African Regional Centre for Computing (ARCC) Ngong road, opp. Ngong Hills Hotel P. O box 58638, Nairobi 00200 Tel: 2721008, Cell 0721 536409. “RAPID APPRAISAL OF NATIONAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) POLICY INITIATIVES IN KENYA” Presentation by: Mark Matunga (Rev).
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African Regional Centre for Computing(ARCC)Ngong road, opp. Ngong Hills HotelP. O box 58638, Nairobi 00200Tel: 2721008, Cell 0721 536409
“RAPID APPRAISAL OF NATIONAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) POLICY INITIATIVES IN KENYA”
Mark Matunga (Rev)
Dr. Carey Onyango
Hon. Jackson Mwalulu
Eng. Bruce Owalo
Mrs. Jedida Ochuodho
Rev. Mark Matunga
Mr. Joseph Onyango
Ms. Cathrine Ndung’u
Ms. Sopher Ondiaka
Mr. Bob Wekesa
Mr. Lucas Odemba
Ms. Janet Oyende
Ms. Linda Odhiambo
Mr. John Ouma
Ms. Plister Adongo
Ms. Njeri Njenga
Mr. Tom Nyang’au (Statistician)
Mr. Samson Owino (Editor)Research team
Africa Regional Centre for Computing (ARCC) has been conducting a rapid appraisal of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy initiatives in Kenya. The exercise involves identifying and collecting relevant documented initiatives or efforts by both public and private sectors, as well as civil society. The project’s focus is in documentation of existing national ICT Policy or policy initiatives.
- Pilot questionnaire, and
- Revised questionnaire
- By Snail Mail (postal)
- By Electronic media (e-mail & Web)
- Hand delivery
The study involved 124 respondents drawn from the public sector (26.6%), private sector (30.6%), academia (17.7%), civil society (11.3%) development partners (4.0%) and other groups like diplomatic missions (9.7%).
Majority (71.0%) of the respondents were males the rest female. (4.0%) did not disclose. The ages ranged from 20s to over 50 years. Specifically, 17 (13.7%) respondents were in the 20-29 years age category, (40.3%) were in the 30-39 years age group, 30 (24.2%) were in the 40-49 years age category while the 50 years and above age group made 13 (10.5%) respondents. (6.5%) did not indicate.Findings
42.7% of the respondents had standards for hardware, 45.2% for software, 38.7% for maintenance and 41.1% for operating systems. There were cases of non-response ranging from 19.4% for training to 26.6% for maintenance.
The study also attempted to look into the existence of policies on the various components of ICT. For IT/Computers the proportion of respondents was 46.8%. There were nearly similar proportions for internet and library (41.9% and 40.3% respectively) as well as for media and telecom (29.8% and 25.0% respectively).Findings
In terms of ICT sub-sector, 23.4% were in IT/Computers, 16.9% in library, 7.3% in telecommunications and 19.4% were in media. There were some respondents who did not regard themselves to belong to any of the four sub-sectors (29.0%) while a few did not respond at all (4.0%).
When asked about the ministry/institution under which they would prefer the national ICT policy to be administered from.
New Ministry (13.7%).
C C K (7.3%)
N C S (5.6%).
Africa Regional Centre for Computing (ARCC)Ngong road, opp. Ngong Hills HotelP. O box 58638, Nairobi 00200Tel: 2721008, Cell 0721 536409