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KENYA SSLV PRESENTATION. Status of IT/ITES/BPO. First IT Park in Kenya under construction from last year and covers 700metres with over 500,000 sq ft of offices, show rooms and parking facilities for over 600 vehicles as well as a helipad. Total cost of US $ 30m

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status of it ites bpo
Status of IT/ITES/BPO
  • First IT Park in Kenya under construction from last year and covers 700metres with over 500,000 sq ft of offices, show rooms and parking facilities for over 600 vehicles as well as a helipad. Total cost of US $ 30m
  • GOK has budgeted US$ 12m in the FY 2008/09 for establishing the second IT Park to create employment for 15,000 people.
sh2 2bn business park to be built in the city
Sh2.2bn business park to be built in the city

President Mwai Kibaki lays the foundation stone with the Sameer Group of Companies

Chairman Naushad Merali during the laying of the foundation stone at Sameer Business Park

along Mombasa Road in Nairobi

status of it ites bpo cont d
Status of IT/ITES/BPO cont’d
  • The BPO Society of Kenya has a current membership of 39 companies with an estimated seat capacity of approx 4000
  • As show of confidence in Kenya’s potential (regional communication hub for over 600m people in SSA), Google and Microsoft now have fully fledged offices in Kenya
  • The two fiber optic network (TEAMS and SEACOM) are scheduled to anchor in June 2009 and the terrestrial cable by may 2009.
greater visibility of bpo activities in kenya
Greater visibility of BPO activities in Kenya

Value Proposition

Tap into the global IT/ITES/BPO business for the country’s enhanced economic growth and well being

Goal

  • Ensure that Kenya competes favorably in the global IT/ITES BPO market niche

Ways to achieve

  • Seek high level involvement and commitment at the Ministerial and PS level
to increase the quality and quantity of national ict human capacity in strategic areas
To increase the quality and quantity of national ICT human capacity in strategic areas

Value Proposition

Availability of relevant IT/ITES skills for employability

Goal

  • To improve the socio-economic development of the

country using ICT innovations and research

  • Ensure an annual production of at least 80,000 graduates

with IT/ITES/BPO skills and a growth rate of at least 10% per annum (Software development, internet applications, ICT design and consulting, Equipment manufacturing and Information security and assurance)

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Ways to achieve
  • Mainstream the ICT policies in the planning and budgetary processes of government
  • Enhance collaboration of Industry and training institutions
connectivity and network infrastructure
Connectivity and network Infrastructure

Value proposition

Enhancing accessibility to services

Goal

  • Make Kenya a premier destination for outsourcing by 2012 and creating 250,000 new jobs.
  • Enable Kenyans effectively compete in the knowledged based economy
connectivity and network infrastructure cont d
Connectivity and network Infrastructure cont’d

Key action Items

  • Fast track the landing of the Fiber optic network (TEAMS and SEACOM by June 2009)
  • Terrestrial Fiber cable by May 2009
  • Provision of tax incentives to investors
digitalization of the curriculum
Digitalization of the Curriculum

Value proposition

Enhance e-learning as a means of complementing modes of curriculum delivery so as to enrich teaching and learning

Goal

  • Enhanced quality and access
  • Outsourcing of the expertise
communication strategy
Communication Strategy
  • National stakeholder dialogueand sensitization (national, provincial, district, institutional)
  • Creation of networks with private sector, major globe players in ICT, inter-ministerial, BPO Society and civil society
collaboration and partnerships
Collaboration and Partnerships
  • World Bank
  • MOE
  • MOHEST
  • MICT
  • CCK
  • Private sector in Kenya
  • India
  • ICT Trust
  • CHE
  • Universities
  • Institutes of Technology
  • BPO Society
  • ICT Board of Kenya
resources
Resources

1. Greater visibility of BPO

activities in Kenya (US$ 150,000)

2. To increase the quality and quantity of

national ICT human capacity in strategic

areas(US$125m)

3. Connectivity and network Infrastructure

(US$ 4b)

4. Digitalization of the Curriculum

(US$ 500m)