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Mwende Njiraini
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Did you take the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme - IGCBP from DiploFoundation? If so, in which year? Who was tutoring you?
2005, Ljupco, Andrei and Valentin
Where did you ¨discover¨ this Community portal?
email from Seiiti
What are you currently doing today and projects you have related to Internet governance?
I work with the Communications Commission of Kenya and continue to be engaged with DiploFoundation in various activities. I have been involved in facilitating online discussions for the Kenya Internet Governance Forum.
In which ways the capacity building provided by Diplo has helped you and your community in Internet governance issues? (Question only for IGCBP Alumni)
I am sharing the knowledge gained in online discussions as well as in my work.
Please list the names of organizations you are a member of, including hyperlinks for more information when possible.
Communications Commission of Kenya www.cck.go.ke
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Net Neutrality in Africa

One of the great policy and governance questions of today and the future is how to provide Internet to all of humanity (Sambuli, 2016).   Various strategies are being deployed to connect the “next billion” Internet users - most of whom are in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

In Kenya the government has created an enabling environment that has allowed network operators to make significant investment in infrastructure to meet the ever growing consumer demand for high speed broadband…


Posted on May 5, 2016 at 3:46pm

Zero-rated Internet Boon or Bane?

Airtel, a mobile Operator in Kenya has launched the Airtel UnlimiNet, a mobile data plan a zero rated plan that enables subscribers to download and upload online content without incurring data usage charges or having their usage counted against data usage limits.  This means that subscribers can keep browsing (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp,…


Posted on April 2, 2015 at 11:00am

Al-Shabaab internet blackout disrupts lives, provokes outrage in southern Somalia

For the thousands of residents in Hiran, Middle and Lower Jubba regions who have been unable to access the internet on their mobile phones for the past two weeks, al-Shabaab's internet blackout represents a new burden in life, one that makes communicating with loved ones around the world a nearly impossible endeavour....…


Posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

DotShabaka top-level internet domain goes live

An Arabic net address ending has become the first to go live as part of the rollout of more than 1,000 new generic top-level domain (gTLD) name suffixes.

The first websites ending in شبكة. - pronounced dot shabaka, and meaning web - went online a day ahead of schedule.

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Posted on February 5, 2014 at 7:51am

Argentina restricts online shopping as foreign reserves drop

Argentina has introduced new restrictions on online shopping as part of efforts to stop foreign currency reserves from falling any further.

Anyone buying items through international websites will now need to sign a declaration and produce it at a customs office, where the packages have to be collected.

The procedure will need to be repeated for every…


Posted on January 22, 2014 at 3:01pm

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At 6:06pm on October 13, 2011, Ahmed Abibeker SH Omer said…
Dear Mwende please help me in order to jion other courses this year please help me your comment and correction is very important
At 7:43am on October 10, 2011, Aileen Mallya said…
It was my pleasure... hope we'll be able to have when am next in Nairobi.
At 8:46pm on September 17, 2011, Maureen Hilyard said…
Hey there.. I am so sorry I am not going to be in Kenya but we have set up a remote hub here on Rarotonga to keep in touch with the IGF and its happenings (although the programme starts at 8pm for us in the Cook Islands). Sala has organised an online Pacific IGF for this week as a lead in to the real IGF (and so we can practice staying awake!) I will keep tabs on issues through the Diplo blogs, etc. Enjoy!
At 1:25am on October 2, 2010, Ana Rankovic said…
Hey Mwende, it was pleasure meeting you in Vilnius. Thanks for your support in difficult moments. My finger is getting better. Friends here joking Safer Remote! Keep in touch and look forward to our new meetings. Hugs, Ana
At 2:36pm on May 24, 2010, Grace Mwakio said…
Hi Mwende,
Thanks so much for the invitation. It is indeed my pleasure to join the EAIGF community. Looking forward to participating in the forthcoming EAIGF conference in Kampala, Uganda.
At 7:03am on September 8, 2009, Henry Owera said…
It is so wonderful meeting you at the East African Internet Governance Forum 2009. We the Diplo folks.
At 5:06am on September 8, 2009, Prince Amadichukw said…
hi mwende,

its quite a break, you were a first tutor point in IGCBP, so you are fondly remembered now and always, I pray that the lord strengthen you in all you are involved...just to let you know that I'm at the research phase now which is interest and more self reflective, I guess you join us in one of our session as it will be one that is in amillion.....hope to hear from you!!!!!
At 10:26pm on July 22, 2009, Richard Jonathan said…
Thanks Mwende.
Hope to do so. Critically busy with Seacom related prep work at work. Will try and get into some more IG stuff very soon.

Nice to hear from you. Do keep well.
At 8:43pm on July 15, 2009, Richard Jonathan said…
Hi Mwede

A friendly Hello to you.

Hope that you are doing well.

At 4:32pm on December 20, 2008, Rasha said…
Hii Mwende.. how are you dear? lovely to see your nice smile on a clip that i had in the gala and just loved to say hi to you

happy season to you :)



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