• About Kenya IGF
  • 2017-07-06   8 AM to 6 PM
  • Laico Regency Hotel

Call for IGF Topics

The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) is an annual meeting that brings together various stakeholder groups to dialogue on ICT…

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Kenya School of Internet Governance (KeSIG) is on its second year. The very successful inaugural school was held in 2016…

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Kenya IGF

The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) is a multistakeholder forum that has been held since 2008 to discuss issues of…

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The Kenya IGF Week is composed of the following activities

  • 0830 – 1700

    KESIG: Kenya School of Internet Governance

    Actors: KICTANet / Different stakeholders

    Venue: Laico Regency Hotel

  • 0830 – 1700

    KESIG: Kenya School of Internet Governance

    Actors: KICTANet / Different stakeholders

    Venue: Laico Regency Hotel

  • 0900 – 1100

    Thought leaders/Working group meeting on Internet Shutdowns

    Actor: KICTANET

    Venue: Laico Regency Hotel

  • 1430 – 1600

    CIPIT Network Disruptions Report Launch

    Actors: Strathmore CIPIT, and Facebook


  • 0830 – 1700

    KESIG: Kenya School of Internet Governance

    Actors: KICTANet / Different stakeholders

    Venue: Laico Regency Hotel

  • 0830 – 1700

    Youth IGF

    Actors: Watoto Watch

    Venue: Daystar University Auditorium, Nairobi Campus

  • 0800 – 0815

    Youth IGF: Arrival and registration, Daystar University Auditorium, Nairobi Campus

  • 0815 – 0930

    Youth IGF: Welcome note,

    Roselyn Olumbe- Daystar University,

    Lillian Kariuki, Executive Director, Watoto Watch Network,

    Introduction to Youth IGF- Grace Githaiga KICTANet,

    Remarks by guests,

    Kenic ( .Ke),



    Law Society of Kenya,

    Ministry of ICT,

    Opening of the forum,

    Communications Authority of Kenya-Vincent Ngundi Assistant Director,

    Cyber Security and E-commerce

  • 0930 – 1000

    Youth IGF: Tea Break

  • 1000 – 1130

    Youth IGF: Youth discussion (Main hall),

    Teachers and lecturers engagement,

    -Facebook Public policy Manager Africa,

    -Communications Authority

  • 1130 – 1315

    Youth IGF: Youth Presentation,

    Stakeholders Panel- Q/A,

    Communications Authority, Ministry of Education, Ministry of ICT,

    Facebook, Safaricom, LSK

  • 1315 – 1430

    Youth IGF: Lunch break/Departure

  • 0800


    Venue: Laico Regency Hotel

  • 0800 – 0830


  • 09:00-09:30

    Opening Remarks

  • 09:30-10:30

    Session 1: Safeguarding Free Speech Online in an Electoral Context
    Speaker(s), Title(s), Organization(s)
    Media Council
    Editor’s Guild
    Henry Maina, Article 19

  • 1030 – 1100

    Tea Break

  • 1100 – 1200

    Session 2: Tech Use in the Upcoming Election
    Speaker(s), Title(s), Organization(s)

    Regina Opondo, ELOG
    John Walubengo, MMU
    Ken Okoth, MP Kibra
    Ken Kachwanya, BAKE

  • 12:00-13:00

    Session 3: Privacy for Who? Harnessing Big Data for Good
    Speaker(s), Title(s), Organization(s)

    IBM Research
    Director, JamboPay
    Office of the Deputy President
    Muchiri Nyaggah, Local Development Research Institute
    Article 19
    Tech Innovators
    Douglas Gichuki, Strathmore University

  • 1300 – 1400

    Lunch Break

  • 1400 – 1500

    Session 4 Enhancing Cyber Security in Kenya: Threats and Opportunities
    Speaker(s), Title(s), Organization(s)

    Vincent Ngundi, KE-CIRT
    Jackson Cheboi, CA
    Dr. Bright Gameli, Cybersecurity Expert
    William Makatiani, Serianu
    Microsoft EA
    Legal Person
    Kenya Bankers

  • 1500 – 1600

    Session 5: Emerging Issues in Internet Governance (Open Mic Session)
    Tackling Cybercrime & Protecting the Youth Online
    Internet Shutdowns
    Online Censorship & Banning of Content
    Universal Access
    Internet Tracking for Advertising
    Access for Persons with Disabilities
    ICT Policy and Legislation
    State of ICT in the Counties – Kikao Feedback
    Speaker(s), Title(s), Organization(s)
    Kihanya/Obam, MOICT
    Mercy Wambua, CA
    Watoto Watch Network
    DCI – Cybercrime Unit

What participants had to say

  • “The Kenya IGF is one of the most informative national IGF initiative I have ever attended …”

    – Ebele Okobi, Facebook Public Policy Director, Africa
  • “The Internet plays an important role in access to information on elections “

    – Ezra Chiloba, CEO, IEBC
  • “We must be part of the conversation to determine what we want the internet to be “

    – Alice Munyua