Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology is in the process of reviewing the country’s 2006 ICT Policy and has shared a draft for public comments. The policy review seeks to align the ICT sector with Kenya’s 2010 constitution and Vision 2030 development plan.
How you can participate
The draft policy is available here as a PDF, and participants can send their comments via email email@example.com or via post office before closure of participation window on Wednesday July 6.
You can also use Jadili, a public participation tool by the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) based at Strathmore Law School, Nairobi.
It is a supplement to the existing options and offers specificity in commentary through annotation of specific clauses or words which other participants can respond to in an open format.
The draft has been posted on Jadili and interested members of the public can register, annotate specific parts of the draft, propose alternative wording or offer general comments on the proposed policy.
All the comments will be shared with the Ministry immediately the public participation window closes on Wednesday 6 July 2016. The drafters of the policy draft can actively respond and engage participants on the platform. We hope you will find Jadili a valuable addition in participatory governance and should you have feedback or questions about the platform, you can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a direct link to the proposed ICT policy on Jadili.