EAIGF 2023 Programme

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When: Sep 5, 2023 09:00 AM Cairo

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September 05, 2023

08:30 – 09:00

Participant registration – Local Organizing Committee

9:00 – 10:00

Opening ceremony

  • Grace Ingabire, EAIGF 2023 host
  • Lillian Nalwoga, EAIGF convener
  • Mr. Adil Suleiman| Senior Policy Officer, Telecom and ICT | Department of Infrastructure and Energy | African Union Commission 
  • Ms. Anja Gengo,  NRI Initiative Coordinator, UN IGF
  • Mr. Peter Primus, Chargé d’ Affair, Germany Embassy, Rwanda  
  • Hon. (Dr). Peter Mathuki, Secretary General, East Africa Community 

Keynote Address: Hon. Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda

10:00– 11:15

High Level Panel: The Internet We Want – Empowering All People in East Africa.

  • Christian Muhirwa, Chief Executive Officer, Broadband Systems Corporation LTD.
  • Dr. Martin Koyabe, Cyber security, Senior Project Manager | AU-Global Forum on Cyber Expertise
  • Eng. Daniel Murenzi, Principal Information Technology Officer| East African Community
  • Hon Judge Dr Eliamani Laltaika, High Court of Tanzania
  • Ms. Gloria Katuuku, Manager planning strategy and performance, NITA-U

Moderator: Rosemary Kimwatu, Head of Data Protection, KCB Bank Group/ Kenya IGF MAG Chair

11.15 – 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Generative AI In Media Hits Speed Bumps: Do Humans Have the Answers?

  • Jonan Katende, Business Manager, Justice Chatbot Limited
  • David Indeje, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
  • Juma Saleita, Founder Transcend technologies
  • Joris Cyizere, GIZ Rwanda 

Moderator: Winnie Kamau| Head, The Association of Freelance Journalists (AFJ)

12:30 – 13:00

Presentation of 2023 National IGF reports highlights

13.00 – 14.00


14:00– 15:30 

Unlocking the Future of Data Protection in East Africa: Strategies for
Effective Implementation

  • Eraste Rurangwa, Head of Data Protection and Privacy Office Unit, NCSA
  • Fulgence Massawe, Director of Advocacy and Reforms at Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), Tanzania
  • Mr. GITINYWA A. Louis, Senior Partner, Kigali Attorneys 
  • Dr. Margret Nyambura, Digital Innovations and Policy Specialist
  • Mr. Ben Ruhinda Senior Systems Officer, IUECA

Moderator: Francis Monyango Otieno, l Privacy and Data Protection Practioneer, Kenya

15:30 – 15:45

Health break

15:45 – 16.30

Local to Regional: Sharing Perspectives and lessons of Coalitions approach towards Content Moderation and promotion of freedom of expression in digital spaces in Africa

  • Muthuri Kathure – Senior Program Officer| ARTICLE 19 (Kenya)
  • Kampire Nadine Temba- Cofounder and Associate Editor| AFIA-AMANI Grands-Lacs (DRC)
  • Louis Gitinywa- Senior Partner, Kigali Attorneys (Rwanda)

Moderator: Ruth Omar- Freelance Journalist (DRC)

16:30 – 17:00 

Closing Ceremony
Presentation of key recommendations from  EAIGF 2023 

Closing remarks: Prof. Nshuti Manasseh, Minister of State in Charge of East
African Community at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MINAFFET)


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