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By Nzambi Kakusu. KICTANET was the local host of the community network learning grants' five day global inception meeting that was organized by Association for Progressive Communications (APC) from 30th April to 3rd May 2019 in Kenya. The main agenda was to kick off...
By Cecilia Maundu. Just because it’s online does not make it any less real. Online gender based violence has become the order of the day in Kenya. More often than not, people choose not to speak about it because it is regarded“virtual” hence not “real” violence. But...
KICTANet moderated the session on Community Networks and Alternative models for Internet Access Provision at the Digital Rights Forum 2019 (#DRIF19) in Lagos, Nigeria. @jossiemiliza Provides a definition of 'community networks' @ #DRIF19 with @LORDMWESH Chairing the...
KICTANet, Partners Work to Boost a Cyber Resilient Kenya Kenya needs to enhance its capacity in the legal, institutional and capacity in addressing challenges within the cybersecurity space. There is an urgent need to understand...
Written by Mwara Gichanga As the world’s biggest social network, Facebook has held a contentious place in the ongoing debate about what role social media is playing in how information is spread around the world today. The norm is that more conversations has moved...
KICTANet is a multi-stakeholder Think Tank for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. It was was formed as part of a World Summit of Information Society (WSIS) project under catalyzing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) initiative in 2003. The Think Tank is a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector, and 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.