Kenya IGF Publications

A list of Kenya Internet Governance Forum publications.

The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) is an annual meeting that brings together various stakeholder groups to dialogue on ICT and Internet policy. While the discussions give soft policy outcomes, the Kenya Internet Governance Forum is a knowledge-sharing platform that informs and inspires policy actors in both the public and private sectors. The national forum also feeds into the regional and global Internet Governance Fora through a chain of reporting and representation to the regional and global Internet Governance Fora to ensure a bottom-up Internet policy development processes and a strong link between global internet policies and the national one.

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14th Kenya IGF theme: “Internet United”. The sub-themes: Data Governance; Digital Inclusion; Universal Access, and Meaningful connectivity; Trust, Security, Stability, and Resilience of the Internet; Elections, Data and Technology; Emerging Issues: 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Digital Tax, E-learning, and FinTech 187 downloads Download 9.4 MB
The Kenya Youth IGF Forum is an initiative launched to bring together young people around the country and foster their engagement in a debate on Internet governance. The youth forum offers opportunities for young people to exchange their ideas and experiences with experts from business, academia, and Government. 42 downloads Download 2.1 MB
Potential Impact 1,319,780 Potential Reach 221,200 Contributors 58 (active) Current Total Followers- 1,025 Number of New Followers- 122 Engagements, 483 within 68 posts 109 downloads Download 2.4 MB
KICTANet has continued to convene the KIGF over the years and in line with the tradition, it organized the 2020 annual forum. In collaboration with Communications Authority (CA), Facebook, Safaricom, KENIC, Association of Progressive Communications (APC), and Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), hosted the Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) on October 29th, 2020. The forum themed ‘Internet for Human Resilience and Solidarity’ was hosted virtually with CIO East Africa providing the online platform, and attracted over 300 participants from the region. The event was preceded by a three-day fifth edition of the Kenya School of Internet Governance Forum (KeSIG), a flagship program for KICTANet which aims to bring in new voices into ICT policymaking. It also encourages those whose work has been disrupted by the internet to understand and contribute to internet policy-making processes.   In line with this tradition, and with the challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was held online.   Staying true to the 2020 Global theme for the IGF “Internet for Human Resilience and Solidarity,” the KIGF organizing multistakeholder group (MAG), felt it was a fitting theme in light of the role the Internet continues to play during the COVID-19 Pandemic which has ravaged the entire globe. The KIGF program then focused on the sub-themes of data; inclusion; and trust. The Data track focused on the fundamental challenge of ensuring the benefits of the data revolution to contribute to inclusive economic development while protecting the rights of people.   Trust in the online world is a prerequisite for the Internet to develop its potential as a tool for empowerment, a channel of free speech, and an engine of economic development. In this context, trust relates to the security, stability, and resilience of the infrastructure, systems, and devices, and also to the need for people to be safe and secure. These are both vital elements for enabling a healthy and empowering digital environment, beneficial to all. This track provided opportunities to discuss strategies and best practices for protecting both systems and users, along with the appropriate roles and responsibilities of governments, industry, and other stakeholders, while taking into account multidisciplinary perspectives.   Inclusion is about ensuring those with limited or no access to the Internet, such as the unserved and underserved communities, as well as those for which the internet is not accessible due to gender, disability, digital literacy, affordability, or for any other reason, are now included and have equal opportunity to be meaningfully connected to the internet. Inclusion is also about the activities related to the achievement of an inclusive information society, about engaging all stakeholders, and ensuring everyone’s voice is heard and treated equally in the decision-making processes. It is also about ensuring that everyone has the right access, skills, and motivations to reap the social benefits of going online and participate in the digital economy. 216 downloads Download 2.8 MB

The 5th edition of Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) took place from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th October 2020. The programme comprised a three-day training where the KeSIG fellows were introduced to the basics of internet governance as well as topical and emerging issues in Kenya. Thereafter, fellows attended the Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) that also took place online on the fourth day. With the knowledge gained from the school, these fellows were able to meaningfully engage during KIGF by asking questions, networking with other attendees online, and articulate their positions on issues they are passionate about. It is KICTANet’s hope that they continue to give input to internet policymaking processes locally and globally. Due to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, KeSIG 2020 was conducted virtually online through a self-paced eLearning material and webinars by industry speakers from different stakeholder groups. 85 participants were selected for this year’s training out of the 130 who applied for the training after a competitive and careful selection process. However, only 40 participants were active and completed all the required tasks needed to pass the training. Like previous years, the program had participants from other regions of East Affrica. The training adopted mixed methods such as online self-paced learning through Moodle, online tests, online Zoom presentations, and participatory activities through online group work.

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Report by David Indeje. We used Tweetbinder to analyse #KeIGF2020 conversation. Potential Impact- this is the number of times somebody might have seen the hashtag. Potential Reach- the number of unique users who might have seen the hashtag Followers per contributor- the average number of followers per contributor during the campaign. Links and pictures- number of tweets containing links and pictures. Potential Impact 2,349,630 Potential Reach 452,307 Contributors 66 (active) Follower/ contributor 130 Original Tweets 29 Text Tweets 30 (6%) Replies 54 (10.8%) Reshares 370 (74%) Links/ Images 69 (13.8%) 102 downloads Download 670.5 KB
2019 KIGF was held on August 1st 2019, at the Nairobi Sarova Panafric Hotel. It was a culmination of the activities of KIGF week that commenced on July 29th 2019 under a theme: One Kenya. One Net. One Vision. The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) is an annual meeting held in line with the multi-stakeholder internet governance approach. It brings together various stakeholder groups to dialogue on internet governance and policy issues through an open and inclusive process. KIGF stakeholders are the government, the private sector, civil society, the technical and academic community, media and the public. The purpose of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is to offer an open platform for inclusive dialogue and the exchange of ideas on Internet Governance (IG) related issues, share best practices and experiences, identify emerging issues and direct them to the relevant authorities and to contribute to the enhancement of Internet governance through capacity building of the identified stakeholders. The outcomes of the country level IG meetings such as the KIGF contributes to East Africa Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF) at regional and the Africa Internet Governance Forum (AIGF) at the continental level. Previously, Kenya hosted EAIGF in 2009 and 2012 and the global IGF in 2011 in Nairobi. 105 downloads Download 16.3 MB
The Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) now in its fourth edition is a three day training that covers technical, legal and contemporary issues brought about by the internet, and how they affect decision making in Kenya. This is an initiative of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) together with industry partners. Participants are drawn from different ICT stakeholder groups, mostly new voices in internet governance policy. The training objectives of KeSIG are to produce a critical mass of people who may be called upon to give public interest perspectives in ICT policy making, and to increase the capacity of persons interested in contributing to Kenyan and global ICT policy actions. 103 downloads Download 16.6 MB
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Report of the 11th Kenyan IGF held on 19th July 2018 at Panafric hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 108 downloads Download 4 MB
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