Kenya – Launch of the 2016 ICT Public Sector and Enterprise Survey Reports

The Public Sector ICT survey 2016 was designed to provide reliable estimates on access to and use of ICTs in public institutions at national level. The survey targeted the National Government, County Governments, State Corporations, Learning Institutions, Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices and Hospitals. The sample was stratified based on public institution category, and institution size as per […]

Video conference brings virtual courts to Kenya

KENYA’S judiciary has launched the country’s first ever video conferencing solution for the hearing of cases in a partnership between Cisco, Safaricom, and the judiciary. The first case was televised from Mombasa city where the Court of Appeal heard three cases via video conference where the bench sat in Nairobi while the respective lawyers were […]

New public health laboratory network for East Africa

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$63.66 million to create a unique regional network of 25 public health laboratories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. This network will operate across country borders, improving access to diagnostic services to vulnerable populations in cross border areas and making optimal use of internet and mobile […]

Ethiopian commodity marketing system attracts interest

Kenya is one of three countries that are eyeing software developed by the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) to market and sell agricultural products through an internet portal. The others are Zimbabwe and Tanzania who believe the tool that can improve farmer’s earnings. This was announced by ECX chief executive Dr Eleni Gadri-Madhini said at the […]

Satellite imagery to provide livestock insurance in Kenya

Herders in northern Kenya who suffered large cattle losses during recent droughts are to be offered livestock insurance in a pioneering project that uses satellite imagery of available grazing to determine when payouts occur. The scheme, billed as a world first by the International Livestock Research Institute, is being launched today in the arid Marsabit […]

IHP+Results site monitors health aid effectiveness

IHP+Results is an excellent site leading the way in transparent reporting on aid effectiveness in the health sector. It is maintained by an independent consortium contracted to monitor the progress of the  International Health Partnership and Related Initiatives (IHP+). Launched in September 2007, the IHP+ aims to better harmonize donor funding commitments, and improve the […]

Kenya endorses International Computer Driving Licence

Kenya’s Information and Communications minister Samuel Poghisio has amended ICT policy guidelines to endorse the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) certification. This is a globally recognised certification designed to standardise end-user computer skills. Although a compliance deadline is yet to be issued, to remain in business, computer colleges will now have to offer courses leading […]

Kenya launches food security website

Kenya has launched an online food and agriculture statistical database as part of an ongoing project by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Dubbed CountrySTAT, the database aims at helping the country to effectively operate and maintain agricultural information systems. Agriculture Permanent Secretary Romano Kiome said the new system would help officials to plan agricultural […]

Conference focuses on access to legal information

The 10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, concludes today in Durban. Its theme is Global Free Access to Law and Developing Countries: Impact, Challenges and Networks. It is an initiative of the Legal Information Institutes worldwide that constitute the Free Access to Law Movement whose principles are enshrined in the Montreal Declaration on Free […]

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