Most of Kenya’s 47 counties are involved in digitization processes that aim to enhance citizen experiences in multiple engagements. Nairobi County is on the same path, and has since launched its Digital Business Roadmap to bolster the offerings of the its workforce in terms of operational efficiency in health, education, transport, technology and agriculture, to mention a few.
It has been confirmed that the First Phase of the foundation technology solutions that are part of the Roadmap are already in action. The project is manned by tech firm Cisco, which is fast-tracking the county’s commitment to meet affordable, accessible and sustainable quality service delivered and heightened by digital transformation.
Speaking at the launch event, Cisco’s General Manager for East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, David Bunei said, “This is a very exciting time for Cisco as technology partner for the Nairobi City County contributing towards realization of its vision of being the City of Choice to invest, work and live. The world we live in today is smart and it is important to adopt digitalization making county services more accessible to all. We also look forward to rolling similar solutions in more counties across the Kenya.”
Cisco will deploy a robust IT personnel capacity building program to impart key skills to county staff in a bid to operate and manage IT solutions that are meant to see the success of the previously mentioned Roadmap.
Some of these programs are globally recognized, which include IT Management, Information Security, IP Network Management, IP Telephony/Video Conferencing, Access Control and Video Surveillance.
“As a global technology leader helping countries, Governments, Industries and people digitize through its innovative technology, Cisco has long been providing comprehensive ICT skills training that equip people with the right skills for this Digital Era. Through its Networking Academy, for instance, Cisco has been providing the workforce of East Africa with ICT skills development and training for the past 20 years,” added Cisco’s General Manager for East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, David Bunei.
Cisco’s digital transformation strategy has helped companies, countries, Governments, Industry and Academia grow GDP, create new jobs, provide innovation, meet service delivery demands, and improve the lives and businesses of people.