The Kenya ICT Action Network (KiCTAnet) is now accepting applications for the 7th Edition of the Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) Fellowship for persons who are interested and passionate about internet governance, it’s future and internet policy.
KeSIG is an introductory course covering technical, economic, legal and contemporary social issues brought about by the Internet and how they affect Kenyans in decision making.
The program aims to build a critical mass of individuals advocating for Internet rights and freedoms by equipping the participants with the skills needed to participate meaningfully in local, regional and global policy discourse.
KeSIG is convened by Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) which is a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation.
“KeSIG has grown to be among KICTANet’s flagship programmes, and its success has not been only in bringing in new voices but also encouraging those whose work has been disrupted by the internet to understand and contribute to internet policymaking processes.”
Kenya School of Internet Governance will take place over two weeks from the 20th- to the 30th of June 2022.
The induction will be on 17th June 2022. Successful candidates will be contacted and enrolled on the program.
The deadline for submissions is 23rd May 2022.
Successful candidates are required to have ‘Reliable Internet Access’ as a Prerequisite.
KICTANet welcomes applications for fellows for the 7th Edition of the Kenya School of Internet Governance. KeSIG takes place prior to the #KeIGF2022, with the aim of introducing beginners in internet governance to basic concepts in internet policy making. https://t.co/GVg82mbS2V pic.twitter.com/hXdRTLHvSL
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The Fellow will complete research and coursework after receiving an onboarding email that also includes the course program.
After each lesson, fellows complete a graded forum discussion and assignments.
“My recommendation to future students, therefore, is to read the resources provided for each lesson and go the extra mile of finding more resources on the Internet in order to engage better,” Cherie Oyier, a 2021 KeSIG fellow.
“Since the time for submission of the assignments is limited, ensure to actively set aside time each day to complete your reading and assignments on time. Further, please actively participate in the forum discussions as these discussions add value to the overall Internet Governance space.”
The final quiz is accessible to all on the third day of the final week which is a consolidation of questions that cut across all lessons learned.
KeSIG coincides with the Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KeIGF), Kenya’s premier Internet Policy event.
The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) is an annual meeting that brings together various stakeholder groups to dialogue on ICT and Internet policy was first held in 2008.
Internet governance is the complementary development and application by governments, the private sector, civil society and the technical community, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and activities that shape the evolution and use of the Internet.
Apply for the 7th Edition of the Kenya School of Internet Governance here https://bit.ly/3PbpoRe