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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.
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 Angela Minayo and Neema Mujesia On 2nd November 2022, KICTANet in collaboration with Unwanted Witnesses conducted a Masterclass on Utilizing data while safeguarding women’s safety online during the 4th Privacy Symposium in Africa. The activity was part of the DW...
TunapandaNet, a community network located in the informal settlement of Kibera, Nairobi, has been at the forefront of the community networks movement in Kenya, advocating for affordable connectivity through community deployment of infrastructure towards bridging the...
By John Walubengo Safaricom finally launched their 5G offering last week - that’s a good thing. 5G is the next-generation mobile network standard published in 2020 by the International Telecoms Union (ITU), after, of course, the 4G standard published ten years earlier...
The second day of the Training of Trainers on Women’s Data Protection and Privacy workshop focused on the legal provisions of data protection and privacy. Mercy King’ori from the Future of Privacy forum opened the session with a discussion on the data protection...
From 18 to 20th October, KICTANet attended the side events before the 73rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission of Human and People's Rights in Banjul, the Gambia. The African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights is established under Article 30 of the African...
By Florence Ouma KICTANet is hosting a Training of Trainers on Women’s Data Protection and Privacy from Oct 26- 27. This training workshop is a partnership with the Digital Transformation Centre Kenya, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the EU...
By John Walubengo. Last week the nominee for the position of ICT Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Eliud Owalo finally took his seat on the hot chair to face the parliamentary vetting committee to make his case and justify why he is fit for office. As a professional economist...
By Mwendwa Kivuva, For the past three years, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has organised the conference as a way of commemorating October as cybersecurity month. In his keynote speech, the CA Director General Ezra Chiloba assured participants that one of...
By John Walibengo. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) recently made a move against the mobile Digital lenders who were reported to have abused personal data. That sent the strongest signal yet, that the Kenyan Data Commissioner, the privacy...
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
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.