CALD involved in Kenya ICT Board – Digital Villages Project

CALD representative participated at the first Kenya ICT Board, Digital Villages Project Training in Kangundo that took place from 1st – 19th Dec 2008. The Kenya ICT Board was established by HE President Mwai Kibaki, as a state corporation under the State Corporations Act Cap. 446 on 19th February 2007.

Digital Villages, also known as "Pasha Centers" (pasha means 'to inform' in Swahili) are e-centres that provide a suite of services to the public via computers connected to the internet, digital cameras, printers, fax machines and other communication infrastructure. These services include e-government services, banking and communication services, e-learning among others.


The role of the PASHA Centres will include;
To provide Kenyans in rural areas with access to information. This will serve:

• To enhance information as communities shall be exposed news and trends that may positively impact their lives.

• Provide employment for Kenyans both directly through economic activity that the centre will generate and secondarily through the opportunities that the information will provide.

• Enhance provision of government services. Kenyans will be able to access government services such as NSSF statements, driving license application forms, police extracts among others, from the Pasha Centers.

During the training, the representative met some of the key ICT practitioners in the district and are considering building a collaborative working relationship with some of them that have the common shared interest in ICT's for education, investiment and development.We also looking forward to participate in the subsequent phases.

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