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Towards promoting cyber-hygiene awareness among excluded and marginalised populations in Kenya developing a comprehensive cyber hygiene curriculum, and video features, animations, comic strips, video skits, factsheets, and posters.
In our civic duty as active and engaged citizens, KICTANet has deployed election observers to observe the tech component of our elections since 2013. The year 2022 is no different, and KICTANet will also observe the technology component of the elections nationwide from preparedness, the voting process, transmission, and post-election processes.
During Kenya IGF Week, KICTANet holds several events to celebrate the magic of the internet and discuss common issues on internet governance and digital rights
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By Nicodemus Nyakundi To use EdTech to produce inclusive, effective, and resilient learning, we must rethink accessibility. We must consider moving the EdTech ecosystem towards evidence-based, technology-enabled teaching and learning. There is no better place to...
By John Walubengo It has been three years since the Kenyan Data Protection Act was enacted in November 2019 and two years since the first Data Commissioner was appointed and sworn into the Office of the Data Protection Commission. A lot has taken place over this...
KICTANet conducts two Community of Practice Activities on OGBV and Women’s Data Protection and Privacy in Kakamega and Kisumu
Digital Enquire Kit module on OGBV On 16th November 2022, KICTANet conducted two community of practice workshops in Kisumu and Kakamega with 40 participants drawn from Community Based Organisations, human rights defenders, feminists, activists and journalists. We...
By John Walubengo Last week one of the largest Cryptocurrency Exchanges, FTX, made news for the wrong reasons – it collapsed, filed for bankruptcy, and the CEO was reported to be on the run to Latin America. This event got many people talking about blockchains,...
By Josephine Miliza The Internet Governance Forum is a multi-stakeholder platform where new and ongoing issues related to internet governance are discussed and debated. These discussions happen at the national, regional and global levels and inform the development of...
By Florence Ouma Twitter’s Accessibility Experience Team got laid off in a series of changes sweeping the social media platform. The team was responsible for making the site’s user experience friendlier for people living with disabilities. The now ex-Engineering...
By Nicodemus Nyakundi How can we ensure a sustainable, human-centred digital economy? Would giving guidance and regulations help solve challenges and create opportunities in the online gig economy? These are the key questions that shaped the discussions during the...
Lessons from The third edition of the Tanzania School of Community Networks Community Networks are quickly gaining traction as a complementary access model in unserved and underserved areas. School of community networks is a capacity-building platform aimed at...
Tanzania School of Community Networks - Third Edition The third edition of the Tanzania School of Community Networks (TZSCN) convened by Kasulu Community Networks Cooperative took place on 1 - 2 November 2022 in Kasulu district, Kigoma Province, Tanzania. The edition...
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.