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Impact Amplifier, with the financial support of Google.org

Impact Amplifier, with the financial support of Google.org, launched its online safety platform; AOSP on Tuesday the 6th of February in Johannesburg.

The Africa Online Safety Platform (AOSP) is an Africa-wide project with an initial focus on South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana. It is an initiative of Impact Amplifier and part of the firm’s broader intention to address African Online Safety at a systemic level.

Google South Africa Country Director, Dr Alistair Mokoena said, “The launch of this platform shows that we remain committed to providing sustained and dedicated support to the online safety ecosystem in Africa, in order to ensure that vulnerable populations are protected from online harms and reap the benefits of the internet.”

At the event, Impact Amplifier also held a panel discussion with experts from South Africa and Kenya who discussed various aspects of the online safety challenges faced in Africa. The panelists included; Craig Rosewarne; Managing Director of Wolfpack Information Risk, Camaren Pete; Director/Executive Lead at Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change, Dennis Ratemo; Programme Manager at Terre des Hommes, and Martha Sunda; Executive Director of Childline Kenya. Their discussions underscored the importance of solutions that were suited to local contexts in Africa.

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