A list of all Kenya IGF week events with links to their detailed pages, and registration links.

Roundtable Meeting on Privacy and Data Protection for Women

Date: Monday, 27th June 2022

Place: Four Points by Sheraton

KICTANet in partnership with GIZ will host three interactive discussions as part of the Strengthening Women’s Safety Online: Digital Security and Data Protection Training and Awareness Raising for Women in Kenya. In this meeting, we will launch the Data protection Policy Brief and the Community of Practice Digital Enquirer Kit

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Engagement in the Use of Meta Platforms

Date: Tuesday, 28th June 2022
Place: Panafric Hotel, and online via Zoom

KICTANet and Meta will host an interactive thought leadership roundtable for stakeholders in Kenya to highlight emerging concerns arising from the use of Meta’s Platforms in Kenya. There has been widespread concern over how Meta collects and processes personal data and whether the company has sufficient safeguards to guard against data breaches and violations of the right to privacy. Indeed, the colossal fines against the company over privacy violations in Europe, have led to unease, especially in Africa where data protection is either non-existent or new. In Kenya, concerns over the data breaches such as the Cambridge Analytica Scandal and the increased cases of psychological profiling, surveillance, and targeted advertising remain.

The objective of the roundtable series is to provide platforms for dialogue and engagement on the concerns and challenges arising from the use of Meta’s platforms in Kenya and to identify priority actions, potential solutions, and best practices moving forward.

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Dissemination of KICTANet–CIPESA Country Reports: Data Governance and Disinformation Pathways

Date: Wednesday 29th June 2022, 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
Place: Panafric Hotel

KICTANet in Partnership with CIPESA conducted two research projects on Data Governance and Disinformation Pathways. This event will form part of our dissemination efforts as well as policy advocacy for the effective implementation of digital rights policies in Kenya. Through this exercise, KICTANet also aims to map out areas for further research and collaboration.

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Youth IGF 2022

Date: Tuesday, 28th June 2022
Place: Online

Kenya Youth IGF is a youth-led structure to develop the capacity for coordinating, mobilizing, and advocating for meaningful inclusion and engagement of young people in the Kenya IGF in partnership with industry stakeholders to address key Internet issues. Following the success of last year’s edition, this year’s Kenya YouthIGF aims at serving as an interactive discussion platform for organized youth participation from all stakeholder groups to bring up their ideas and concerns. The Forum will further create opportunities for networking, collaboration, and creating long-term partnerships between key stakeholders and the community. This year, the YouthIGF is scheduled for 29th June 2022 as a hybrid format with some of the attendants physically and some can connect virtually. The outcomes of the forum will feed into the annual 16th edition of the Kenya IGF 2022 happening on 30th June 2022.

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Cyberhygiene training for Community-Led Trainers targetting vulnerable and marginalised groups

Date: Wednesday, 29th June 2022, Time: 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.
Place: Desmond Tutu Conference Center and Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi.

KICTANet together with other UK Digital Access Program partners (ACWICT and APDK) held training for Community-Level Trainers on Cyber Hygiene at Desmond Tutu conference centre in Nairobi, Kenya, on 29th June 2022. This training is aimed at equipping members of the community, the youth, women, and persons with disabilities – with practical skills on how to stay safe online, and while using computing devices. The students will cascade the training at the community level since this was a Training of Trainers.

Cyber hygiene is the practices and steps that users of computers and other devices routinely take to improve their online security and maintain system health. Indeed cyber hygiene can be compared to personal hygiene practices to maintain good health and well-being, as cyber hygiene practices and precautions taken by users to ensure the safety, security and protection of data while maintaining the proper functioning of devices to protect them from outside attacks.

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Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KeIGF) 2022

Date: Thursday, 30th June 2022, Time: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Place: Panafric Hotel, and Zoom Webinar

The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) is an open and inclusive multistakeholder forum that annually brings together over 250 industry stakeholders representing government, the private sector, civil society, the technical and academic community, and the public to discuss Internet Governance. KICTANet has convened the Kenya IGF every successive year since 2008 in partnership with industry stakeholders, and this year commemorates the 15th Edition.

This year’s global IGF theme is ‘Resilient Internet for a shared sustainable and common future’. The Kenya IGF theme is aligned to the global IGF theme and will respond to the local context including the upcoming 2022 general election.

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Forum on Connecting all People and Promoting Cyber Hygiene

The cyber hygiene forum is expected to have 200 physical participants and 200 online through Zoom. It targets ISPs, electronics vendors, manufacturers, and e-government service providers so that they can understand, and therefore address the needs of vulnerable groups. Some of the issues this forum will address are access to educational resources by students, access to e-government services for marginalised groups, and usage of devices by disabled people. E-government providers include e-citizen, NSSF, NHIF, and KRA among others.

Kenya School of Internet Governance 2022

Seventh Edition 17 – 30 June 2022.
Venue: Online via e-learning platform and webinars.

KeSIG’s mission is to increase the capacity of key actors and potential actors in the local internet governance space. These include traditional human rights defenders and civil society organizations, students, academia, the tech community, and government departments. These actors are also commissioned to participate in international internet policymaking thereby contributing African perspectives in global debates.

KeSIG 2022 will take place over three 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. KeSIG 2022 has 113 participants competitively selected.

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Digital Readiness of e-Government in Kenya

30 June 2022, 6.0 pm to 7.30 pm.
Venue: Panafric Hotel, and Zoom Webinar.