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NAIROBI: Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet

Event Date: 
September 26, 2011 - 10:00 - 18:00


Internet Rights are Human Rights
Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet

United Nations Office, Nairobi, Kenya
Monday September 26 2011

APC, the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles and IT for Change invite you to a pre-event at the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

This event will bring together multi-stakeholder perspectives to consider how equitable access to the internet relates to development and human rights. The event will consider questions such as:

How do human rights, internet access and development connect? What are the main technical, commercial and policy obstacles on the ground to achieving universal affordable access to internet infrastructure (particularly to broadband internet access) in developing countries? What are the current obstacles to access to knowledge and content
online in developing countries? What are the challenges and opportunities for policy makers and the broader internet community? What are the regulatory and policy options to address obstacles to access to infrastructure and knowledge/content and what are the roles of the policy makers and the broader Internet community? What constitutes "equitable access"?

The event will bring together multi-stakeholder voices to discuss these questions and participants will be encouraged to take these themes into other IGF sessions. The event will include a closing joint plenary with participants attending the parallel Giganet pre-event.

You may also participate at the event remotely, details on this will be available shortly.

Please find more details at:
and more on APCs Internet Rights work at:

United Nations Office, Room 12



Okeny-Lucia's picture

Goodevening Jade

Dear Jade,
I am so pleased to be a part of PULSE WIRE.Why because it has been three months of navigating infoormation that I have been searching for many years.Sometimes asking people literary.
Let me introduce myself .I am a Nurse working as a Project Coordinator(Reproductive Health Rights) for the National Nurses Association for Kenya.
Currently we have a membership of 15,000 nurses in the public and private institutions.About 80% of nurses especially in the rural areas are left out of important nursing updates for a lack of computer skill and not even having them in the work place.
My passion has been in writing articles,however I feel so sad that sometimes my fellow nurses are implicated for not being competent ,but it is simply because most of the information is only found in urban areas and hence this disparity.Patients are even more informed than the nurse! It not in order!
My vision, is to open email addresses to at 1000 nurses between 2011-2012,this is basic even a two year old can do it inhuman that these important care providers have been forgotten by policy makers.I have a dream all our members will be able to access at least one computer at their work place and connected to internet. While here at the Association we also want to link nurses across the country to our office so that they can get instant nursing information and maternal health journals to aid them keep in touch with current management and also boost research among nurses.
Thank you for having time to read.And will appreciate to be included to the forum so that I can alot on information technology to impart to other nurses.
Best Regards

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

jadefrank's picture

I hope you can attend!

Dear Lucia,

I am inspired by your vision for creating email accounts for nurses working in rural areas, and connecting them to a global network to find resources for their clinics and bring maternal health stories and issues to a global audience.

If you're interested in participating in this event, I encourage you to email:
Unfortunately I won't be in attendance, but the group organizing the event, APC, are an incredible network to connect with. You can learn more about the event here:


Okeny-Lucia's picture

Thank you Jade

Thank you too for your prompt email.I also talked with Auma,Jambo Kenya.I will for sure write to Henrik.
Great to get in touch with you.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Fardosa Muse's picture

Hi jade ,my apologies ,i

Hi jade ,my apologies ,i failed to attain this event .it's hard for me to show up because of the current emergencies crises is HOA specially in Dadaab camps.hoping it was very interesting,and my follow Kenyans benefited this opportunity.

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