ICT fi­nanc­ing will cre­ate jobs, grow African economies

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

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.

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