President William Ruto
July 18, 2024

Open Letter to GoK on Human Rights Crackdown in Kenya

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For the attention of His Excellency President William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya CC: Hon. John Tanui, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and the Digital Economy; Hon.
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The benefits of data governance for the public and private sectors
July 18, 2024

Harnessing Data and Technology for Policy Development in Africa

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By Dr Grace Githaiga KICTANet participated in the opening panel of #datafest24 in Nairobi from July 17-19. The discussion centred around how data and technology are driving inclusive growth and sustainable
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Police officers halt a motor bike rider during the anti finance 2024 finance bill in Kenya. Photo Frank Omondi
July 16, 2024

Leaderless Like the Internet? Exploring Gen Z Movement Structure

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By John Walubengo Is Gen Z’s movement leaderless like the internet or blockchain? We explore decentralized systems and how they function without a central authority, raising questions about the structure
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Communications Authority of Kenya
July 15, 2024

Kenya Revamps Spectrum Pricing: New Framework to Drive Innovation and Improve Connectivity

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By Jacinta Wothaya  The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is set to release a revised spectrum pricing framework this July, marking a significant development for the Kenyan telecommunications industry. This
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Global startup Ecosystem index
July 10, 2024

Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2024: Where is Africa?

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The Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2024 by StartupBlink offers a comprehensive ranking of the startup ecosystems of 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide, providing valuable insights into the dynamic
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Rosemary Kimwatu KeIGF 2022
July 9, 2024

Kenya IGF Rescheduled for August 1st – Focus on Building an Inclusive Digital Future

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The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KeIGF), which was postponed in June will be going ahead next month, August 1, 2024. The 17th edition was to be held on June 27,
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Participants in a group photo during the KICTANet in partnership with the Association of Progressive Communications (APC) roundtable discussion on "Women's Inclusion for a Multi-stakeholder Digital Future" aimed to popularize the Feminist Internet Principles (FIPs) and encourage women's meaningful participation in Internet governance.
July 3, 2024

KeIGF2024: Championing Women’s Rights Online Using Feminist Internet Principles

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The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KeIGF) kicked off its week with a focus on women’s rights in the digital age. KICTANet in partnership with the Association of Progressive Communications (APC)
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Stakeholder Engagement on the ODPC Guidance Note
July 1, 2024

How Kenya is Prioritising Data Security Alongside Tech Advancement

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By Linda Gichohi  The landscape of data protection is evolving rapidly, and the telecommunications sector sits at the heart of this transformation. On 23rd December 2023, the Office of the
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July 1, 2024

Protecting Kenyan Protestors: Tatua’s Digital Resilience Support

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Kenya’s current protests against the Finance Bill 2024 highlight the crucial role Social Justice Organisations (SJOs) play in holding governments accountable. But exercising this right often comes with risk, especially
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Group photo of participants who participated in the KICTANet with support from the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC) convened a thought leadership roundtable discussion on 26 June 2024, dubbed "Policy Dialogue on Cybersecurity and Data Protection in Kenya."
July 1, 2024

KeIGF2024: Balancing Cybersecurity and Digital Rights in Kenya

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KICTANet with support from the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC) convened a thought leadership roundtable discussion on 26 June 2024, dubbed “Policy Dialogue on Cybersecurity and Data Protection
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July 1, 2024

Conversations from the Global Disability Summit

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I was recently at the global disability convening held at the Ford Foundation Centre for Social Justice. The goal of the convening was to bring together disability and non-disability organisations
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Senate ICT Committee retreat with stakeholders at Serena Beach Hotel, Mombasa
June 27, 2024

Senate ICT Committee retreat: Showcasing KICTANet’s Work

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From June 14th to 17th, 2024, KICTANet participated at the Thirteenth Parliament, Third Session, Senate Directorate of Social Economic Committees Standing Committee on ICT. The event, held at the picturesque
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