Workshop on Global Governance and Communication Rights
Kenya (APC ) --
Workshop on Global Governance and Communication Rights September 20 to 21, 2004
The APC (Association for Progressive Communications) and CRIS (Communication Rights in the Information Society) Global Governance and Communication Rights will hold a two day validation workshop, at the Holiday Inn hotel (Desert Palm Room) in Nairobi, Kenya from Monday 20 to Tuesday 21, September 2004.
This meeting forms part of the APC Communications and Information Policy work in Africa which aims to contribute to more enabling ICT policy environments through inclusive policy processes in which civil society and other actors are active participants.
The CRIS Global Governance project aims at formulating and articulating communications rights and the extent to which they are realised or blocked in various spaces.
The CRIS Project in Kenya seeks to articulate communication rights issues at national level in the context of global influences and lessons that apply to Kenya. The Kenya CRIS project will also develop concrete proposals for participation of various stakeholders in governance, nationally and in how national governments relate to global governance structures.
The overall goal of this validation workshop is to verify the results of the recent research on communication rights and governance in Kenya and specifically;
· introduce the CRIS campaign generic framework on communications rights and begin to elaborate and develop a Kenyan concept of Communication Rights from various perspectives (private sector, civil society, academia, government);
· gain wide acceptance of the research results.
· select one or two key areas for in-depth study and Toolkit development.
This workshop will form the basis for selection of priority issues that could benefit from in-Depth. study and advocacy toolkit development.
Please find enclosed CRIS draft research report on Kenya.
If you are able to attend the workshop please notify us by September 12 2004.
Association for Progressive Communications
Cell: +254 733 731074
Contact: Alice Munyua