Hybrid Forum: 30 June 2022
Theme: “Resilient Internet for a shared sustainable and common future“
|Interlude: Spots from event sponsors|
|08:00 – 08:15||Arrival and Registration||KICTANet MAG Team|
|08:15 – 08:30||Welcome and Introductions||Conference Moderator: Victor Kapiyo|
|08:30 – 08:45||Opening and Welcome Remarks|
Ali Hussein, the Chairman KICTANet
|Conference Moderator: Mwendwa Kivuva|
|08:45 – 09:00||Keynote Address: A Resilient Internet for a Shared, Sustainable and Common Future|
Christopher Kemei, Senior Director, representing the Director-General, Communications Authority
|09:00 – 10:00||High (C-Level) Panel – A Resilient Internet for a Shared, Sustainable and common future|
Stephen Kiptiness, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Safaricom
Mercy Ndegwa, Public Policy Director, East & Horn of Africa, Meta Platforms Inc
John Reyels, Head of Cyber Foreign Policy and Cyber Security Coordination staff, German Foreign office (virtual)
Mercy Wanjau, Director, Legal Services, Communications Authority
Sheena Raikundalia, Director, UK – Kenya Tech Hub
|Moderator: Grace Githaiga, Convenor, KICTANet|
|10:00 – 10:15||Plenary session|
|10:15 – 10:20||Interlude: Spots from event sponsors|
|Session 1: Governing Data and Protecting Privacy|
|10:20 – 11:20||panel:|
Immaculate Kassait, Data Commissioner, ODPC.
Sharon Holi, Head of customer policy, Safaricom
Irungu Houghton, Executive Directors, Amnesty International
Joel Karubiu, Chief Executive Director, KENIC
|Moderator: John Walubengo|
|11:20 – 11:35||Plenary session|
|11:35 – 11:50||Tea Break|
|11:50 – 1200||Interlude: Spots from event sponsors|
|Session 2: ICTs and the Upcoming Elections|
|12:00 – 13:00||panel:|
Fiona Asonga, Chief Executive Officer, TESPOK
Sarah Muyonga, Public Policy Manager, Meta, East and Horn of Africa, Meta Platforms Inc
Mugambi Kiai, Regional Director, ARTICLE 19 EA.
Wakabi Wairagala, CEO, CIPESA.
*Peter Ngige/Liston Kirui, Communications Authority.
|Moderator: Stephanie Muchai, Director of Partnerships, International Lawyers Project|
|13:00 – 13:15||Plenary session|
|13:15 – 14:00||Lunch Break|
|14:00 – 14:05||Interlude: Spots from event sponsors|
|Session 3: Connecting all people and promoting cyber hygiene|
|14:05 – 15:05||Panel: |
Joseph Nzano, KE-CIRT, Communication Authority
Maureen Mwaniki, Vice Director of Programs Management- Huawei Technologies, Kenya
Dr. Kate Getao, Consultant and ICT Elder
Samuel Ochieng, Cyber Security Operations, Safaricom PLC
|Moderator: Phillip Irode, ICTA|
|15:05 – 15:20||Plenary Session|
|15:20 – 15:25||Interlude: Spots from event sponsors|
|15:25 – 16:25||Session 4: Emerging Issues – Youth, Online work, Inclusion, and Regulation|
|15:25 – 16:25||Panel:|
Representative, Kenya Youth IGF – Updates from the KYIGF session.
Benson Agesa, Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK).
Ben Roberts – Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Liquid Intelligent Technologies – ICT Practitioners Bill.
Susan Otieno, AFRINIC
|Moderator: Keith Andere|
|16:25 – 16:30||Interlude: Spots from event sponsors|
|16:30 – 16:40||Kenya School of Internet Governance Award Ceremony||KESIG Faculty – Barrack Otieno / Judy Okite|
|16:40 – 16:50||Rapporteurs Summary Actions Points and Way Forward||Rapporteurs |
[June Okal, Megan Kathure and Mary Onyango)
|16:50 – 17:00||Closing Session||Rosemary Kimwatu, KIGF MAG, KICTANet –|
|17:00 – 18:00||Tea Break and Interlude: Spots from event sponsors as participants stream back into plenary|
|18:00 – 19:00||Fireside Chat: Digital Readiness of e-Government in Kenya|
Key Presentation: Raimo Reiman, Representative, Estonia government
Salome Eggler, GIZ.
Phillip Irode, ICTA – Harmonizing e-government services
Raimo Reiman, Representative, Estonia government
Prof. Bitange Ndemo, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi
Jack Ngare, Technical Director in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Google
|Harry Hare, Chairman & Content Director dx⁵|
|19:00 – 19:30||Plenary Session|
|19:20 – 22:00||Cocktails and Live Band!|
|End of Event|
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an open and inclusive multi-stakeholder forum where public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability, and development.
The United Nations Secretary-General formally announced the establishment of the IGF in July 2006 and the first meeting was convened in October 2006.
The purpose of the IGF is to maximise the opportunity for open and inclusive dialogue and the exchange of ideas on Internet Governance (IG) related issues; create opportunities to share best practices and experiences; identify emerging issues and bring them to the attention of the relevant bodies and the general public, and contribute to capacity building for Internet governance.
The event 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 referred to as the multistakeholder model of Internet Governance, which is one of the key features of the Internet’s success. This model is paramount to ensuring that the Internet remains sustainable for economic and social development.
The forums are localised and their outcomes feed into each other from country to sub-regional then regional level finally culminating in a report that is presented at the global level. The outcomes of the country level (Kenya IGF) feed into the regional level (East Africa IGF), continental level (Africa IGF), and ultimately at the global level (IGF). Previously, Kenya hosted the East Africa IGF in 2009 and thereafter, the global IGF in 2011 in Nairobi.
This year, the Annual Global IGF Meeting convened by the United Nations will be hosted by the Government of Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, 2022, in Addis Ababa.
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.
The outcomes of the Kenya IGF will feed into the African IGF and Global IGF later this year. This year’s Kenya IGF week will be held from June 27-30, 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect work all over the World and in the country. However, with the lifting of sanctions, we intend to hold the planned annual activities physically but also offer a virtual option to attend.
See the Kenya IGF Report 2021. Alongside the national IGF, a youth IGF shall be convened a day before the event to bring in voices of young Kenyans to the national discussions.
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.
The Forum programme will be developed in line with the following sub-themes:
- Connecting all People and Safeguarding Human Rights
- Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
- Governing Data Protection and Privacy
- Enabling Safety. Security and Accountability
- Addressing Advanced Technologies, including AI
The main outcome of the Kenya IGF is to maximise opportunities for open and inclusive dialogue and the exchange of ideas on Internet Governance (IG) related issues. Others include:
- Creation of opportunities to share best practices and experiences;
- Identification of emerging issues and bringing them to the attention of the relevant bodies and the general public; and,
- Contribution to capacity building for Internet governance.
The participants will consist of 250 individuals representing various sectors including government, the private sector, civil society, the technical and academic community, and the general public. Further, the Kenya IGF will feature an award ceremony for the participants of the Kenya School of Internet Governance (KESIG).
The format of the Forum will be a hybrid event that shall include:
- Thematic moderated online discussion prior to the face-to-face meeting
- Thematic moderated panel sessions
- Moderated plenary discussions
- Remote online participation
Desk registration for the KIGF will start at 8.30 a.m. on the material day and the discussions will run between 0900 – 1700. The online registration will commence two weeks earlier. A networking lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. It is also expected that a fireside event (evening panel session) will take place followed by a networking cocktail. The event is free to attend for registered participants.
6. About KICTANet
KICTANet is a multistakeholder platform for people and institutions interested in ICT policy. The network acts as a think tank that catalyses policy reforms in the ICT sector, and it is guided by four pillars: policy advocacy, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and research. KICTANet’s guiding philosophy is that of encouraging synergies for ICT policy-related activities and initiatives. As such, the network provides mechanisms and a framework for continuing cooperation and collaboration in ICT matters among industry, technical community, academia, media, development partners, and Government.