With the theme “Internet United,” the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTAnet) will host a one-day session, beginning September 23, to discuss public policy issues related to the Internet.
The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) is an annual meeting that brings together various stakeholder groups to dialogue on ICT and Internet policy was first held in 2008.
Together, we can ensure that the Internet remains sustainable for economic & social development. That is why #KeIGF2021 will enable you to give your input, ask questions and interact with other stakeholders, and more. Register to have your voice heard. https://t.co/k0MfHh37Dk pic.twitter.com/KKYF7F3e3e
— KICTANet (@KICTANet) September 9, 2021
This mode of engagement is referred to as the multi-stakeholder model of Internet Governance, which has been the key feature for the Internet’s success.
The multi-stakeholder concept is well adopted by IGF (Internet Governance Forum) under the UN and by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an open and inclusive multi-stakeholder forum where public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development are discussed.
The United Nations Secretary-General formally announced the establishment of the IGF in July 2006 and the first meeting was convened in October 2006.
In 2020, the annual forum was organised in collaboration with Communications Authority (CA), Facebook, Safaricom, Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC), Association of Progressive Communications (APC), and Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), hosted the Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KIGF) on October 29th, 2020.
The forum was themed ‘Internet for Human Resilience and Solidarity’. The KIGF program focused on the sub-themes of data; inclusion; and trust.