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Kenya Government officials skip the Internet Governance Forum

Kenya Government officials skip the Internet Governance Forum

Governance
The fifth Kenya Internet Governance Forum was held quietly in Nairobi two weeks ago, without government representation for the second year running.   Reports John Walubengo Whereas the government is not obliged to attend all ICT functions, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a UN-sanctioned forum held to deliberate on contemporary and emerging issues affecting the development of the Internet. The forum is unique in that it adopts the open and bottom-up approach, where each stakeholder or participant engages on an equal footing. In other words, representatives from civil society, media, academia, the ICT industry and government, amongst other stakeholders, debate the issues within an environment that does not favour any of them. This is in stark co