Trailer: Sinopec Oilfield Service Corp. holds Cloud Open Day in Saudi Arabia

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Trailer: Sinopec Oilfield Service Corp. holds Cloud Open Day in Saudi Arabia” – below is their description. On September 11, Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation (SSC) will hold Cloud Open Day under the theme “Refueling for a Better Life” in Saudi Arabia. The event will present the process of finding … Read more Trailer: Sinopec Oilfield Service Corp. holds Cloud Open Day in Saudi Arabia

Crime Prevention in Kenya – Making the Police More Effective and Accountable

Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) is collaborating with the United States International University (USIU) with the support of the Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA) to hold a six-day seminar series on crime prevention in Kenya. “Dealing with crime and insecurity remains a key concern for government. I believe that the deliberations of the … Read more Crime Prevention in Kenya – Making the Police More Effective and Accountable

Minister Announces Support for an ICT Enabled Kenya at ICEFICT 2011

The government of Kenya has taken notable steps in facilitating an enabling environment for emergent technologies in line with Vision 2030, the Minister for Information and Communications, Mr Samuel Poghisio has said. Mr Poghisio said they have so far improved access to information and communication technology (ICT) resources through a number of measures. Globally linked … Read more Minister Announces Support for an ICT Enabled Kenya at ICEFICT 2011

Kenya: Professor Gichaga Calls for More Government Funding and Technology Uptake

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is in the process of establishing a modern nanotechnology laboratory. The first of its kind in the region, the lab will be used for the development of nano structured smart delivery systems for the administration of fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides, thus enhancing food security. Prof Francis Gichaga, … Read more Kenya: Professor Gichaga Calls for More Government Funding and Technology Uptake

Kenya: Desertification Presents Challenge to Millenium Development Goals

Desertification is Kenya’s major challenge in achieving the Millennium Development Goals as well as fulfilling its economic blueprint, Vision 2030. Kenya’s Permanent Secretary (PS), at the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr. Ali D. Mohammed, says that the Government is committed to combating desertification and the mitigation of the effects of drought as a … Read more Kenya: Desertification Presents Challenge to Millenium Development Goals

Kenya Making Progress on Millenium Development Goals for 2015

Kenya is making great strides towards the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The United Nation Development Programme report reveals that poverty and unemployment levels fell by 24 and 20 percent respectively between 1997 and 2006. However, the Minister of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, Wycliffe Oparanya said post election – … Read more Kenya Making Progress on Millenium Development Goals for 2015

Kenyatta University Launches A Business Incubation Centre

“With the challenge of unemployment facing our country, Kenya requires special concerted efforts that involve a multi-sectoral approach in order to offer practical solutions”, said the Kenyan Minister for Trade, Chirau Ali Mwakwere. The minister was speaking during the launch of Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (C-BIIC) at Kenyatta University (KU). He commended the … Read more Kenyatta University Launches A Business Incubation Centre

Kenyan Economic Council Forecasts 3.5 – 4.5% Growth Rate

Kenyan economy is expected to grow at between 3.5 and 4.5 per cent in the 2011/2012 financial year, Kenya’s National Economic and Social Council (NESC) has noted. NESC which held its 25th full council meeting in Naivasha, Kenya, said the lower economic growth compared to the last financial year is a result of high oil … Read more Kenyan Economic Council Forecasts 3.5 – 4.5% Growth Rate

Kenya: Funds Launched for Young Entrepreneurs to Mitigate Climate Change

The Embassy of Denmark has signed an agreement with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) which is expected to revolutionize inventions in Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT) through the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF). The contribution which a mounts to a tune of Sh 1.1 billion will be drawn … Read more Kenya: Funds Launched for Young Entrepreneurs to Mitigate Climate Change

Kenya: Consumer Group Slams 25% Increase in Electricity Prices

The Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) has warned that the Kenya Power and Lightening Company (KPLC) proposal to increase the cost of power to the consumer by 25 percent is ill – timed. Cofek has said this will translate to an average increase of about Sh 400 to monthly consumer bills. “While Cofek appreciates that … Read more Kenya: Consumer Group Slams 25% Increase in Electricity Prices

Internet Transforming Lives in Kenya Says Vice President

Kenya’s Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has said the investment that the government has made in Kenya’s fibre optic infrastructure has opened a completely new market for the local ICT vendors, software developers, writers and other related business ventures. Musyoka articulated that most of these new ICT consumers will be outside Nairobi, expanding the usage and … Read more Internet Transforming Lives in Kenya Says Vice President

Kenyan Government Publishes Report on Government Performance and Activity

Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication has launched the first edition of Kenya Yearbook, an annual editorial aimed at facilitating government communication through publishing government initiatives, achievements and sectoral performances every year. Run by the Kenya Year Book Editorial Board (KYEB) – established in 2007 – the Kenya Yearbook has among its mandate, the documentation … Read more Kenyan Government Publishes Report on Government Performance and Activity

Interview with the Secretary of Kenya’s National Economic and Social Council

The Global Herald writer, Robert Onsare, had a candid interview with Kenya’s National Economic and Social Council (NESC) secretary, Mr Julius Muia on the strategies the Kenyan Government has put in place to ensure that Vision 2030 will be realized to move the country to an industrialized status. Before becoming the secretary of NESC, Mr Muia … Read more Interview with the Secretary of Kenya’s National Economic and Social Council

Safaricom and Huawei to Fund ICT Innovation in Kenyan Universities

Huawei, a Chinese telecommunication solutions provider, and Safaricom Kenya have signed a memorandum of Association (MoU) with the University of Nairobi, Moi University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) to ensure engineering students in Kenya are equipped with modern up to date telecommunication skills to meet current industry needs. “Africa’s education system … Read more Safaricom and Huawei to Fund ICT Innovation in Kenyan Universities

Kenya: MSEs Need Technological Innovation to Continue Sector Expansion

Notwithstanding that the Micro and Small Enterprises sector (MSE) has had remarkable expansion in Kenya over the years, its contribution to Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP) has stagnated at around 18.4 percent for the last decade. Kenya’s National Council of Science and Technology (NCST), secretary and chief executive officer (CEO), Prof Shaukat Abdulrazak stated that: … Read more Kenya: MSEs Need Technological Innovation to Continue Sector Expansion