In September 7th – 9th was the set date for the EA-IGF to take place in Nairobi, Kenya….today the 1st of September 2009 the person incharge of logistics is unwell. .....talk about an unfortunate scenario......So I had to step in and do logistics….ensure everyone expected in the country got here…. had their tickets, arranged their pick-ups and has a room…..WOW…talk about sleepless nights!
Initially my task as part of the 2009 EA-IGF Secretariat, was to ensure that the program run smoothly, that, all the presentations and presenters were set and available……and to finally do the report for the event………..I had much more than this on my plate….and I really thanked God for this opportunity, for there some stuff that you can only gain experience while working at them.
After all the running around, I had to forego the dinner and do a sleepless night for a summary report the last day on the 7th September………and Yes! It all happened as scheduled. call it all a miracle....
the higlights of this event was the parliamentary session that we held on the 7th September @ 2pm at the Norfolk hotel, attended by members of parliament from Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, UK and hosts Kenya.
during this session. resolutions were made by the parliamentarians....e.g The immediate harmonization of Policy, Legal and Regulatory Laws for ICTs and specifically for Internet Governance framework within the East Africa region, The development of regional frameworks to address the challenges of jurisdiction, taxation, pricing as well as to encourage the adoption of e-transactions and converged technologies etc..
it is indeed very important to engage them, so that they can include these discussions in their parliamentary deliberations...I hope it Happens :-)
the highlightest(is this English?) of the event is , Kenya has pledged to host the 2011 IGF if the mandate is extended beyond the five years.
it was a very successful event......
as you can read in the link below;
for full report of this event;