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Project ID: 1102684147
Entity: Kenya - Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)
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Activity: Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)
Activity description: 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. KENICís 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, itís 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.
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Entity from: Africa - Kenya
Geographical coverage of the activity: National
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Completed
Partners: 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)


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