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The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Wednesday, May 18 • 10:45 - 12:50
Co-Creation Lab 1/Session 1: Co-Creating a Strategy to Strengthen Access to Information through ICT-Supported Public Participation with the International Commission of Jurists of Kenya (2 Hours) LIMITED

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1. Too often ICT conferences involve marketplaces of tools providers - and yet we know to avoid the mistake of being driven by technology itself. ICT conferences often involve case studies of projects putting the tech solution at the forefront, rather than contextual civic dynamics leading to potential tech-entailing solutions.

At the Co-Creation Lab within the Governance and Human Rights track we wish to reverse this trend by providing a space to start with a current socio-political challenge.

The International Commission of Jurists Kenya, a Making All Voices Count grantee on their Access to Justice program is partnering with Oxfam on a Freedom of Information project where we are exploring how we can use ICTs to increase public participation in those Kenyan counties that have passed an Access to Information bill.
ICJ will share the work they have been doing since 2000 in their strive to advocate for a national access to information legislation and increasing public participation in Kenya.
ICJ Kenya has been championing the cause of action to information and the right to know in Kenya for the past decade. Under the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, Access to Information is enshrined as a right for each Kenyan citizen - ICJ Kenya is working to realize this right by advocating for Freedom of Information legislation, to ensure a transparent and responsible government.
The passing of Access to Information bills in some counties opened up new opportunities for direct civic engagement and national level advocacy, and ICTs could play a crucial role in breaking open this space. This is what we will work on during the co-creation session.

Together with strategy experts, transparency and accountability professionals, as well as toolmakers and storytellers we will craft strategies involving ICT components. Whether you've experienced similar challenge or you're a strategist, toolmaker or digital activist - we need you to join us!

In this first session we will be introducing and exploring the issue at stake and the actors involved

We hope the Co-Creation Lab will be like a beehive. You can drop in for a while or stay with us for the day as we'll move into exploring the context and tactics before identifying suitable communication channels and tools, which would be appropriate in serving each context.

ICJ will be present with
Samwel Mohochi - Executive Director
Anita Nyanjong - Programme Manager, Access to Justice
Miriam Bomett - Programme Officer, Democratisation

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Linda Raftree

Consultant, Independent
Linda Raftree (@meowtree) supports strategy, program design, research, and technology in international development initiatives. She currently consults with Girl Effect Mobile (GEM) on digital safety, security, privacy, strategy, and learning. She also advises The Rockefeller Foundation’s Evaluation Office on the use of ICTs in monitoring and evaluation. Linda organizes discussion and learning events through Kurante, a company she co-founded... Read More →


Anne Nderi

ICJ Kenya
International Commission of Jurists-Kenya

Anita A. Nyanjong

Programme Manager, Access to Justice, Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)
Ms. Anita A. Nyanjong is a Programme Manager, Access to Justice at the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya). | | Prior to her work at ICJ Kenya, Ms Nyanjong was involved in women's rights campaigns, including legal research and advocacy initiatives geared towards improving women's access to justice. | | She also has experience in legislative reform initiatives that were designed to strengthen Kenya's... Read More →
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Varyanne Sika

Country Engagement Developer, Making All Voices Count
Varyanne is the Country Engagement Developer in Kenya for the Making All Voices Count (MAVC) program. She works with the MAVC partners in Kenya who include Transparency International-Kenya, The International Commission of Jurists, International Rescue Committee, CAFOD, among others. Having worked on ICT and Governance research, she is especially interested in learning and sharing lessons on how both technology and social innovation can... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:45 - 12:50
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