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By Amrit Labhuram Humans are a profoundly social species. Within half a century, the nature of social connections amongst humans has undergone significant change. From physical interactions, we have transitioned our social connections to global online communities such...
By Meshack Masibo One of the reasons behind the enactment of the Data Protection Act, 2019 and its attendant regulations was to create a framework that safeguards the right to privacy in the ever-increasing world where personal data is being monetised. Privacy is...
Today, February 8 2022, is Safer Internet Day. The theme this year is "Together for a better internet". The year marks the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day which commemorates a day for stakeholders to come together to bring attention and solidarity towards making...
The “Connecting the Unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” is a project being implemented by the Association of Progressive Communications in partnership with Rhizomatica that focuses on addressing the human...
By Meshack Kukubo & Victor Kapiyo If data is the new oil, then it is akin to the age when Rockefeller stumbled upon his first oil refinery. Data has become the main commodity that businesses worldwide are using to inform, shape and execute their strategies,...
KICTANet in its leadership role as a champion for public interest policy and regulation held consultations with the new Director-General of the Communications Authority of Kenya Mr. Ezra Chiloba. They held discussions on various issues and trends in the ICT sector and...
By Catherine Kyalo. Do you own a smartphone, have access to WiFi but feel half the time you are reloading pages, struggling to make out words on a WhatsApp call? Do you dread the idea of going to “shags” because you cannot afford to be cut off from the world for three...
By Judy Okite. When the COVID-19 pandemic was first announced in Kenya, in March 2020, there was panic as the news showed the effects of curfews, with the closing of offices, businesses, and schools. Three days after the initial announcement on the first COVID-19...
On Thursday, 25 November 2021, KICTANet, in partnership with the UK Government's Digital Access Program, held a Roundtable meeting on Cybersecurity in Kenya on priorities for a Post COVID-19 World. The theme of the meeting was Building Back Better. The online meeting...
KICTANet is a multi-stakeholder Think Tank for people and institutions interested and involved in 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.
Objectives of the Network are:
- To improve the effectiveness of ICT policy and regulatory processes by expanding support for ICT initiatives, providing support for member?s actions and audience for member?s ideas.
- Facilitate effective dissemination channels regarding ICT policy and regulatory processes to keep everyone updated on what is going on in the sector.
- Provide access to varied and multiple resources and skills.
- Link organisations and networks working at the community level to those specialised and working in the broader political space.
The report outlines the work undertaken in between 2007 and 2016 which is underpinned by crowd sourcing and community engagement
Click here to download the report
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.