DOT-COM Activity: Kenya - Developing an e-Legislation Model for Kenya
Short Description: This activity sought to design and create comprehensive e-Legislation model laws for Kenya that would provide a more conducive environment for supporting the implementation of Government-to-Business and Government-to- Citizen services.
Phase/Type of Activity: Field Support/Technical Assistance Status: Completed
Start date: February 07, 2007 End Date: August 01, 2007
Partners:Afrika ICT Strategies
Person(s) to contact
Michael Tetelman , Director, dot-ORG
Academy for Educational Development Email: Tel: (202) 884-8856
Afrika ICT Strategies Email: Tel:
Full Description: In order to design and create comprehensive e-Legislation model laws for Kenya, dot-ORG, through Afrika ICT Strategies, Inc., completed the following five activities:
1. Conduct a desk study, focusing on a review of Egypts e-Legislation laws to determine their usability as best practice laws for Kenya and the East African Community countries more generally;
2. Based on results of the desk study, draft model e-Legislation policies with a focus on cyber laws, digital signatures, privacy & security;
3. Solicit feedback from various stakeholders in Kenya and the East Africa Community Secretariat, through workshops and meetings;
4. Advocacy/lobbying for passage of the e-Government bill through Kenya's Parliament; and
5. Revise as necessary the draft e-Legislation policies ready for tabling in Kenyas Parliament, and lobbying parliament to support the e-Legislation bill that will be finalized and submitted to the Cabinet by the Attorney Generals Office.
The Kenya e-Legislation Final Report provides some useful insights into the process of developing e-Legislation policies.
Links and Files:
e-Legislation Policy Development Initiative - Kenya - Final Report
This is the final report for the Kenya e-Legislation project. The primary objective of the project was to create model electronic transactions laws ("e-Transactions Bill") to be piloted in Kenya that could also be customized for the East African Community partner states of Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.