As more Kenyans get online, these spaces have become rife with incidences of cyber violence and harassment. How can we equip Kenyans with tools to protect themselves online, enhance awareness to promote safer online interactions, while also giving at risk groups such as women, children and the LGBTQI Community, specialised support unique to their experiences and needs online? In this thematic area we also challenge social and cultural norms that predispose adverse behaviour online.
Our value proposition is to understand the Kenyan Internet user and how she uses the Internet on a daily basis. The internet can be used for networking, self advancement and for business purposes. In the course of our assignments, we explore how different Kenyans use the Internet for these diverse objectives, how this impacts the economy and different aspects of society.
With an increasing number of Internet users and changing technology, it is important to bring users up to speed with skills that will enable them to navigate the digital sphere. Uptake of digital technologies is dependent on the users interaction and understanding of technology, as well as the nuances surrounding technology. Through our work we also explore how technology provides Kenyans the opportunity to become the ideal citizen, who is informed and keeps government accountable.