KICTANet is happy to announce that the 2024 Kenya IGF will be happening on Thursday, June 27 2024, in Nairobi Kenya.

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 maximize 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 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.

This year’s IGF is centred along the overarching theme of Building our Multistakeholder Digital Future and the following 4 main themes:

  1. Harnessing Innovation and Balancing Risks in the Digital Space;
  2. Enhancing the Digital Contribution to Peace, Development and Sustainability
  3. Advancing Human Rights and Inclusion in the Digital Age
  4. Improving Digital Governance for the Internet We Want. 

Stakeholders can click here to read more about the current and previous IGFs, access the IGF 2024 program, as well as register to attend the event physically or virtually.

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