It was my distinct pleasure to be the featured speaker at today’s opening of AFRALTI’s ‘Child Online Protection (COP) Virtual Workshop.’
My presentation briefly touched on the importance of the following activities:
- Bringing multiple stakeholders together to create a safe and empowering online experience for children and young people
- Educating parents and educators to keep children safe online
- Ensuring that policymakers elaborate a legal framework that is adaptive, inclusive, and fit for purpose with regards to a fast-changing digital age to protect children online
- Ensuring that ICT and online industries understand their shared responsibility for securing cyberspace and commit to action
Based in Nairobi (Kenya), African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) is an Inter-Governmental Institute established in 1991 to supplement and spearhead ICT development efforts mainly in English-speaking Africa. Currently the member States that have ratified the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) include Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Kingdom of Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, out of the 23 eligible members.