KICTANet Workshop: Privacy and Cyber Hygiene for Vulnerable and At-Risk Groups 

Date: 27th March 2024

Venue: Royal Tulip Canaan, Nairobi (Invite Only)


The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), in partnership with the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC), is pleased to host a workshop on privacy rights and cyber hygiene, “Privacy and Cyber Hygiene for Vulnerable and At-Risk Groups.”

Background and Context

Personal data is crucial in the digital economy as it provides valuable insights that entities often use to make decisions. Personal data can be used to analyse the needs of a people and thus formulate policies that meet those needs. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and other government agencies collect and use personal data to make decisions about policies and programs. On the other hand, organisations collect and process personal data to understand markets and personalise and improve customer experiences, among other purposes. When processed within the confines of laws such as the Data Protection Act of 2019, individuals can enjoy benefits such as efficient and personalised experiences.

However, collecting and processing personal data poses privacy and cybersecurity risks. While these risks may affect anybody regardless of gender or socio-economic status, women, youth and persons living with disabilities are often disproportionately affected. Online gender-based violence that relies on personal data, such as doxing, cyberstalking, and non-consensual sharing of intimate images, affects women, in all their diversities, more than men, according to a 2023 research by KICTANet

The operations of Worldcoin in Kenya underscore the high rate of poverty and unemployment, hence the economic vulnerability of Kenyan youth, who were the majority of those exploited for sensitive personal data in exchange for approximately seven thousand shillings. Persons living with disabilities such as visual impairment who rely on others for assistance lack autonomy and are sometimes exposed to online financial scams where they have to rely on other persons for assistance in completing transactions on platforms such as m-pesa and online banking applications. Lack of cyber hygiene knowledge also often exposes these groups to financial losses through online scams, among other risks.

To foster an inclusive and safe Internet, it is imperative to ensure that vulnerable groups such as women, youth and persons with disabilities have the necessary knowledge and skills to protect their privacy and enhance their cyber hygiene practices.

Objectives of the Roundtable Series

This training session aims to create awareness of privacy and cyber hygiene.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Enhanced understanding of the concepts of privacy, personal data protection and cyber hygiene;
  2. Developed cyber hygiene skills and
  3. Awareness of cybersecurity and privacy risks, such as doxing, phishing, cyberstalking, and image rights abuse, among other challenges.

Expected Output

It is expected that the session shall result in a meeting report documenting the outcome of the training.

Format of the Event

The event shall be a one-day training session utilising the cyber-hygiene curriculum developed by KICTANet.


The training session targets 30-40 participants that will include vulnerable and at-risk groups such as women, youth and persons living with disabilities.  

About the Organizers

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a non-profit organisation that acts as a multi-stakeholder ICT policy and regulation platform. KICTANet’s guiding philosophy encourages 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.



Time Session Presenter / Moderator
8:15 – 8:30 am Welcome remarks -KICTANet/Slovak Embassy

Participant introductions

Objectives of the Training



8:30 – 9:30 am Overview of Privacy and Cybersecurity Frameworks Victor Kapiyo
9:30 – 10:30 am Device and connectivity cyber hygiene Neno Newa, KICTANet
10:30 – 10:45 am TEA BREAK
10:45 – 11:45 am Module 3: Social Media and Messaging Neema Mujesia, KICTANet
11:45 – 12:45 pm Online Gender Based Violence Cherie Oyier, KICTANet
12:45 – 1:45 pm LUNCH
1:45 – 2:30 pm Securing Access Neno Newa, KICTANet
2:30 – 3:15 pm Keeping Money Safe Online Linda Gichohi, KICTANet
3:15 – 4:00 pm Incident Reporting  Neno Newa, KICTANet
4:00 – 4:30 pm Q&A and Evaluation Cherie Oyier, KICTANet
4:30 – 5:00 pm HEALTH BREAK



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