IGF Week Day 2 Discussion – Digital Inclusion

Inclusion of youth in governance issues is critical in growth of internet
governance in our society # bringing in new voices into internet
governance!Second day KEGIF interesting and informative forum!Well done
panelist and co-ordinator of the programs!

On Jul 30, 2019 4:13 PM, “Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet” <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Hi Kevin, Good observation on the Community Networks as a way to increase
> access. I hope your follow up questions will be answered.
>
> On the wider digital inclusion debate, I usually think about the mobile
> phone, and how it has demystified computing and bridged the digital gap. In
> the 2000s, learning “Computer packages” was the in thing to get introduced
> to the world of computing. But today, any Android phone will do that for
> you. It has a browser, document editors, video editing, etc. It allows my
> Grandmother to install apps. Long are the days when Installing an antivirus
> or Microsoft office was a geek thing. The mobile has made that all simple.
>
> So for digital inclusion, the most important thing is providing the tools
> and infrastructure to allow access. Affordable devices, and affordable
> Internet. All the rest shall be added unto us.
>
> Regards
>
> On Tue, 30 Jul 2019 at 13:30, Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Dear Listers,
>> Thank you Victor for sharing this discussion with us, my focus on Digital
>> Inclusion is on Access and Affordability: Community Networks might reduce
>> this gap;
>> From this discussion www.kictanet.or.ke/?p=37878 I found this:
>> “Community networks represent a valuable alternative model that deserves
>> to be explored to improve access to Information and Communication
>> Technologies to underserved communities worldwide. “
>>
>> Some unanswered questions were also asked in that discussion:
>> 1. What are the government regulations on Community Networks
>> 2. Are there any licenses required? Spectrum License or Operating License?
>> 3. Why has CA been silent on this topic?
>>
>> I have also realized that KICTANet recently hosted the local Community
>> Network Global Inception Meeting, more here
>> www.kictanet.or.ke/?p=40352, any insights from those that
>> attended? How come our very own TunapandaNet
>> did not attend?
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 11:31 AM Victor Kapiyo via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Good morning listers,
>>>
>>> As we approach this year’s Kenya Internet Governance Forum on 1 August
>>> 2019, we would like to continue today’s discussion in line with the theme One
>>> Kenya. One Net. One Vision.
>>>
>>> Today’s sub-theme is Digital Inclusion. Digital Inclusion is about both
>>> identifying those with less or no access to the Internet (e.g. underserved
>>> communities, marginalized groups, the minorities, people with disabilities
>>> or people lacking digital literacy) and it is about activities related to
>>> the achievement of an inclusive information society.
>>>
>>> We would appreciate your thoughts on the following:
>>>
>>> – How can we tackle access and affordability issues, and what
>>> improvements need to be made?
>>> – How can we better utilize primary and secondary schools and
>>> tertiary institutions to promote and to deliver on digital literacy
>>> programmes?
>>> – How do we ensure that Internet governance processes are truly
>>> inclusive?
>>> – What needs to be done to enhance the capacity of different actors?
>>> – How do we ensure that these skills and employment opportunities
>>> are equitable to all on an equal footing?
>>>
>>> We look forward to hearing from you.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> *Victor Kapiyo*
>>> Partner | *Lawmark Partners LLP*
>>> *Suite No. 8, Centro House, Westlands, Nairobi | **Web:
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>>>
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>>
>> —
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> Kelvin Kariuki
>> Assistant Lecturer
>> Multimedia University of Kenya
>> Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
>> Twitter Handle: @teacherkaris
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