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Internet Governance Forum in Kenya

When, local time: 
Friday, 12 August 2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Kenya, Nairobi
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Jaco Du toit, Advisor Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Tel: +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566, Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org)

UNESCO will support Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANET) to hold Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Conference in Kenya. The conference aims to serve as a platform for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance.
During the conference, the following topics will be discussed; Net Neutrality, Data Protection; Intermediary liability; Cyber Security and updates from the sector: Review of Kenya’s ICT policy, ICT Access Gap Report among others.

The 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 millions of Kenyans. This year’s forum will attract participation of 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.

This activity is organised within the framework of UNESCO’s Main Line of Action MLA 1: Promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression, press freedom and journalistic safety, facilitating pluralism and participation in media, and supporting sustainable and independent media institutions in Kenya.