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Kennedy Kachwanya

Kennedy Kachwanya

Founder & Chairman, Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE); Digital Trainer, Deutsche Welle Akademie

Kachwanya is the Founder and current Chairman of Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE). Digital Trainer for Deutsche Welle (DW) Akademie, Former Director at Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) and Founder of

He is a digital rights defender, trainer, blogger, change agent and new media specialist. He is always seeking the best ways to bridge the digital divides across the World He enjoys helping to build new online media products and digital rights tools through consulting, training, blogging, editing, video production, data analysis and coding.


Opening Plenary: Open and Accessible Internet for All

The Opening Plenary of the Freedom Online Conference will focus on the current challenges and opportunities for achieving open and accessible internet for all. The Plenary will discuss the progress toward global connectivity, overcoming existing digital divides and growing digital authoritarianism, and the steps toward achieving open and accessible internet and human rights for all.