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The Kenya ICT Action Network (KiCTAnet) is now accepting applications for the 7th Edition of the Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) Fellowship for persons who are interested and passionate about internet governance, it's future and internet policy. KeSIG is...
By Egline Jeptoo. On 31st March 2022, KICTANet hosted a roundtable meeting on sustainable internet using emerging technologies, themed “Building ICTs Better in a Post-COVID-19 Era.” One of the objectives of the meeting was to amplify the understanding and engagement...
Today, cybersecurity issues are becoming a daily struggle for most businesses. Recent trends, the adverse effects of the global pandemic, and numerous cybersecurity statistics reveal a massive proliferation of breached data from different sources, including mobile and...
On 29th March 2022, KICTANet and Meta convened a stakeholder engagement bringing together various civil society groups to discuss emerging concerns on the use of social media in the upcoming 2022 elections. This was a hybrid event with over 70 online and physical...
Digital adoption took a quantum leap as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, technology implementation that would have taken several years was done in months. The pandemic not only renewed the focus on universal access and universal service but also the importance of...
By Meshack Masibo Increasingly, elections are becoming more data intensive as the adoption of technology for personal data collection, storage, and processing, during the entire election cycle have grown in recent years. The 2022 general election will be different and...
The Kenya National School of Community Networks convened on 28th February and ended on 4th March 2022. The 21 participants from seven community networks underwent rigorous training in areas of: Network Infrastructure and services Policy and Regulations Sustainability...
International Women’s day (IWD) is marked every year on March 8th, to celebrate women’s achievements in social, economic, cultural and political spheres. The 2022 IWD’s theme is #BreakTheBias. KICTANet joins the celebrations and hereby highlights its contributions to...
The Kenya National School of Community Networks convenes in the first week of March 2022 at AheriNet in Kisumu. The National School Movement is a concept that has been initiated by APC-LocNet, an initiative convened in partnership with Rhizomatica with support from...
KICTANet is a multi-stakeholder Think Tank for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. The Think Tank is a catalyst for reform in the Information and Communication Technology sector. Its work is guided by four pillars of Policy Advocacy, Capacity Building, Research, and Stakeholder Engagement.
Objectives of the Network are:
- To improve the effectiveness of ICT policy and regulatory processes by expanding support for ICT initiatives, providing support for member?s actions and audience for member?s ideas.
- Facilitate effective dissemination channels regarding ICT policy and regulatory processes to keep everyone updated on what is going on in the sector.
- Provide access to varied and multiple resources and skills.
- Link organisations and networks working at the community level to those specialised and working in the broader political space.
The report outlines the work undertaken in between 2007 and 2016 which is underpinned by crowd sourcing and community engagement
Click here to download the report
FACTS AND FIGURES
Achievement of the Network over the Years
Thought Leadership Forums
Conversations in KICTANET listserv
Active listers contributing often
Different conversation threads
Impressions on ICT policy discussions
KICTANet’s organisational strategy:
We facilitate stakeholder engagement through collaborative initiatives in face-to-face Town Hall meetings, and in the KICTANet?s interactive mailing list where multiple stakeholders engage regularly on ICT policy issues.