”.
The virtual event will be on Friday 6th November 2020 at 10:30 pm, Mauritian Time. Shortly after the session ends, recordings will be posted on the IGF YouTube account.
The IGF 2020 is the 15th annual meeting hosted by the United Nations. The meeting will be hosted online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be hosted across two phases: from 2-6 November and from 9-17 November (weekends excluded).
The overarching theme is: Internet for Human Resilience and Solidarity.
The Global IGF 2020 is an opportunity for us to come together with leaders from all around the world to learn and strengthen our knowledge in different areas on Internet Governance.
Halley Movement Coalition hosted Mauritius Internet Governance Forum 2020 (Mauritius IGF) on 10th of October, 2020. The forum was a collaborative initiative between State and Non-State actors, encouraging policy dialogue among stakeholders on issues of Internet Governance.
The forum was live streamed on our Facebook page
Halley Movement, Mauritius Internet Governance Forum & Indian Ocean Island States, invite you to participate in IGF 2020: Citizens’ Dialogue on `Connecting the Digital Dots’.
The Forum will be held on 10th October 2020 at Halley Space, Harel Mallac Technologies, Phoenix Les Halles, Phoenix.
The Forum aims at addressing core questions on the future of Internet with citizens and stakeholders around the world.
During the Forum, there will be guided video clips, with a main speaker and facilitators.
The topic sessions will include the following:
Our country is presently facing an ecological disaster where a Japanese-owned ship by the name of MV Wakashio ran aground at Pointe D’Esny at the end of July 2020. Oil from the ship started to leak into the lagoon affecting the fauna and flora, family living on the coastline and those earning a living from the sea are at serious risks.
Halley Movement Coalition is working with other partners to assist during this crisis. Please click here if you wish to help.
Due to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affecting Mauritius and the extension of the curfew order imposed by the Government of Mauritius, our office is closed.
However, our services, more particularly, our online helpline is operational during this period as far as possible. As at date, we have witnessed an increase in the number of contact made to our online helpline.
For more information on Covid-19 in Mauritius, please visit the official page which is www.covid19.mu