Kenyan ICT Ministry Seeks to Recognize ‘Gig’ Economy in Draft Digital Strategy

Following the adoption of the Digital Economy Blueprint for Africa in 2019, the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Innovation, and Youth Affairs developed the first draft of the digital economy strategy. The strategy, developed through a participatory approach through which the public and private sector contributed, will also be collaboratively implemented. It hinges on six key pillars including: digital government, digital business, infrastructure, innovation and entrepreneurship, digital skills and values, and digital inclusion. It further focuses on a variety of issues including: integrated ecosystems, data, emerging trends, green ICT, security, and policy and regulatory frameworks.