Conference topic:

“Kenya’s County Governments: The new platforms for devolving digital opportunities for the Inclusion for all?”

Dates :

9th Dec - 11th Dec 2013

Venue:

Kibugat ICT Centre, Bureti Constituency, Kericho County, Kenya

Contact via e-mail:

ictconference@itskills4ruralkenya.org



Conference timetable:

Day 1 - 9th December 2013
Registration
Presentations from case studies - “Kenya Techno - Totos”
Opening speeches from the hosts, Government dignitaries
Keynote speech from the invited speaker
Registration for Workshops
Day 2 - 10th December 2013
Workshops
Presentation of selected papers
Plenary session for feedback and discussions from the workshops
Simulated scenarios
Day 3 - 11th December 2013
Selected panellist Q&A
Individual or group feedback and discussions
Discussions for content for the Conference outcome paper and evaluation
Kenya at 50 Celebrations & Entertainment
Closing remarks from host and present dignitary

CALL FOR PAPERS! CALL FOR SPEAKERS!

4th ICT 4 Development Conference in Rural Kenya

The Annual ICT 4 Development Conference in Rural Kenya is a unique international event that takes place every last quarter of every year in the village of Kibugat. The conference addresses a wide range of themes revolving around the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to meet challenges faced by people living in rural, remote and isolated areas. This is a one of its Kind events, probably in Africa, which brings together Policy Makers, Community activists, Educationalists, Youth groups, Infopreneurs and members or organisations from the third sector to discuss issues around technology and development in a practical rural environment and setting. This is the appropriate opportunity for this conference as it is coming fresh at the time when Kenya is implementing a new system of a 2 tier Government structure, and as provided for in the 2010 Constitution.

The outcomes from the Conference are not limited to finding solutions for digital inclusion for all in Kenya alone. Some of the issues raised in the past three conferences have been used to inform community engagements with technology in Kamuli District in Uganda, and Kopong Village in Botswana. There are also new community advisory roles being developed in both Nigeria and Cameroon using Community Participatory Learning Workshop, as a methodology for community involvement, all arising from past deliberations from the previous three ICT 4 Development Conferences held in Kenya.

Kenya
Kibugat

This year’s conference, the 4th since its inception will be held on the theme of inclusion, through devolving digital opportunities to the most isolated communities. The aim for this year’s conference is to explore opportunities, ways and methods through which communities in rural Kenya can exploit digital technology to access localised and devolved government services, voice community concerns, inform, localise and ratify policy formulation process under this new system of government, and with technology acting as a moderating tool or platform.

There is a big potential, and a good opportunity for both the Central Government and the County Assemblies to use and encourage digital technologies in service delivery, as a cost cutting measure, and also as a tool for equitable distribution of resources for all.

We welcome individuals, organisations and corporate enterprises to participate in this year’s Conference. We welcome topics that cut across the themes listed below (but not limited to this):

  • Political participation and Governance
  • Education, Training and Career Development
  • Entrepreneurship and employability through technology
  • Community Participation
  • Digital infrastructure and backbone
  • Safeguarding issues and Cyber safety

Conference Costs

Sector
Value for Money (Includes 3 meals)
Costs
Corporate Sponsorship
- Prominient Logo on website plus free promo on conference publication
- Free Display area and entrance to the Conference for 5 employees
Kshs. 100,000.00
Tent Space for exhibition: Parastatals, Businesses and Ministries
- Logo feature on website
- Logo on Conference Publication
- Free Admission for 2 to the Conference
- Display area
Kshs. 30, 000.00
Conference Fees Band A
MPs, Senators, Governors, PSs, MDs Front tables and Complete conference materials and Limited Edition Souvenir
Kshs. 15, 000.00
Conference Fees Band B1
Local and Regional Participants: Lecturers, Businessmen, SMEs Professionals, College Principles
Second row from High table
- Complete Conference materials and souvenir
Kshs. 7,500.00
Conference Fees Band B2
International participants; Lecturers, Businessmen, SMEs Professionals, College Principles
Second row from High table
- Complete Conference materials and souvenir
- Pickup from Kisumu, Eldoret or Jomo Kenyatta International Airports; Hotel accommodation in Cities and Kericho, with around the clock transport* Subject in some circumstances to group travel.
A one day choice from 3 excursions to Lake Nakuru/Bogoria, Lake Victoria or The Maasai Mara
Airport Drop off
£450 ($730)
Conference Fees Band C
Primary and Secondary School Teachers, CDF Managers and Councillors
- Conference materials
Kshs. 3000.00
Conference Fees Band D
Youth and Women groups - Conference materials and tented accommodation
Kshs. 1500.00
Conference Fees Band E
Unemployed, OAPs (Old Age Pensioners) and vulnerable groups
Kshs. 100.00
Conference Fees Band F
Primary and Secondary School Kids
Free meals, free souvenir and conference materials
Kshs. 20.00

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