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. 

Launch of Policy Brief

Kenya’s Data Protection Act 2019 and Article 31 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 form the pillars of the country’s data protection and privacy regime. KICTANet has noted the vital role of social media in our daily lives. However, for women, being online can make them prone to data breaches which go on to form a basis for vicious cycles of cyberbullying and attacks. In fulfilling KICTANet’s pillar of research and advocacy, KICTANet has conducted research on data protection and privacy from a gender perspective. The Policy Brief will be launched and its findings and recommendations will be shared with stakeholders.

Community of Practice Event: Digital Enquirer Kit

Finally, KICTANet has been extensively involved in the development of Module 5 of the Digital Enquirer Kit on Online Gender-Based Violence. This discussion will center on the link between the concept of gender and power dynamics, the various forms of OGBV, their harm, and tips to keep yourself safe online. We will also discuss Kenya’s experience of Online Gender-Based Violence, necessary policy and legal interventions, and digital safety skills to keep yourself safe online.

Event Program

        TIME                            DESCRIPTION
8:00 am – 8:30 amArrival and RegistrationKICTANet
8:30 am – 8:45 am  Welcome and Introductions Grace Githaiga KICTANetTevin Mwendwa, GIZ
8:45 am – 9:00 amAgenda Setting and Objectives  Liz Orembo/Angela Minayo, KICTANet
9:00 am – 10:30 amLaunch of Policy Brief of Data Protection and Privacy in Kenya form a Gender PerspectivePresentation of the Policy Brief and the concerns on data protection and privacy for women – Tevin Mwendwa, GIZProf. Sylvia Kang’ara – Key Findings and Recommendations from the Policy Brief, KICTANet Launch of the Policy Brief – Immaculate Kassait, MBS,Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
10:30 am – 11:00 amHealth break
11:00 am – 12:00 pmRoundtable Discussion- Impact of Elections on Women’s Privacy and Data Protection
Data Protection and Privacy Challenges for Women politicians; Meta’s Approach  –  Dr. Ololade Shyllon MetaExperiences in Kenya on data protection for women during elections – Elog/Amnesty/Siasa PlaceDigital Security and Data protection for women political actors during election – Liz Orembo, KICTANet
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmPlenary Session 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmLunch Break
2:00 pm – 2:45 pmAn Introduction to the GIZ Digital Enquirer Kit (DEK)Angela Minayo and Liz Orembo, KICTANet
2:45 pm – 4:15 pmPresentation of the Module Riva Jalipa, KICTANet
4:15 pm – 4:30 pmKenya’s Experience with Online Gender Based ViolenceNerima Wako – Executive Director, Siasa Place
4:30 pm – 4:45 pmFeedback session on the Module, QnA
4:45 pm – 5:00 pmClosing SessionLiz Orembo, Angela Minayo
5:00 pm –Tea/CoffeeGuests leave at their own pleasure

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