These are quarterly talks, organized by C4DLab, University of Nairobi, on topical ICT issues in relation to national development in partnership with Government and private sector stakeholders.


ICT is a cross cutting tool. In its various forms, technology affects and transforms various sectors. The ICT master-plan has three key foundations:

  • ICT human capital and workforce development which aims at developing quality ICT human resources as a pre-requisite to the development of a viable ICT sector.
  • Integrated ICT infrastructure, which seeks to provide the integrated infrastructure backbone required to enable cost effective delivery of ICT products and services to Kenyans;
  • Integrated information infrastructure which aims at improving the quality of e-Government services and enable the country to transition to a knowledge-based society.

Further, the master-plan has three pillars, namely E-Government services, ICT as a Driver of Industry and Developing ICT Businesses. These foundations and pillars form an excellent basis for the forums which would then address multi-disciplinary themes like innovation, education, entrepreneurship and national development in the context of Vision 2030. Each of the foundations and pillars in the master-plan, technical could become topics of discussion by stakeholders in each of the forums. The implementation of the master-plan needs solid monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, and these forums would become an ideal thermometer for the same.

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Innovation Forum #2: October 7, 2014

In light of the upcoming National Cloud Strategy, C4DLab proposes a public/private sector workshop for Policy makers and practitioners to discuss the key topics in the subject of Cloud Technology growth in Kenya. The discussions will revolve around regulatory environment, infrastructure development and skills enhancement.
You are therefore cordially invited to the Innovation Forum “Kenya’s preparedness to exploit the Cloud Technology”

Perspectives towards a National Cloud Strategy: University of Nairobi
Cloud Computing for the 21st Century Organization: Ruediger Dorn
Privacy in the Cloud: Private Sector Representative

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Innovation Forum #1: August 14, 2014

It will be a public review of ‘Umoja Kenya’: National Digital Registry Service, that aims to provide the country with a single source of truth on People, Land, Establishments and Assets.

Keynote Speaker:  Hon. Fred O. Matiang’i, PhD, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT
Umoja Kenya Presentation: Ms. Mwende Gatabaki, Ag. Director General, Kenya Citizens & Foreign Nationals Management Service.
Moderator: Prof. Timothy M. Waema, Professor of Information System, University of Nairobi
Sponsor: Google, KE.

Remarks on the presentations will made by invited Governors, Chairmen of Parliamentary Committees,  Representatives from Private Sector, Academia and Civil Society. This forum will be held on Thursday, 14th August, 2014 at Millenium Hall 1, School of Computing, University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus from 8.30AM to 11.30AM.

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