This impact report covers the initiatives and activities conducted during the first quarter of January 2023 to March 2023. Some notable activities during the period include the commemoration of data privacy day, International Women’s Day, and the creation of a National Coalition on Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation.
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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.
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A summary of the status and implications of the UN Cybercrime Convention, and an invitation to a panel discussion featuring KICTANet and other experts.
The Worldcoin Project, a controversial biometric-based cryptocurrency, sparks a debate on how to balance innovation and regulation in Kenya. A regulatory sandbox could be a solution.
Digitalization has increased instances and the intensification of online violence within the digital sphere due to anonymity, automation, remote action, easy accessibility, and dissemination. Consequently, victims are being silenced and pushed out of digital spaces....
Data governance is a set of rules, procedures, and practices that leverage data as an asset for wealth creation. This article explains what data governance is and why it is important for both the public and private sectors.
Learn what critical infrastructure is, why it is important, and how cyberattacks can affect it. Find out the common types of cyberattacks and how to prevent them.
The “Mapping Kenya’s Cybersecurity Capacity-Building Needs” policy brief addresses the growing need for cybersecurity capacity-building in Kenya.
Whilst browsing the internet, I stumbled upon two photos. The first photo showcased a woman wearing glasses and sitting in a wheelchair while using a laptop. I had planned to use this free stock photo for an article I was working on. It perfectly matched the theme and...
Kenya’s cyberspace experienced a cyber attack from a group calling itself ‘Anonymous Sudan’, believed to be hired cyber-mercenaries from Eastern Europe. The attack targeted critical government and private sector services, causing servers to shut down. Defending against such attacks requires a deliberate, long-term, multistakeholder approach, as outlined in Kenya’s National Cybersecurity Strategy.
The government of Kenya's e-services is under attack. The e-Citizen platform, which hosts several essential public services and sensitive data, came under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. For days now, no one can access these crucial services online. A...
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.