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One Million Kenyans to Receive Artificial Intelligence Training

Move to position Kenyan youth strategically in the hybrid digital economy jobs across the world

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Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Acyberschool to train one million Kenyans on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity, aiming to position Kenyan youth strategically in thriving in the hybrid digital economy jobs across the world.

The MoU, which was signed at the Connected Africa Summit 2024, will be implemented in five years, with both parties collaborating in mobilisation of the resources required.

Speaking after the signing, Mr John Paul Okwiri, KoTDA Chief Executive Officer, noted that the partnership will add to the Jitume Digital Skills program and accelerate digital skills development in the country.

“Today was a very exciting day for us because in partnership with Acyberschool, we have been able to sign an MoU to train Kenyan youth on AI, emerging technologies, and cybersecurity solutions training. This means that in the near future, we shall enhance our ability to have more jobs in the digital space,” said Mr Okwiri.

“The program will be done in phases and our target is to train one million youth. This is a key target for us, and we believe through mobilising resources together, we shall be able to augment our key efforts in Jitume programmes,” he said.

While urging Kenyan youth to take advantage of the training, Evalyn Oloo, CEO, Acyberschool and Chairperson, Africa Cybersecurity and AI Foundation (ACAIF) noted that the MoU will help young Kenyans to acquire skills required be ready for the future of jobs.

“Cybersecurity and AI are emerging areas which are key in the new digital jobs. We are training Kenyans for the future of work, and I would like to encourage all young people to take this opportunity, train and acquire the relevant skills required to thrive in the digital industry.” she said.

The conversation aligned to the rallying call made by African ICT industry during the Connected Africa Summit 2024 to leverage on young people and advance the digital space. Already, Konza Technopolis, ICT Authority and TVET Authority are spearheading the Jitume Program training together with the private sectors in an endeavour to provide specialized training and resources to support the growth of digital technologies in Kenya.

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