01 June 2017
As part of general awareness raising at national level, IST-Africa 2017 was showcased on the NBC Good Morning Namibia show on 29 May 2017. Paul Cunningham represented IST-Africa 2017 and Dr Maike Luiken represented IEEE Internet Initiative (3I). The interview focused on the importance of Cyber Security in Africa, current level of awareness, focus of the IEEE ETAP Forum as a pre-conference event and opportunities to participate in IST-Africa 2017. As part of the format of the Good Morning show there is a test your knowledge question. During this show the test your knowledge question focused on the number of African countries in which IST-Africa operates.
The Opening Plenary of IST-Africa 2017 was formally opened by Hon. Dr Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of Namibia on behalf of His Excellency Dr Nickey Iyambo, Vice President, Republic of Namibia. NBC filmed the formal Opening Plenary on 31 May 2017 and features part of the plenary sessions during the evening news.