Nairobi Legal Hackers was involved in the Conference on Digital Markets in Kenya hosted by Konrad Adenaeur Stifung (KAS) and KICTAnet on 13th and 14th September, 2018.
The Kenya ICT Action Network is a network which provides mechanisms and a framework for continuing cooperation and collaboration in ICT matters among industry, technical community, academia, media, development partners and Government.
KICTANet strives to ensure that policy making in the ICT sector adopts an open, accessible, human rights based approach that is characterized by multi-stakeholder participation. Our local chapter has received immense support from KICTANet which is a key community in the ICT industry field in Kenya responsible for catalyzing ICT Reforms for the past 10 years.
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) works for people to be able to live self-determined lives in freedom and dignity. They make a contribution underpinned by these values in order to help Germany meet its growing responsibilities throughout the world.
The utmost priority of the KAS in Kenya is the promotion and consolidation of democracy. The implementation of the new constitution is crucial for the political development and the stabilization of democracy.
KAS launched the Baseline Study Report on Virtual Products in Kenya – existing market regulation and gaps which will formed the basis of discussions in the conference.
At the Conference, our Co – Organizer Rosemary Koech – Kimwatu spoke on a panel discussion on the Framework for digital markets: in Kenya and EAC region.
Alongside her on the panel were Steve Biko – Soko Directory, S. M Muraya – Director, Salte Digital and Wilberforce Seguton – Bunifu Technologies moderated by KICTANet Associate Barrack Otieno.
Our co – organizer June Okal also shared her insights on the key legal gaps and proposed legal, regulatory and policy instruments which will enable and facilitate a thriving digital economy accessible here.