Bonface Witaba

Bonface Witaba

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ICANN Fellow, e-learning tutor/consultant, Public Policy Scholar and Internet governance advocate. Views expressed are his own and don't reflect those of ICANN or its subsidiaries. Twitter: @bswitaba

How Democratic Is The Internet Governance And Policy Making Process?

Since its opening up to the world in 1989, the Internet has fast evolved from being just a technical tool to a political one. Today, there are about three billion Internet users, the majority of whom are little aware of Internet Governance (IG). Still, among those that are aware of

Is Encryption Being Stigmatised?

In February 2016, Apple Inc. and the FBI were embroiled in a bitter tussle over cracking San Bernadino's gunman's iPhone. The Department of Justice compelled Apple to hand over the iOS source code to necessitate the FBI to decrypt information on Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone, one of the San Bernadino

A Test Case For Internet Governance

At the just concluded ICANN 55 meeting that was held in Marrakech-Morocco, the IANA Transition Coordination Group (ICG) submitted the final proposal to take over stewardship of the IANA functions. This final proposal was received by the ICANN board on 10th March 2016 and later submitted to NTIA for approval.

Can Kenya's Laptops For Schools Project Deliver Greater Learning Efficiency?

Following a protracted wait for the implementation of the promised laptop project for schools, the Kenya government finally announced that the exercise would kick off in February 2016. Speaking to the media, the newly appointed ICT CS Joe Mucheru intimated that the pilot phase of the digital literacy program is

Breaking Barriers In Africa Through Citizen Journalism

On 10 February 2016, iAfrikan in conjunction with KENIC TLD and ICANNWiki co-sponsored a workshop on Citizen Journalism in Nyandarua, Kenya. This workshop was hosted by Nyandarua Youth Empowerement Trust (NYENTRUST), with the collaboration of Centre for Youth Empowerment and Leadership (CYEL), a youth ICT initiative founded by iAfrikan writer

World Summit on the Information Society: Taking Stock of WSIS+10

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), held a high level meeting at the UN Headquarters in December 2015 (15-16). The overarching aim of the high level meeting was to conduct an overall stock taking and review of the implementation of WSIS outcomes. This meeting came in the backdrop of the

Can Open Educational Resources (OERs) Bridge The Digital Divide Gap?

During the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil (2015), I happened to be a panelist on a workshop that I had helped organize. Amongst the panelists were ICT4D experts Dr. Mikhail Komarov, Patrick Ryan of Google, Sarah Kiden of the Uganda Christian University, just to mention a few. The