KENYA SCHOOL OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE (KeSIG)
Ninth Edition 3 – 21 June 2024
Venue: Online via an e-learning platform and webinars.

Objectives 

KeSIG’s mission is to increase the capacity of key 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, and contribute African perspectives in global debates. The training aims to: 

  1. Get participants to understand Internet governance,
  2. Increase the mass of people contributing to Internet policymaking in Kenya and globally,
  3. Equip participants with skills to effectively participate in Internet governance discussions and forums, 
  4. Provide networking opportunities to different stakeholders, and
  5. Provide actors involved in Internet governance (trainers) with feedback on emerging issues.

Methodology 

KeSIG will take place over three weeks specifically from 3rd to 21st June 2024. This will be through an e-learning platform.

KeSIG is a mix of lectures and interactive activities. Participants also get to listen to perspectives from champions, practitioners, and emerging leaders participating in Internet governance. They also get to simulate scenarios and envision the future of the internet and policy-making in Africa. KeSIG alumni also facilitate sessions in the program, encouraging participants to envision their contribution to internet policymaking. 

KESIG 2024 will train 100 participants.

Areas to be covered in the training include: 

  1. Introduction to Internet governance,
  2. Main concepts in Internet governance,
  3. Internet governance processes and how to get involved, 
  4. Kenya’s Internet Governance Policy/legal framework(s), and Internet Governance Issues in Kenya 
  5. Digitalisation and digital rights in Kenya and Africa at Large.

Sponsorship.

KeSIG is made possible by partners and learners alike. We are grateful to our learners and partners who contribute resources to subsidize the cost of facilitating the course.

Kenya School of Internet Governance- Program 

PRE-TRAINING

Date: 3 June 2024

TimeActivity Facilitator
11:30 am – 11:45amMeet & Greet Barrack Otieno
11:45 am – 12:00pmKeSIG brief introductionGrace Githaiga
12:00 pm – 12:30pmCourse CalendarJudy Okite
12:30 pm – 1:00pmE-Learning Portal  Overview
Q&A 
Kelvin Kariuki 
5 to 16 June 2024
At your own free  timeSelf paced learning through the e-learning platformWalubengo, Kariuki,  and Okite

Webinar with industry speakers
24th June to 26th June 2024

Day 1:
Time Topic Facilitator
09:00 – 09:15Welcome remarks  from KICTANet  Barrack Otieno, Kelvin Kariuki, Judy Okite.
09:20- 10:00Lesson 1: Evolution of  Internet  – Internet Infrastructure development.
Q&A
Barrack Otieno
10:05- 10:45Lesson 2: Internet Design Principles – Relationship between Internet Principles and Human Rights
Q&A
10:50- 11:30 Lesson 3: Introduction to Internet Governance
11:35-12:00Daily Review QuestionsBarrack Otieno
Questions for Lessons  1, 2, 3

Day 2:
09:00- 09:15Recap From day 1 Kelvin Kariuki, Judy Okite
09:20- 10:00Lesson 4: National and Transnational Organisations’ role in Governing the Internet
10:05- 10:45Lesson 5: Private sector – Passive observer or active contributor – ISP’s : Understanding the role of Private Sector in Internet Governance
10:50- 11:30Lesson 6: Data protection and privacy overview
11:35 -12:00Q and A
12:15 – 13:00International law and comparative practice for regulating platforms – Future Directions on Moderating Platforms: Efforts by UNESCO and the EU
Day 3:
09:00- 09:15Recap of previous day’s lessonKelvin Kariuki, Judy Okite
09:20- 10:00Citizen contribution towards an effective digital Government
10:05- 10:45 Lesson 7: Key global Internet Governance Issues –

Meta’s Approach to youth safety and well-being

10:50- 11:30Effective digital rights advocacy
Q&A

Week 3


Monday, June 19th
0900 – 09155RecapBarrack Otieno
0915 – 10:00John Walubengo
10:00 – 1020Closing RemarksGrace Githaiga

Kenya IGF


Thursday, June 27
0800 – 1700Participate in the Kenya Internet Governance Forum 2024 – Physical and Online hybrid.

Award of KeSIG  – Trainees
Barrack Otieno & and Industry leaders

eLearning Track

Chapter 1

  • Historical background to the development of the Internet
  • Fundamental key principles and characteristics that underpin the internet
  • Characteristics of the internet model of Development
  • Multistakeholder engagement in global Internet governance

Chapter 2

  • Over The Top Services
  • Local Content Issues
  • Cybersecurity
  • Perspectives on key policy and regulatory issues and processes
  • Engaging policy processes: policy and legislative procedures

Chapter 3

  • Legal issues, including privacy and intellectual property rights.
  • Human Rights and the Internet
  • Participating in Internet governance: highlight of some opportunities (IGF, WSIS, IETF, ICANN, DIPLO, KICTANet)
  • Emerging issues: internet and elections

Chapter 4

  • Lesson 4: National and Transnational Organisations’ role in Governing the internet

Chapter 5

  • Lesson 5: Private Sector – passive observer or active contributor?

Chapter 6

  • Lesson 6: Data Privacy and Protection

Chapter 7

  • Lesson 7: Some of the Key Global Internet Governance Issues

Chapter 8

  • Final Assessment