ICT financing will create jobs, grow African economies
The two-day Innovation Africa 2016 summit ended yesterday, with delegates outlining the importance of aligning education curriculums with technology.
They also discussed adequate financing of technology and development of appropriate structures for ICT growth .
“Kenya recognises the catalytic role that ICT plays in providing solutions and creating opportunities for thousands of our unemployed youth,” ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said.
He said the government has invested tremendous resources to create supporting infrastructure for ICT, because the state realised ICT would propel the growing economy to the next level.
Mucheru said the summit was an opportunity for government officials, educationists, universities and industrialists to discuss how to advance public–private partnerships in education, science, ICT and research in sub-Saharan Africa.
More than 44 African countries were represented in the forum organised by the Ministry of Education and the UK’s Brains Network Limited.