The Communications Authority of Kenya is set to host the 2016 Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union. The summit is set to take place between 5th and 8th September 2016 at the Safari Park Hotel. The symposium will bring together various industry players from across the world to deliberate on trends and developments in the sector and their effects for human and institutional capacity building.
Ther symposium seeks to offer strategic direction to both the international community with regards to issues relating to capacity building in the area of ICT. In addition, to strengthening cooperation between global ICT capacity building communities. For universities and other training providers, the Symposium provides a forum to gauge the market needs in terms of training and then align their training and delivery programmes to these needs.
This year’s program will be of particular importance seeing as the sustainable development goals have been ratified at a time when the world is experiencing an explosion in innovative technologies. This calls for rapid development and investments in ICT skills by key stakeholders in the industry to not ensure increased participation in the economy, but also the formation of digital citizens for a digital society. Key note speakers at the event will include, H.E. William Ruto, Deputy President, Mr Joe Mucheru, CS, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT), Mr Fred Matiang’i CS, Ministry of Education, Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU, Mr Francis Wangusi, Director General, Communications Authority of Kenya and Mr Brahima Sanou, Director Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU among others.