Events

2022 EVENTS


27 – 30th June 2022.

Kenya IGF Week 2022.

The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) is an annual meeting that brings together various stakeholder groups to dialogue on ICT and Internet policy. While the discussions give soft policy outcomes, the Kenya Internet Governance Forum is a knowledge-sharing platform that informs and inspires policy actors in both the public and private sectors. The national forum also feeds into the regional and global Internet Governance Fora through a chain of reporting and representation to the regional and global Internet Governance Fora to ensure a bottom-up Internet policy development processes and a strong link between global internet policies and the national one.
The Kenya IGF Week shall be held from 27th June to 30th June 2022. The events lined up include the Kenya Youth IGF, and the main Kenya IGF on 30th June 2022.

May 4 2022 8.30 am – 17.00 pm Strathmore University and via Zoom.

Partnering for Effective Connectivity and Broader Digital Inclusion

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) and United Kingdom’s Digital Access Programme (DAP) partners in Kenya are pleased to host a UK-DAP partners’ open day on Partnering for Effective Connectivity and Broader Digital Inclusion. The event, which aims to strengthen partnerships around the Digital Access Programme among existing DAP partners and beyond, will be held at Strathmore University and co-hosted by ITU and the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet).

Read the concept note here.


March 31 2022 via Zoom.

COVID 19- building better regulations Thought Leadership Series.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of the economy including the ICT sector, which has to a large extent remained afloat. This has been partly due to the widespread digitisation and adoption of ICTs across all sectors. For example, more organizations migrated to the digital space including by establishing e-commerce platforms during the pandemic. In addition, the use of video-conferencing services became more widespread as people shifted to remote work, judicial services shifted online, conferences and meetings became virtual, and schools offered lessons through these platforms. Further, learners can now access Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) e-content and lessons at home.

The increased adoption of digital services has led to an increased demand for digital services, affordable devices but also put a strain on internet infrastructure. It has also resulted in a push for more affordable, accessible, and secure broadband internet access. The pandemic has also highlighted the increasing digital divide, especially for the digitally excluded communities and marginalized groups.

Read the concept note here


Tuesday, 29 March 2022 9.00 am – 4.30 pm at Sankara Hotel, Nairobi via Invitation.

Emerging Concerns on Social Media use in the Upcoming 2022 Elections

KICTANet and Meta will host an interactive roundtable for civil society to highlight emerging concerns on digital rights activism in Kenya. These include various issues such as content moderation and efforts to prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech.

Kenya has a general election coming up in 2022 where it is clear that social media networks will continue to be used by politicians for mobilisation. Social media platforms have gained traction and there is a trend where politicians share their manifestos and misinformation. Some politicians even have ‘broadcast stations’ on social media where they update their followers/supporters on their daily activities or have ‘live’ events. Popular spaces include Twitter spaces, Facebook Live, Youtube and Whatsapp. Some of their events have huge live audiences following these events. With data protection being relatively new in the Kenyan ICT ecosystem, there is little understanding among citizens and politicians on their data rights and responsibilities.

Read the concept note here.


Thursday 24 February 2022, 9.00 am – 11.30 am via Zoom

Prioritizing Privacy KICTANet Thought Leadership Series

Theme: Prioritizing Privacy: What Next for the ICT Sector?

KICTANet in partnership with UK Government’s Digital Access Program is pleased to host a Roundtable meeting on Privacy and Data Protection, whose theme shall be Prioritizing Privacy: What Next for the ICT Sector? The event shall take place on Thursday 24 February 2022 from  9.00 am – 11.30 am, on Zoom.

Read the concept note here.


2021 EVENTS

9 December 2021, 2:00PM – 4:00PM EAT via Zoom.

Dissemination Meeting of the Scoping Study on the Digital Resilience of Social Justice Organizations in East Africa

The aim of the study – commissioned by Ford Foundation’s International Technology and Society Program and the Foundation’s regional office for Eastern Africa – was to map emerging issues, digital threats, civil society leadership, in-country organizations providing technical assistance to social justice organizations, and the opportunities and challenges at the intersection of the work conducted by the Ford Foundation, in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The expected outcome is an updated and shared understanding of the digital resilience threats, challenges and opportunities for social justice organizations in East Africa. The meeting will provide a platform to enable stakeholders to discuss how the results can be leveraged to better respond to the growing digital threats to social justice organizations in the region.


25 November 2021, 10:00AM – 12:00PM EAT via Zoom.

Cybersecurity in Kenya: Priorities for a Post Covid-19 World, KICTANet Thought Leadership Series

Theme: Building Back Better.

KICTANet in partnership with UK Government’s Digital Access Program is pleased to host a Roundtable meeting on Cybersecurity in Kenya: Priorities for a Post COVID-19 World, whose theme shall be Building Back Better. The event shall take place on Thursday, 25 November 2021, from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm, on Zoom. Read the blog article on the meeting.


21 September  2021 from 2.30PM to 4.30PM EAT via zoom.

Partners and Donors Round-table during the Kenya Internet Governance Week, a KICTANet Thought Leadership Series

The roundtable will provide a platform to highlight the digital rights issues in the Eastern Africa region and Africa, and possibly explore ways through which partners can leverage resources (financial, technical, networks, expertise, etc.) to better respond to threats on digital rights in the region. In addition, it is anticipated that participants will gain more clarity on topical digital rights concerns, and prioritize strategies and the way forward.


23 September 2021 from 8.30AM to 5.00PM EAT Hybrid event

Kenya Internet Governance Forum 2021

Theme: “Internet United


22 September 2021 2:00PM to 5:00PM EAT via Zoom

Kenya youth Internet Governance Forum 2021

THEME: “Internet United: The Role of Youth”


10 to 24 September 2021 Hybrid format: Online via e-learning platform and webinars

Kenya School of Internet Governance 2021

KeSIG 2021 will take place over a period of two weeks. On the first day, participants are taken through basic concepts in internet governance with a focus on Kenya’s contribution throughout the years. Topical issues such as online protest and content generation are covered on the second day. On the third day, participants interact with policymakers such as the Communications Authority, legislative drafters, and private sector policy advocates.


 

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