Updated : February 14, 2015 10:16 pm,Dubai
Objective of the project is to improve Africa’s global competitiveness and accelerate Africa’s economic development.
Kenyan government officials will benefit from an ICT course offered by Microsoft and America’s University of Albany’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG).
The leaders will learn ICT skills as part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative. The overall objective of the project is to improve Africa’s global competitiveness and accelerate Africa’s economic development. Government leaders including Cabinet and Permanent Secretaries, Governors, Directors and Deputy-Directors of various government ministries are among policy makers targeted in the program.
“(This program) brings the perfect combination of knowledge, expertise, and experience aimed at those responsible for defining and implementing national and regional policies regarding ICT,” said Mr Lutz Ziob, Dean of the 4Afrika Academy.
In 2014, Kenya School of Government (KSG) collaborated with the public sector in a move that saw Microsoft’s 4Afrika Program start building ICT capacity among Kenya’s policy makers. The inaugural training saw senior government leaders at the national and county levels go through effective policy making programs related to top ICT issues.
“The 4Afrika SOG provides a forum for government leaders of Africa to appreciate, contextualize, share, and strategize using the principles and best practices in ICT policy and practice,” said Dr Theresa Pardo, CTG Director.