KICTANet Training of Trainers on Women’s Data Protection and Privacy

Date: Wednesday 26th October 2022 to Thursday, 27th October 2022
Place: Royal Tulip Canaan-Nairobi, Hurlingham


We are in the digital age, and data is the new oil. Kenya’s Constitution guarantees the right to privacy under Article 31.  Kenya has also passed the Data Protection Act, 2019, which establishes an Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, whose role is to oversee the implementation of the Act and handle data protection complaints.   

While business practices and government action have dominated data protection policies, gender has not been a focal point in policy discussions. In fact, on June 27th, 2022, KICTANet launched a policy brief on data protection and privacy from a gender perspective, highlighting these policy gaps in data governance.

KICTANet believes that women have a big stake in data protection frameworks because of the link between data breaches and offline and online gender-based violence. Granted, technology is an enabler of the right to privacy because of increased anonymity and privacy. However, it has been observed that some of the users of new technologies have employed them to violate the autonomy and human dignity of others, particularly women. Individuals can use privacy-invasive technologies and behaviors against men or women to degrade or control them. However, the behavior of some of the users of technologies disproportionately or entirely target women.

Online Gender-Based Violence against women takes the form of sexual objectification of women through the use of tiny cameras to take up-skirt and other fetish images of women. Conversely, women share their nudes with partners, and when a relationship goes sour, such photos sometimes end up in the public domain. In addition, the availability of personal information about women from public records and other sources has fuelled cyberstalking and real-world stalking.

KICTANet seeks to build women’s capacity in understanding data protection principles through the examination of lived experiences of privacy in its many forms – positive and negative, over

physical, psychological, sexual, patrimonial, and moral dimensions, both online and offline.

To address these challenges, KICTANet in partnership with GIZ is implementing a project on strengthening women’s safety online. As part of the project’s activities, KICTANet will conduct a Training of Trainers on Women’s Data Protection from 26th October 2022 to 27th October 2022. 

The objective of the training is to build capacity and knowledge sharing by equipping trainers to train their peers. In the end,

  1. Participants will be trained on data protection and privacy from a gender perspective.
  2. The participants will be able to conduct similar data protection training in their host institutions.

The training targets women in the private sector, civil societies and gender activists.

As our long-time partner on this subject, KICTANet invites you to participate in a 2-days Training of Trainers in Data Protection and Privacy Training for Women. 

We look forward to hearing from you. To send nominees or to get more information about this program, please email and copy 

About KICTANet

KICTANet is a multi stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested in ICT policy. The network acts as a think tank that catalyses policy reforms in the ICT sector, and it is guided by four pillars: policy advocacy, stakeholder engagement, capacity building and research. KICTANet’s guiding philosophy is that of encouraging synergies for ICT policy-related activities and initiatives. As such, the network provides mechanisms and a framework for continuing cooperation and collaboration in ICT matters among industry, technical community, academia, media, development partners, and Government. 


Day 1
Time Session Facilitators
9:00 – 9:30  Opening remarks and Introductions

  • Setting stage, Participants’ expectations of the training
Angela Minayo/Meshack Masibo and 
9:30 am – 10:30 am Introduction to Data Protection and Privacy

  • Definitions of key data protection concepts and privacy principles
  • Overview of Data Protection legal and policy framework
Cynthia Chepkemoi
10:30 am – 11:00 am TEA BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Data Protection and Privacy from a Gender Perspective

  • How gender impacts data protection and privacy policies
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm  Case Study Practicum

  • Participants identify data protection breaches from a case study
1:00pm – 2:00pm  LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm – 2:30 pm Criminal liability and Data Protection –  when to file a criminal case for a privacy breach and what that means.  
2:30 -4:00 pm Group Exercise  
4:00pm  TEA BREAK
Day 2
Time Session Facilitators
9:00 am – 9:30 am Recap of Day 1 Angela Minayo
9:30 am – 10:30 am Continuation on data protection Principles Cynthia + Mercy
10:30 am- 11:00 am TEA BREAK
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Remedies to Data Protection Breaches

  • Legal Remedies (Court and Complaints Mechanism at ODPC)
  • How to choose the right process depending on the desired outcome
1:00 pm -2:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Reporting Mechanisms

  • Practical Reporting Mechanism for reporting data breaches on social media platforms
3:30 pm- 4:00 pm Training Assessment

  • Participant training assessment
Meshack/ Mercy
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Training evaluation 

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the training
Angela Minayo
3.50 pm – 4.00 pm Closing remarks. Participants are free to leave Grace Githaiga/Liz Orembo


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