The Connected Kenya Summit 2023 will end today, having started on Sunday this week. Some key announcements have been made at the show, including government plans to expand fibre to 100k km in the next five years in partnership with telcos such as Safaricom, and a bunch of signed MoUs to implement the digital agenda as rallied by the Kenya Kwanza government.
So far, AWS and Cisco have signed an MoU with ICT Authority for the Agenda: AWS will train 10k university students from 10 public universities starting June for a year; Cisco will work together with ICT Authority on important strategic projects, including the creation of public Wi-Fi hotspots, 1450 digital hubs, unified communications system for the government and development of a comprehensive cybersecurity framework.
Today, we have also learned that Moring School and Konza City (Konza Technopolis Development Authority – KoTDA) have signed an MoU to support the design and implementation of the Jitume Program.
The Jitume Skills Program is a government program to assist Kenyans in entering the Digital Economy by addressing device, skill, and opportunity barriers.
Via the creation of job centers (Jitume Digital Empowerment Centers), learning centres (Jitume-Class), and job linkages with private sector companies in Kenya, the program seeks to enable 1 million young Kenyans to engage in digitally-enabled employment within the next 3 to 5 years.
“We appreciate this initiative by Konza and Moringa School that will ensure that programs available at Moringa School are accessible to Jitume beneficiaries. This will enable young Kenyans to get quality training and access to global opportunities,” said ICT PS John Tanui.
On his part, John Paul Okwiri, Ag. CEO of Konza noted that the MoU is a boost to the Jitume Program which is currently being rolled out across the country. “We are very grateful and happy to get this kind of support from Moringa School. We have been working with TVETs institutions, but this signing today will enable us to roll it out to the rest of the country through the institution”
Moringa has since surpassed KES 1 billion in funding as of mid-2022. The school, which uses tech-based approaches to train students, had said it planned to set shop in Ghana and Nigeria.
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