Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)

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Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)

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Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)
The Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) is an organization registered under the Kenyan laws as a company limited by guarantee (a not-for-profit entity) to manage the administration, policy-setting and technical operations of the Kenyan country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD). KENIC was established to promote, manage and operate the delegated .ke ccTLD in the interest of the Kenyan Internet community and the global Internet community as a broad-based organization with representation from stakeholders in the local Internet industry. KENIC’s membership is drawn from the Government, Private Sector, civil society and Academia. KENIC was modeled around self sustainability and therefore mandated to utilize any surplus revenues generated from the dot Ke domain name space to further the cause of ICT development in Kenya, particularly in rural and disadvantaged areas. As such, it’s expected that KENIC will make a huge contribution towards ICT development over the coming years and demonstrate that homegrown and public-private initiatives do and can actually work.
National implementation:
Completed from to 
1.Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK): (Government) 2.Kenya Education Network (KENET):(Academia) 3.Kenya Information Society (KIS):(Civil Society) 4.Nationwide Task Force on Electronic Commerce (NTF-Ecom):(Civil Society) 5.Telecommunications Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK):(Private Sector) 6.Government Information Technology Services (GITS):(Government)

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No