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iHub By Jessica Colaço / 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 Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • 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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