The Jadili <jadili.ictpolicy.org/> platform housed by Strathmore University has been working to be the portal for ICT based legislative bills in particular. Jadili has been relatively active in this area and we hope it does continue. However, Jadili is based on the Madison Project <github.com/opengovfoundation/madison/milestones> Sadly, the Madison Project, an open source project that Jadili is based on was abandoned after Obama left office and is likely to completely stall.
In the meantime, Mzalendo Trust has been working hard on a platform named Dokeza <dokeza.mzalendo.com/>, a Swahili word largely meaning ‘Share your Idea’. Dokeza is being used to keep an eye on legislative bills going through the Kenyan Parliament with a mission to facilitate public participation in the Parliamentary processes. This platform should facilitate Information Sharing, Research and Networking, especially around our legislative bill development process.
We are working to making Dokeza a repository of bills in particular before they become law and archive the process and the public participation that takes place to come to the bill that is signed into law. But most importantly, we are working to innovating around public participation in the legislative bill process and enabling relevant and adequate public participation.
As part of the team, we would be very happy to get the Listers’ input on what and how we can make this platform the one-stop shop for our legislative bills, especially the ICT ones that govern the very platform.
Power to the hijacking, Ali 😀
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> On 2 Apr 2019, at 2:52 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 12:34:51 +0300
> From: Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva@transworldafrica.com <mailto:Kivuva@transworldafrica.com>>
> This reminds me of the reminders of the status of the implementation of the
> draft ICT policy 2016. How did that go?
> Sorry Ali for hijacking your thread :-).
> Do we have a sort of portal on the status of bills, policy documents, and
> strategies … and the responsible departments? That would make our work
> easy in following up.
> So here are the documents we are awaiting some action on.
> 1. Draft ICT policy 2016
> 2. Draft National Broadband Strategy 2019
> 3. Draft Critical Infrastructure protection bill (or is it Public structure
> and Safety bill?)
> 4. National Cybersecurity strategy (What is the status in developing a new
> strategy? Probably ICTA can give an update)
> 5. Data protection bill
> 6. Blockchain and AI task force report
> Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya
> On Mon, 1 Apr 2019 at 15:49, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
>> Has anyone perhaps have had a look at the above report? Shouldn’t this
>> report have been released by now? Almost 9 months later?
>> Dr. Ndemo, as Chair of the Taskforce please give us an update?
>> *Ali Hussein*
>> *AHK & Associates*
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>>
>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>> Nairobi, Kenya.
> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 14:51:15 +0300
> From: Ali Hussein <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> To: KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> Subject: Re: [kictanet] Blockchain Taskforce Report – Reminder No. 1
> Thanks. Hijacking well accepted. We just need to have an efficient feedback loop for these initiatives. It?s not too much to ask.
> Ali Hussein
> AHK & Associates
> +254 0713 601113
> Twitter: @AliHKassim
> Skype: abu-jomo
> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
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