The 2022 Kenya IGF week and Kenya School of Internet Governance have been made possible by the Event Sponsors Communications Authority of Kenya, Meta, and GIZ. Platinum Sponsors Safaricom, and UK Government’s UKAid. Silver Sponsors Huawei. Bronze Sponsors KENIC, and TESPOK, and Kenya youth IGF sponsor IGFSA. KICTANet has been the overall event organizer for the past decade.

Event sponsors

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya. Established in 1999 by the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, the Authority is responsible for facilitating the development of the information and communications sectors including; broadcasting, cybersecurity, multimedia, telecommunications, electronic commerce, postal, and courier services.

Meta builds technologies that help people connect with friends and family, find communities, and grow businesses.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Kenya since 1975. The GIZ office is located in the capital, Nairobi. GIZ’s Digital Transformation Center Kenya advises the Kenyan government and promotes digital transformation in the areas of digital entrepreneurship, data protection, data markets, and artificial intelligence. The Digital Transformation Center Kenya is aiming to strengthen the local digital ecosystem by collaborating with a growing network of entrepreneurs, startups, and innovation centers.

Platinum sponsors

Safaricom PLC is a listed Kenyan mobile network operator headquartered at Safaricom House in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the largest telecommunications provider in Kenya, and one of the most profitable companies in the East and Central Africa region.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It was created on 2 September 2020 through the merger of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development. The 2022 KIGF session on”Connecting all people and promoting cyber hygiene” is made possible through a United Kingdom Digital Access Program initiative being undertaken by KICTANet.

Gold Sponsor

CIPESA focuses on decision-making that facilitates the use of ICT in support of development and poverty reduction. CIPESA works across the continent, informing policy-making, stirring debate, and convening productive gatherings. CIPESA works with networks, individuals, and organizations (private sector, governmental, academic, civil society) across the region, and we are key members of several African and international initiatives that aim to improve the inclusiveness of the Information Society. 

Silver Sponsors

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We have more than 195,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Bronze Sponsors

KeNIC is a company, limited by guarantee, licensed to manage and administer the dot ke Country Code Top-Level Domain (.Ke ccTLD) name. This took place after intensive consultations with the Local Internet Community. This public-private partnership was therefore the initial step in facilitating the growth and uptake of the Internet sub-sect ICT in Kenya. KeNIC’s Mission is “To manage and promote a secure and reliable .KE domain namespace.”

Technology Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK) is a professional, non-profit organization representing the interests of Technology service providers in Kenya. Established in 1999, the strength of the Association rests on its ability to be truly representative of the Kenyan industry as a whole.

As the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa and the Indian Ocean region, AFRINIC is responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources consisting of Internet Protocol (IP) address space (IPv4 and IPv6); and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs). AFRINIC’s mission is to provide professional and efficient distribution of Internet number resources to the African Internet community, support Internet technology usage and development across the continent, and strengthen Internet self-governance in Africa through a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder Policy Development Process (PDP).

Youth IGF Sponsor

The Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA) is set up to support the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The goal of the IGFSA is to provide stable and sustainable support for the IGF Secretariat and to fund related activities. The IGFSA was launched on September 1, 2014, at the ninth IGF meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

Internet Sponsor

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies is a pan-African technology group with capabilities across 14 countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. Established in 2005, Liquid has firmly established itself as the leading pan-African digital infrastructure provider. Liquid Intelligent Technologies is redefining Network, Cloud, and Cyber Security offerings through strategic partnerships with leading global players, innovative business applications, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security to the African continent.