This’ Kenya Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is scheduled for Thursday July 6, 2017 in Nairobi under the theme “Internet and Elections” as it will come exactly a month to the General Elections slated for August 8, 2017. The outcomes are expected to feed into the Global IGF slated for December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland under the global theme of “Shape Your Digital Future!.”
The IGF is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. The forum is held in an informal setting, free from binding negotiations. It brings together all stakeholders from government, private sector, technical community, academia and civil society to discuss Internet governance issues on an equal footing through an open and inclusive process.
The IGF has been held annually since 2006 and Kenya hosted the Global IGF in 2011. This type of cooperative engagement is usually referred to as the multi-stakeholder model of Internet Governance, which is one of the key features for the internet’s success. This model is paramount to ensure that the Internet remains sustainable for economic and social development.
The Kenya IGF is a unique platform for all stakeholders to openly exchange perspectives and concerns on key issues that may affect the future of the internet for Kenyans. KICTANet has been involved in organizing the Kenya IGF in partnership with industry stakeholders to address key Internet issues.
Registration details are available online.