Articles from KICTANet 14 April 2023

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Dear KICTANet Community,

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we bring you the latest updates and developments in the world of technology and policy in Kenya and beyond. As always, we strive to keep you informed and engaged in the discussions shaping our digital future.

In this week’s edition, we have some exciting news to share with you, including updates on our ongoing projects, upcoming events, and new initiatives. We also highlight some of the key issues and debates that are shaping the digital landscape in Kenya, and beyond.

We hope that you find this newsletter informative and useful and that it sparks further discussions and engagement within our community. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can continue to improve and enhance our work.

Thank you for being a part of the KICTANet community, and we look forward to sharing our journey with you.

The KICTANet Team.

Take on Digital Inclusion: Factors at Play

“Building a Sustainable Internet for All” was the theme for the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum(DRIF),2023. Digital Inclusion was the major subtheme in the discussions. The subtheme stirred the digital rights discussion with an in-depth look into digital inclusion for the vulnerable and marginalized, and the promotion of internet inclusion. In one of the panels moderated by Millicent Agangiba the …

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Telecoms Regulation

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Spectrum, defined in our previous blog, is a limited natural resource managed at the national, regional, and international levels. The purpose of spectrum management is to mitigate radio spectrum interference and maximize the benefit of usable radio spectrum. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) constitution fully recognises “the sovereign right of each State to regulate its telecommunication” and as such, its …

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DRIF23 Calls For Dialogue Towards Enhanced Multistakeholderism

The 10th Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF23) calls for multi-stakeholder collaboration and joint convenings in delivering Internet access. Speaking at a high-level panel discussion Wednesday, Ms Grace Githaiga, CEO and Convenor KICTANet alongside Ms. Emma Inamutila Theofelus, Namibia Deputy Minister for Information Communication & Technology (ICT), Mr. ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative and Mr. Vladimir Garay, Advocacy Director, …

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Launch of Tatua Digital Resilience Centre

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Tuesday, 25 April 2023, 0800 – 1400 hours EAT Nairobi, and Zoom Introduction. Over the past decade, technology and digital platforms have emerged as critical instruments for the promotion of human rights. Social Justice Organizations (SJOs) in Africa are increasingly relying on technology and digital platforms for their work. However, they have not fully grasped the extent of their dependency …

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KICTANet Welcomes All to The 10th Edition of the DRIF23 in Nairobi

The 10th edition of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 12 – April 14, 2023, for the first time ever. Under the theme of “building a sustainable internet for all,” where conversations on digital policies are debated and deliberated on and partnerships are forged for action. Paradigm Initiative who is the convener …

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