Towards promoting cyber-hygiene awareness among excluded and marginalised populations in Kenya developing a comprehensive cyber hygiene curriculum, and video features, animations, comic strips, video skits, factsheets, and posters.
In our civic duty as active and engaged citizens, KICTANet has deployed election observers to observe the tech component of our elections since 2013. The year 2022 is no different, and KICTANet will also observe the technology component of the elections nationwide from preparedness, the voting process, transmission, and post-election processes.
During Kenya IGF Week, KICTANet holds several events to celebrate the magic of the internet and discuss common issues on internet governance and digital rights
KICTANET POST : Latest news, events & opportunities
By John Walubengo The ongoing 2022 Presidential petition has convinced me that, going forward, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commission would greatly benefit if one of its commissioners was an ICT professional. Unlike legal and accounting...
This report presents a summary of the key findings of KICTANet’s election observation mission during Kenya’s general election held on August 9, 2022. During the election, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) cleared 16,098 candidates to compete...
By John Walubengo Were the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers hacked? This seems to be the million-dollar question before the Supreme Court. So, one has to be careful about what to discuss and what not to discuss in a matter before the...
By John Walubengo. Now that the Chairman of IEBC has ‘sung’ and Kenyans have a new President-elect, what next from an electoral tech perspective? The law anticipates that some of the candidates may dispute the elections and subsequently file a Presidential Petition at...
By John Walubengo. Ever since multiparty elections were sanctioned in 1992, Kenyans have always voted peacefully and gone home quietly. The election-related problems or violence that occasionally erupts arises from what happens AFTER polls close and not during or...
An estimated 2.2% of Kenyans, which translates to 0.9 million people, live with some form of disability. Article 54 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 guarantees all persons with disabilities (PwDs) the right to reasonable access to information. Kenya has also signed...
By Walubengo John. Last week we discussed the issue of manual vs digital registers with regard to voter identification. Whereas this issue has been widely covered in the media, there is very little coverage and discussion around the results transmission system (RTS)...
By Walubengo John. We had this debate five years ago in 2017 and the protagonists took different sides. Thanks to the short memories of Kenyans, politicians can without blinking an eye take different positions depending on the day’s weather - without expecting to be...
Open-Ended Working Group on Security of and in the Use of Information and Communications Technologies 2021-2025
By Grace Githaiga, Convenor, KICTANet, 27 July 2022. Statement by KICTANet during the Third Substantive Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Security of and in the Use of Information and Communications Technologies 2021-2025, UN Headquarters, New York. Mr Chair,...
KICTANet is a multi-stakeholder Think Tank for ICT policy and regulation. The Think Tank is a catalyst for reform in the Information and Communication Technology sector. Its work is guided by four pillars of Policy Advocacy, Capacity Building, Research, and Stakeholder Engagement.
KICTANet’s mission is to promote an enabling environment in the ICT sector that is robust, open, accessible, and rights-based through multistakeholder approaches.
During the 2022 – 2024 strategic period, KICTANet has prioritised the promotion of effective multistakeholder participation; an enabling legal, policy and regulatory environment; building capacities and empowered communities; and institutional strengthening. KICTANet’s guiding philosophy encourages synergies in ICT policy-related activities and initiatives. As such, the network provides mechanisms and a framework for continuing cooperation, engagement and collaboration in ICT matters among industry, technical community, academia, media, development partners, civil society and government.
- Convening power. To strengthen and promote engagement, collaboration and relationships with relevant stakeholders (state, business and non-state actors).
- Promoting an enabling environment. To catalyse policy, legislative and regulatory reforms in the ICT sector.
- Building capacities and empowered communities. To build the capacity of the stakeholders across government, business society and civil society and the citizens.
- Institutional strengthening.
The report outlines the work undertaken in between 2007 and 2016 which is underpinned by crowd sourcing and community engagement
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FACTS AND FIGURES
Achievement of the Network over the Years
Thought Leadership Forums
Conversations in KICTANET listserv
Active listers contributing often
Different conversation threads
Impressions on ICT policy discussions
KICTANet’s organisational strategy:
We facilitate stakeholder engagement through collaborative initiatives in face-to-face Town Hall meetings, and in the KICTANet?s interactive mailing list where multiple stakeholders engage regularly on ICT policy issues.