Hybrid Forum: 1 August 2024, Hybrid

Interlude: Spots from event sponsors
08:00 – 08:15Arrival and RegistrationKICTANet /MAG Team
08:15 – 08:30Welcome and IntroductionsConference Moderators: Ian Muiruri,
Victor Kapiyo
08:30 – 08:45Opening and Welcome Remarks
Ali Hussein, KICTANet Chairperson
Grace Githaiga, KICTANet Convenor
Conference Moderator
08:45 – 09:00Introducing Keynote Speaker: Chair Ali Hussein Introducing Keynote Speaker:
Ali Hussein 
09:00 – 10:00High (C-Level) Panel – Building Kenya’s Multi-Stakeholder Digital Future
This session aims to identify ways to strengthen and support the open, transparent, inclusive and bottom-up governance process related to the use and evolution of the Internet, and provide recommendations to achieve the vision of achieving the Internet We Want
Mercy Ndegwa, Meta Platiforms Inc
David Mugonyi, Director-General, Communications Authority
Representative, GIZ
Representative, Safaricom PLC
Amb Philip Thigo, Special Envoy on Technology /
John Kiarie, Member of Parliament
‘Gbenga Sesan, Paradigm Initiative
Moderator: Dr Grace Githaiga
10:00 – 10:15Plenary session
10:15 – 10:20 Interlude: Spots from event sponsors
10:20 – 11:20Session 1: Digital Public Infrastructure for Economic Development and Sustainability.
This session will discuss the status of digital public infrastructure, the measures in place to achieve equal access, efficiency of service, socio-economic change and sustainability. The panel will provide insights on the status and the recommendations to promote robust and sustainable digital public infrastructure.
Austin Munene, County Assembly Forum
Adam Lane, Deputy CEO, Government Affairs, Huawei Representative, State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services
Representative,  Communications Authority (Licensing and USAF)
Andrew Lewela, Chief Executive Officer, KENIC 
Moderator: Bob Ochieng, ICANN
11:20 – 11:35Plenary session
11:35 – 11:50Tea Break
11:50  – 1200Interlude: Spots from event sponsors- 

12:00 – 13:00
Session 2: Fostering a secure and resilient digital economy 
This session aims to look into the strategic frameworks and initiatives to foster the resilience of the digital economy and internet ecosystem in Kenya, focusing on emerging threats and opportunities in data governance, cybersecurity and measures to strengthen multi-stakeholder collaboration in the digital economy. 
Representative, Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
Zipporah Mucheke, Business Development Advisor, KPMG
Christine Kitale, Association of Fintechs in Kenya
Dr David Njoga, Head of Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy and Standards, NC4
Michelle Kuria​​, Regional Marketing Manager, ESET Africa
Moderator: Tevin Mwenda, GIZ
13:00 – 13:15Plenary session
13:15 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:05Interlude: Spots from event sponsors
14:05 – 15:05Session 3: Fostering international cooperation for a secure and open Internet
This session aims to delve into the innovative solutions, regulatory frameworks and initiatives that foster international cooperation, an open internet and ensure the protection of human rights in the digital realm. It will also consider the roles of key stakeholders and the impact of the internet and digital platforms for peace, civic participation and in combating online misinformation and disinformation.
14:05 – 15:055 Minutes presentation on UNESCO Global Guidelines for the governance of technology platforms, Misako Ito(Copied), UNESCO Regional Advisor for CI 

John Okande, UNESCO
Representative, CIPESA
Charlotte Marie Matušová, Deputy Head of Mission Slovak Embassy
Bridget Andere, Access Now
Representative, Tespok
Moderator: Angela Minayo, A19
15:05 – 15:20Plenary Session
15:20 – 15:25Interlude: Spots from event sponsors and Video on Children IGF (4 min)
15:25 – 16:25Session 4: Technology facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) and Child Exploitation
This session aims to foster dialogue and knowledge exchange on success stories and best practices in achieving safe digital spaces for all, as well as efforts of all stakeholders to tackle the risks arising from this rapid transformation such as TFGBV and CE, while addressing their impact on civic and online participation.
16:25 -16.30Panelists
Representative, Cybercrime Unit, National Police Service–sent 
Jennifer Kaberi, Mtoto News
Patricia Muchiri, Communications Authority
Sylvia Musalagani, Meta Platforms Inc
Charles Juma, FCDO/UK Aid
Cherie Oyier, KICTANet 
16:30 – 16:40Kenya School of Internet Governance Award CeremonyKESIG Faculty – Barrack Otieno
16:40 – 16:50Rapporteurs Summary
Actions Points and Way Forward
16:50 – 17:00Closing SessionRosemary Kimwatu, KIGF MAG, Chair
17:00 – 18:00Tea Break and Interlude: Spots from event sponsors as participants stream back into plenary
18:00 – 19:30Fireside Chat: Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technologies

18:00 – 19:00
This session aims to foster dialogue and knowledge exchange on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies in Kenya. It will explore the best practices to promote digital innovation, responsible AI development, upskilling, relevant regulation and governance.
Fred Waithaka, Safaricom (Keynote address)
Dr Shikoh Gitau, Qhala
John Walubengo, Chairman Data Governance and Emerging Technology MoICDE Sector Working Group
Michael Michie, Everse Technology Africa
Malcolm Kijirah Representative, Microsoft
Ebele Okobi, Senior Policy Advisor, OpenAI
Moderator: Ali Hussein
19:00 – 19:30Plenary Session
19:30 – 22:00Cocktails and Live Band!
End of Event