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This is part of our series of blogs on Community Networks. Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach (BOSCO) Uganda is a faith-based private, not for profit organization under the Archdiocese of Gulu that provides Internet connection and capacity building in...
If I died today, I would probably have a pretty long eulogy with no pictures of my childhood, teenage life, or even my youth to back it up. Does a beautiful story with no proof, rings a bell? I can barely remember the last time I had high self-esteem when it comes to...
By Jeridah Adayi. My sister called me and went like, you what have you done on Facebook?” Not suspecting anything unusual, I answered casually with a chuckle, “Now what? I told you to stop stalking me online.” When I post something on social media, my sister will...
By Mwenda Tevin Gitonga If there is an African country that prides itself as being the centre of innovation and technological developments in Africa, it is Kenya. We have come to be known as the Silicon Savannah due to our ability to innovate and adapt to technology....
Cyberbullying is defined as the violence that takes place over digital devices like computers, phones, tablets either through hacking, messaging, apps, or gaming with the material shared being negative, harmful, false, and injurious to the other party.
By Cecilia Maundu As the world struggles with the issue of Covid-19 most people have been forced to work from home. This has in turn seen a lot of people being online. According to Kenya’s top telecoms operator, Safaricom has seen a 70% surge in data usage as people...
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
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.