KICTANet Quarterly Spotlight Report January - March 2023
This impact report covers the initiatives and activities conducted during the first quarter of January 2023 to March 2023. Some notable activities during the period include the commemoration of data privacy day, International Women’s Day, and the creation of a National Coalition on Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation.
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KICTANet is a multi-stakeholder Think Tank for 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.
KICTANet’s mission is to promote an enabling environment in the ICT sector that is robust, open, accessible, and rights-based through multistakeholder approaches.
During the 2022 – 2024 strategic period, KICTANet has prioritised the promotion of effective multistakeholder participation; an enabling legal, policy and regulatory environment; building capacities and empowered communities; and institutional strengthening. KICTANet’s guiding philosophy encourages synergies in ICT policy-related activities and initiatives. As such, the network provides mechanisms and a framework for continuing cooperation, engagement and collaboration in ICT matters among industry, technical community, academia, media, development partners, civil society and government.
- Convening power. To strengthen and promote engagement, collaboration and relationships with relevant stakeholders (state, business and non-state actors).
- Promoting an enabling environment. To catalyse policy, legislative and regulatory reforms in the ICT sector.
- Building capacities and empowered communities. To build the capacity of the stakeholders across government, business society and civil society and the citizens.
- Institutional strengthening.
The report outlines the work undertaken in between 2007 and 2016 which is underpinned by crowd sourcing and community engagement
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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.