The Digital Economy Blueprint is a framework launched by the Kenyan government to guide the establishment of a sustainable digital economy. It seeks to make Kenya a nation where every citizen has digital access and capacity to participate in a digitized economy. Goods, services, and expertise will be accessible across borders and citizens will be able to connect to the global market.
President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled it at the ongoing Transform Africa Summit. He said that the Digital Economy is part of Kenya’s contribution to the Smart Africa Alliance Initiative. He proposed that the blueprint be adopted in all 24 member states across the continent.
President Uhuru Kenyatta today joined other African Heads of State for the official opening of the #TAS2019 in Kigali, Rwanda, during which Kenya’s Digital Economy Blueprint was launched. Sophia the human robot made a special appearance at the Summit @PaulKagame|@RealSophiaRobot pic.twitter.com/O0LtDRbxxR
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) May 15, 2019
The Smart Africa Manifesto was endorsed by all Heads of State and Government of the African Union in January 2014. It is a commitment to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent through affordable access to Information and Communication Technologies.
The Smart Africa Alliance is a proposed partnership between African countries to develop a ‘Smart Africa’. The initiative proposes a single digital market for over 600 million populace of 24 member states. It is supported by the African Development Bank, the World Bank, the International Telecommunication Union, and other top organizations.
The digital economy blueprint 2019 for Africa …A nation where every citizen, enterprise and organization has digital access and the capability to participate and thrive in the digital economy… #TAS2019 @AjiraDigital @Whitebox_Ke pic.twitter.com/2BOdoodFut
— Ministry of ICT (@MoICTKenya) May 15, 2019
The blueprint identifies the five pillars of the digital economy, viz: Digital Government, Digital Business, Infrastructure, Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship, and Digital Skills and Values. The document highlights the importance of investing and the issues that need to be considered for successful implementation of a digital economy.
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