The Internet Society developed a five-year strategy centered around three pillars: Build, Promote, and Defend. Members of this chapter are encouraged to access and read this to get a better understanding of the plans of the Internet Society. Members are encouraged to follow and participate in these issues; we have to support the integrity and wider accessibility of the Internet. The internet should be seen as a unifying source and not a dividing force.  learn more about Splinternet and explore how you can protect the Internet from becoming the Splinternet. See comment on Linkedin by this Chapter’s founder;

This Chapter’s founder, Mohamed Ibrahim wrote extensively about the history of the Internet in Somalia.  For more on this see and He was also involved in the earlier ICANN efforts on establishing the Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) to enable people around the world to use domain names in local languages and scripts. IDNs are formed using characters from different scripts, such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic or Devanagari. This is now a role of the Somali government’s ICANN GAC member to continue. The idea was and still remains to expand the Somali Community’s access to the Internet by promoting and enabling the use of the Arabic script as in (dot somaal as well as .so). This will enable Somalis writing in Arabic to use this domain so that they can reach a wider audience.

Internet heroes from around the world unite!  The Somali Chapter will participate in the upcoming Community Week (see below)

The Community Week 2022 will take place on 6-7 September. It will bring together an entire community of Internet heroes worldwide. Internet Society members—individuals, organizations, chapters, special interest groups, and standing groups—will celebrate our collective work to build and protect the Internet.  2022 also marks the Internet Society’s 30th anniversary, an occasion to consider how we can ensure our great work continues and that the Internet is even more reliable, more resilient, and reaches more places 30 years from now.

Let’s look at some fantastic work our global community has done to build a bigger, stronger Internet. Let’s learn from those experiences so we can do more together to build and protect the Internet for everyone.

  • 6 September 2022: 12:00 to 17:00 UTC
  • 7 September 2022: 18:00 to 23:00 UTC