Senegal Multistakeholder Process on Enhancing IoT Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) could provide Africa with an opportunity to build a brighter economic future. But while new capabilities are added each day, new security weaknesses are being discovered, too. Understanding the growing impact that IoT security has on the Internet and its users is critical for safeguarding the future of the Internet.

We all have a responsibility to look after our digital well-being. Help us ensure security is at the heart of Internet innovation in Senegal.

First Multistakeholder Meeting – 28-30 November 2018, Dakar, Senegal

This meeting, organized and coordinated in partnership with the Internet Society Senegal Chapter, aimed to instigate dialogue on Internet of Things preparedness and priorities in Senegal. The meeting collected views and inputs from various stakeholders on the key issues and activities that could be used to frame the Senegal IoT security project.

The workshop discussed the following:

  • IoT security – State of IoT in Senegal
  • IoT developments in Senegal and priorities
  • Potential threats and challenges
  • Research Focus issues and way forward

The meeting was followed by the workshop on the multistakeholder model from 30 November to 1 December 2018.

These workshops aimed to develop and improve knowledge, skills and collaboration within the Internet community in Senegal.

Participants at Multistakeholder Workshop, 1 December 2018, Dakar, Senegal

Proposed Agenda


About the project

The Senegal Multistakeholder Process on Enhancing IoT Security is an 18 month long process to develop recommendations for a policies to secure IoT in Senegal. Events throughout the year will serve as an opportunity to begin planning and implementing a bottom-up, organic process to discuss potential security challenges in Senegal’s national IoT ecosystem. This initiative is a partnership of the Internet Society and the Senegal Partners, represented by the following organizations:

Objectives of the project



Our inaugural event in the news

Last November the Internet Society and its Senegal Chapter together with the Senegalese partners hosted the inaugural multistakeholder meeting on Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security. Here’s the media coverage on this event: OSIRIS: Internet Society annonce la signature d’un protocole d’accord avec le Ministère de la Communication et de l’Économie Numérique, l’Autorité de Régulation des …

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project

By Katie Watson, Policy Advisor, North America, Internet Society On April 4, 2018, the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security held its first convening in partnership with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA); CANARIE; Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada; and the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPIC). Over 80 participants from government, academia, public interest, …

Join our first meeting!

This week, from 28 to 30 November, we are hosting the inaugural multistakeholder meeting on enhancing security of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Senegal. This meeting is the joint initiative of the Ministry of Posts, Communications, Telecommunications and Digital Economy (MCTPEN), Internet Society, and the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (ARTP).  This is …