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, KIGF 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 IGFs through a chain of reporting and representation to the regional and global IGFs to ensure a bottom up Internet policy development processes and a strong link between global internet policies and the national one. This year, the meeting shall be held on the 6 July 2017 at the Laico Hotel, Nairobi.
On behalf of the local Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), we’d be interested to hear your views on the topics that you think ought to be discussed during this year’s KIGF17.
To enable us track them, kindly share them in the format below:
a) Proposed topic(s):
E.g. Positive Social media use during elections
b) Why the topic is important or relevant:
E.g. We have the general election in August and since social media is playing a key role in public engagement and expression during the elections, it would be important to discuss the potential risk for abuse or shutdowns and make recommendations to encourage positive social media use.
c) Proposed speakers (if any):
E.g. Would wish to hear from an MP, NCIC, BAKE, or Facebook
We are working on a tight schedule, but we’ll be happy to receive your feedback by the 14 June 2017.
We shall then compile your input and prepare the topics for the pre-IGF online discussion scheduled for 19 – 23 June and the final IGF Programme. We’ll also get in touch with the proposed speakers to bring them into the room.
Here’s the Kenya IGF 2016 Report for your review.