For those in Kenya

SUBJECT: WORKSHOP INVITATION

Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), the regulatory agency for ICTs in Kenya will be leading the industry and other stakeholders in celebrating World Telecommunication and
Information Society Day on 17th May 2012. This day is celebrated to mark the founding of the International Telecommunication Union and the institutionalisation of the Information Society . The selected theme this year is “Women and Girls in ICT”. The Commission has therefore organized a special forum in line with the theme, on “Harnessing the Potential for
Women and Girls in ICTs” on the 17th May 2012 at Nairobi Safari Club, University Way
from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

It is the view of the Commission that this forum will provide a good opportunity for sharing knowledge and best practices on how we can create the right environment that will encourage the participation of women in the ICT sector.

We wish to extend our invitation to various target participants including :

Girls and Young women at the verge of entry into ICT careers;
Young professionals in the area of ICT;
Professional women in ICT;
ICT Career support networks in the country;
ICT entrepreneurs and innovators;
academicians ;
industry players among other stakeholders.

This posting seeks interest of potential participants at the forum to contribute to the debate as beneficiaries, mentors or opinion shapers. Participant wishing to take part in the workshop are asked to write to CCK demonstrating the value they will bring to the forum and why they should be selected to do so. This expression should be in statement of not more than 100 words for consideration by the Commission. Due to limitation of resources, selection will be on first come first come basis. Given the variety of audiences expected, consideration will also be given to the backgrounds of the potential participants.

The requisite response template/registration is attached.

Kindly note that participation is free but will be pegged to prior registration. All expressions of interest in participation should reach the Commission not later than 10th
May 2012 at 12noon EAT. Responses should be send to the address: info@cck.go.ke with the subject clearly marked: PARTICIPATION IN THE WTSID WORKSHOP.