Stakeholder Engagement Report – ISPs and Public Institutions 2022
This report entails feedback obtained from engagement with stakeholder – both the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the Public Institutions. The public institutions in this case refers to government institutions, the regulator (Communications Authority of Kenya – CA), ICT policy advocacy groups such as KICTANet and the general public constituting of researchers and students. Both engagements were carried out in form of both physical and online workshops.
The first workshop was conducted on 21st January 2022 at Strathmore University in a hybrid format with the ISPs. Its intention was to present the draft findings on the preceding study of the Gap Analysis on Spectrum Sharing in Kenya to the ISPs while at the same time determine the level of their understanding on the concept of Spectrum Sharing. Moreover, given that at the time, the country was gradually building from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop also sought to understand the opportunities and challenges that the ISPs experienced and saw as future development nuances to bridging the digital divide in the country.
The second workshop was conducted on 11th March 2022 and happened virtually via the Microsoft Teams platform. While the engagement for this workshop was with the public institutions, some ISPs, both local and from around Africa were also able to join it. Similar to the first workshop, the findings of the Gap Analysis study were presented to obtain feedback from the public institutions alongside the showcase of shared spectrum network developments in Kenya, the landscape of understanding by the ISPs and the developments of Digital Access as spearhead by the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO).
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