Opening the Internet Governance Debate in East Africa: â€œThinking Globally; Acting Locallyâ€
The Kenya ICT Board (KICTB) in conjunction with the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC), the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), the East African ICT for Development Network (EA ICT4D) and other participating organisations are pleased to announce the Kenya Internet Governance Forum (Kenya IGF) to be held on the 14th of October, 2008 at the Jacaranda hotel in Westlands. The Kenya IGF will offer a central forum through which Internet stakeholders in Kenya can contribute to the global Internet Governance Forum.
The Kenya IGF is a follow up to the KICTANet mailing list discussions on Internet Governance, which were held in August 2008, and aimed at beginning to identify and explore national level Internet Governance issues.
The national forum aims at:
â€¢ creating awareness on IGF issues,
â€¢ instituting a consensus building process to develop a common understanding of Kenyan Internet Governance issues and
â€¢ Building policy and technical capacity in order to enable meaningful participation in global Internet policy, governance and development.
The outcome of the Kenya IGF will be collated with that from the other national IGFâ€™s which will take place in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, to form the agenda for the East African IGF scheduled for 10th-12th November 2008, Nairobi Kenya.
Below is a summary of the programme:
08:45 – 09:00Â Â Registration
09:00 – 09:10Â Â Opening RemarksÂ – Paul Kukubo, CEO, KICTB
09:10 – 09:30Â Â What is internet governance and why should we care? -Â Brian Longwe/KENIC
09:30 – 10:00Â Â Kenyan stakeholders IG issues: KICTANetÂ Online Discussion Report; validating issues discussedÂ – John Walubengo/Mwende Njiraini
10:00 – 10:10Â Â Government & the IGFÂ – Charles J. K. Njoroge, Director General, CCK
10:10 – 10:30Â Â Official Launch of Kenya IGFÂ – Dr. Bitange Ndemo, PS, Ministry of Information & Communications
10:30 – 11:00Â Â Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30Â Â So what are Kenyaâ€™s Priority IG issues?Â Issue Prioritization & ConsensusÂ Â – KICTANet/KENIC
11:30 – 12:00Â Â What Policy and Technical capacity do we need to engage? Identifying Issues for Capacity BuildingÂ – John Walubengo/Mwende Njiraini
12:00 – 12:30Â Â Closing Remarks/Vote of ThanksÂ – EAICT4D Harry Hare
12:30Â Â Lunch
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