The Master Plan vision is to make Kenya a globally competitive digital economy and a regional ICT hub” .It is also aligned to Vision 2030, and intended to create an enabling policy, legal and regulatory environment; provide e-government services that are simple to use and convenient for citizens and businesses; increase the productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of critical economic sectors; stimulate the setup and growth of ICT-related businesses to enhance employment creation; enable and scale up ICT innovation; and develop a dynamic and robust ICT sector that will enhance socio-economic growth.

 

The Master Plan has three foundations, namely ICT human capital and integrated ICT, and information infrastructures; and three pillars (e-government, ICT as Driver of Industry and Developing ICT businesses). 

For each foundation and pillar, the Master Plan identifies the desired outcomes by 2017 and the strategies.  Sixteen Flagship projects have been identified under six broad programmes namely  legal and regulatory framework; Information Infrastructure and e-Government Services, ICT infrastructure, ICT human capital and workforce, Developing ICT Business and ICT as a Driver of Industry.

The implementation framework, including Monitoring and evaluation framework financing, risks and critical success factors has also been outlined. 

The National ICT Master Plan complete document can be found at click here

 

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