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

Date: 22 June 2023

Kenya Internet Governance Forum 2023 (Hybrid)

Kenya IGF brings together stakeholders representing government, the private sector, civil society, the technical and academic community, media, and the public in an informal setting for policy dialogue on Internet governance issues on an equal basis through an open and inclusive process. This type of cooperative engagement is usually called the multistakeholder model of Internet Governance, which is one of the key features of the Internet’s success. This model is paramount to ensure that the Internet remains sustainable for economic and social development.

The Kenya IGF theme is aligned with the global IGF theme and will respond to the local context.  ‘The Internet We Want – Empowering All Kenyan People

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Date:   Wednesday 21st June 2023

Data Protection and Privacy from a Youth Perspective

Place: Mercure, Upper Hill, Nairobi (formerly Crowne Plaza)

KICTANet and Meta believe that the youth have a big stake in privacy and data protection frameworks. Granted, technology and digital platforms can be enablers of the right to privacy. KICTANet and Meta seek to build the youth’s capacity to understand privacy and data protection principles through the examination of their lived experiences and capacity building. In this regard, KICTANet in partnership with Meta will host a roundtable discussion with youth drawn from different sectors to understand the privacy challenges, opportunities and best practices.

The main objective of the roundtable is to build awareness of the right to privacy on digital platforms, understand the unique privacy challenges facing youth, and equip them with insights and best practices on how to safeguard their privacy in the digital age.

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Date: 21 June 2023: 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Kenya Youth IGF 2023

Hybrid Event: via Zoom, and Physical at Mercure Nairobi (Formerly Crowne Plaza)

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. The outcomes of the forum will feed into the annual 17th edition of the Kenya IGF 2023 happening on 22 June 2023.

This year’s theme for the Kenya YouthIGF will be “The Internet we want – Empowering all Youth.”

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Date: 20 June 2023- 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Special Documentary Screening of ‘Backlash: Misogyny in the Digital Age.’

Last year, KICTANet with support from GIZ developed an e-learning module on online gender-based violence and conducted workshops aimed at building a community of practice on online safety. Given the complex nature of internet governance, tackling Online Gender Based Violence requires a multi-stakeholder approach both in raising awareness and finding solutions.

Art is not only thought-provoking but can describe issues where words fail. Backlash: Misogyny in the Digital Age is an emotive, raw and unfiltered documentary produced by La Ruelle. The documentary follows the online experience of four women across two continents namely; former President of the Italian parliament Laura Boldrini, former Democratic representative Kiah Morris, French actor and YouTuber Marion Séclin, and Donna Zuckerberg, a specialist in online violence against women and the sister of Facebook’s founder.

As part of activities during this year’s KIGF Week activities, KICTANet with support from GIZ will screen this documentary and host a panel session afterwards on Online Gender Based Violence in Kenya. Panellists will guide the audience in distilling forms of OGBV, existing legal and policy responses and gaps that need to be addressed.

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Date: 19 – 20 June 2023 0800 – 1300 hours

Training on Access to the Internet and public participation for women


On 23rd February 2023, KICTANet in partnership with International Centre for Non-Profit Law (ICNL) held a consultative meeting with civil society organizations to discuss and raise awareness on the impact of public internet access on women’s engagement in public participation. 

One of the key findings from the meeting was that apart from internet access, civil society organizations need capacity building on the use of technology to enhance their public participation efforts. This area, also referred to as civic tech, is vital for civil society organizations to find information on policy and legal developments and more efficient ways to submit comments to the government.

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8th Edition 2nd – 22nd June 2022. Venue: Online via e-learning platform and webinars.

Kenya School of Internet Governance 2023

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 2023 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 2023 has 75 participants.

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