The 2023 Kenya IGF week and Kenya School of Internet Governance have been made possible by the Platinum sponsors Communications Authority of Kenya, and Meta. Gold Sponsors Safaricom and GIZ. Silver Sponsor Huawei. Bronze Sponsors, KENIC, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and Paradigm Initiative. The Overall Event Partner is UNESCO and Connectivity Sponsor is Dimension Data. KICTANet has been the overall event organizer for the past decade.

Event Partner


As a knowledge-based organization, UNESCO offers expertise and publishes global data and scientific information to guide public policies in the fields of education, science, culture, communication, and information.

Platinum 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.

Gold sponsors

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.

Safaricom PLC is a Kenyan mobile network operator which is the largest telecommunications provider in Kenya, and one of the most profitable companies in the East and Central Africa region. Safaricom offers mobile telephony, mobile money transfer, consumer electronics, e-commerce, cloud computing, data, music streaming, and fibre optic services. It is most renowned as the home of M-PESA, a mobile banking SMS-based service.

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.”

Paradigm Initiative works to connect underserved young Africans with digital opportunities, and ensures protection of their rights. Across our regional offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe and beyond, we work to connect under-served African youth with improved livelihoods through our digital inclusion and digital rights programs. Our programs include the Life Skills. ICT. Financial Readiness. Entrepreneurship (LIFE) training program, Dufuna and a digital rights program.

ICNL works with civil society organizations, governments, and the international community to strengthen the legal environment for civil society. For more than twenty-five years, ICNL has worked alongside partners in more than 100 countries, providing us with in-depth expertise from local to global contexts.

Connectivity Sponsor

Connections – bringing data, people and things together – are the core of Dimension Data business. They believe that strengthening these connections will accelerate the universal access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity that will ultimately change our continent, and the world, for good.