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iHub By Jessica Colaco / October 27, 2011


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During the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) week, iHub Research hosted the ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network. The ICT4Democracy in East Africa project, which has seed funding from SPIDER, is encouraging collaboration between democracy actors in the three countries (Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda) with a view to catalysing the role ICTs can play in enhancing civic empowerment and improving governance.

iHub Research will be holding a governance workshop that will bring together 20 of Nairobi’s leading Governance ScholarsTechnology Developers, Civil Society members, and Relevant Government representatives. The interactive workshop, which will be moderated by members of  the iHub Research team, will focus specifically on:

  • The definition and role of Kenyan governance stakeholders and their relationships
  • Case studies and lessons learned from governance and technology trends

The workshop will run from 9:00 am until noon THIS Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the iHub Research office on the 1st Floor of the Bishop Magua Building (opposite Uchumi Hyper, Ngong Rd.)


  • 9.00 – 9.15am Opening Remarks from iHub Research and introduction of participants
  • 9:15 –  10:00am Open round-table discussion
  • 10.00 – 11.00am Two focus groups with discussions based on charts/visuals review/sticky notes
  • 11.00-  11.15 am Break with light refreshments
  • 11.15 – 11.45am Remarks from the two focus groups
  • 11.45 – Noon Concluding Remarks

Author : Jessica Colaco

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and the Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology and Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of @WMIAfrica and @AkiraChix, @TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist.

1 comment
  • Evans oiwiti at 11:14:26AM Monday, November 21, 2011

    followed up your program & got interested for interactions & development of exchange programs


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