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July 2011 Blog Posts (8)

KENIC AGM (Some Highlights)

On July 24th 2011, we attended the 8th KENIC AGM. As you know KENIC is a multistakeholder organisation so membership is drawn from government (CCK), Private sector (registrars, ISPs) and public through civil society. The minutes will be put online but here are some highlights from the meeting:

Google is partnering with KENIC to increase local content. KENIC gave Google a chance to make a presentation to especially registrars on how they can partner especially to increase…


Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 29, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

National ICT Policies

Dear All,

ACP ICT Strategy (Group B) students have made a brilliant effort in collecting information regarding National ICT policies of their respective countries. Following is the brief summary of ICT policy history of participants’ home countries.

1. Botswana

National ICT Vision and Objectives (April 2004)

Link:… Continue

Added by Madeeha Rehman on July 26, 2011 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

Cloud computing: Opportunities for Developing Countries

Cloud computing is said to present numerous advantages including reduced capital costs associated with IT resources and equipment as well as flexibility - the ability to scale up or down IT applications, platform or infrastructure on demand. 


Cloud computing services such as Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS) support the “dematerialization” - the replacement of atoms with bits - potentially reduce carbon emissions hence promoting sustainable consumption and development by…


Added by Mwende Njiraini on July 25, 2011 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment

New country New Country Code Number

New country, new number

Country code 211 officially assigned to South Sudan

Geneva, 14 July, 2011 - ITU is pleased to announce that the world’s newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan, has today been assigned the international dialling code 211, following the country’s formal recognition as a UN Member State.

The fledgling South Sudan Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services welcomed the new code, which has particular resonance for South Sudan’s citizens as… Continue

Added by Robert Kikonyogo on July 20, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

IGF 2011, Nairobi - Call for Hubs

If you are not able to attend the next IGF in Kenya, you can follow it remotely! There will be interactive channels for e-participation. You can follow the discussions from home, watching the webcast of the event and participating in chat. Or you can also expand the discussions and organize an IGF hub in your city!

Remote participation and specifically the hubs structure has been a successful history in  previous IGFs with the partnership between United Nations IGF Secretariat and the… Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 17, 2011 at 12:29am — No Comments

Open Access: Enabling Access to Affordable Broadband in Kenya

1.      Introduction

There is now global recognition of the central role of the Internet in social and economic development.  This realisation is influencing government policies to improve access to affordable internet services.  To achieve this objective governments have pursued liberalisation and privatisation strategies to improve the state of telecommunication network infrastructure and services while the industry is employing strategies that will give them competitive…


Added by Mwende Njiraini on July 12, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments



Hati hii inafafanua haki na kanuni kumi muhimu ambazo ni msingi kwa uongozi bora wa Mtandao wa Internet (Mtandao). Zimekusanywa na Muungano wa Haki na Kanuni za Mtandao (Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and  Principles), ambao ni mkusanyiko wazi wa watu binafsi na mashirika yanayozingatia haki za kibinadamu katika Mtandao. Kanuni hizi zinazingatia viwango vya haki za kibinadamu vya kimataifa na zimetokana na Mkataba wa Haki na Kanuni za…


Added by Grace Mutung'u on July 4, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

[Webinar] 'The (remaining) challenges of Network Neutrality'

Net Neutrality has hit the headlines again! With two countries legislating in favour, and several countries debating the move, Net Neutrality has once again become one of the most discussed issues in Internet governance and ICT policy. Join us on Tuesday, 5th July at 13:00 GMT to discuss Net Neutrality, the divergent positions of the actors, the challenges of the future, and the global trends. The webinar will be hosted by Diplo's Vladimir Radunovic. Read more and register at … Continue

Added by Diplo IGCBP on July 1, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

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