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iHub By Jessica Colaço / June 27, 2014

2014 Kenya Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Internet Society is the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. More than simply advancing technology, we work to ensure the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for innovation, economic development, and social progress for people around the world.

Every year, ISOC Kenya Chapter organizes the Kenya IGF in partnership with other stakeholders to address key Internet issues. The theme for this year’s IGF is Connecting Counties for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance, and will take place at the Strathmore Business School on the 3rd of July 2014.

REGISTER HERE to attend the event!

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has brought together people from government, private sector, technical community, academia and civil society to discuss Internet governance issues on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process at a series of annual meetings since 2008 in an informal setting, free from binding negotiations.

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 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 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.  

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: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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