KICTANet Newsletter

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National ICT Dream Team Unveiled by CS Owalo to Lead Kenya’s ICT Sectoral Reforms

Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Mr. Eliud Owalo, inaugurates a team of technocrats to lead Kenya in policy, legal, and legislative reforms in the ICT sector. The team will address the challenges posed by emerging technologies and draft relevant bills, policies, and strategy documents. The team is led by seasoned ICT veteran Professor Tim Waema.
ICT CS Eliud Owalo during the launch of Free Wi-fi in Nairobi

Cross-Platform OGBV: An Insidious Problem

A group photograph of women and at least two men in a hotel lobby.
Lucy Dawson shared a wholesome TikTok video of how she began walking with the aid of a cane. It ended with someone on Meta using her pictures to solicit money on a fake account with 52,000 followers. But not before someone reposted the clip on Twitter to amplify the message. She ended up getting trolled by some doubters who accused …

Digital Literacy Training as an Enabler to Meaningful Access in Kenya

According to ITU’s definition, Meaningful connectivity is a level of connectivity that allows users to have a safe, satisfying, enriching, and productive online experience at an affordable cost. Meaningful connectivity depends on several factors known as connectivity enablers: investment in digital infrastructure, availability of digital devices, affordability of digital devices and internet data plans, digital literacy skills, and security online. …
Digital Literacy Training as an Enabler to Meaningful Access in Kenya

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