The 2016 Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium came to an end today. The symposium was being held by the Communications Authority of Kenya in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union with the goal of bringing together various industry players from across the world to deliberate on trends and developments in ICT capacity building. The outcome of the same was to offer strategic direction to both the international community with regards to issues relating to capacity building in the area of ICT while at the same time strengthening cooperation between global ICT capacity building communities.
The final event today was an awards ceremony held with the view of recognizing contributions by various players towards capacity building. The awards were sponsored by the ITU which saw the Communications Authority bag the ITU appreciation award for hosting this year’s symposium. Prof. David Mellor was awarded for his personal contribution in fostering capacity building in the area of ICT. The United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) was also recognized and awarded the long-standing partner award.
Another winner was BRCK Education, which won the Young Innovators Award. BRCK Education through its products the Kio tablet and Kio Kit has been looking to digitize the education curriculum and classrooms. Kio tablet is a rugged tablet specifically made for Standard one kids while the Kio Kit is an all-in-one solution for the digital education platform. The Kio Kit is a hardened, water-resistant and lockable case with the ability to store 40 Kio tablets, a BRCK+ Pi and earphones. The Kio Kit has wireless charging capability for the tablets.