Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) will be held for the second time.
The inaugural school was organized by Kenya ICT Action Network with the support of its partners Facebook and Hivos in the year 2016 in Nairobi with 50 participants going through a three day intensive capacity building program on Internet Governance.The School was the first national school of Internet Governance in Africa.
The 2017 Kenya School of Internet Governance will be held from 3rd to 5th July 2017 at Laico Regency hotel.
The Kenya Internet Governance Forum has played a pivotal role in enhancing public participation in public policy development in Kenya. The forum has not only introduced new forms of ensuring public participation such as remote participation with the support of International organizations such as the Internet Society and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and numbers which have equally been embraced by the government, private sector, technical community academia and media, it has also built the capacity of many actors from diverse areas in the private sector, civil society, academia and the media on how to engage with other stakeholders in public policy development processes though a multi stakeholder approach. It is for this reason that the Kenya School of Internet Governance was conceptualized to bring new voices into the Internet Governance debate.
The school targets Kenyans from all sectors- government, academia, tech community and civil society who are new to Internet Governance issues.
KeSIG is an introductory course covering technical, economic, legal and contemporary social issues brought about by the Internet and how they affect Kenyan decision making. It aims to build critical mass of individuals advocating for Internet rights and freedoms through equipping the participants with the skills needed to participate meaningfully in local, regional and global policy discourse