The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology.
The corporation was established in August 2013. The Authority is tasked with rationalizing and streamlining the management of all Government of Kenya ICT functions.
Our broad mandate entails enforcing ICT standards in Government and enhancing the supervision of its electronic communication. We also promote ICT literacy, capacity, innovation and enterprise.
Transforming Lives using ICT
To champion and harness ICT to enable efficient and effective access in the delivery of public service for the public office and public service.
Our Core values are:
1.Integrity: We are trusted to efficiently use our resources to deliver our promise with utmost honest, accountability, and in the most knowledgeable way.
2.Community: We work together and team up with strategic partners to deliver sustain able solutions for betterment of our customers.
3.Thought: Our work is rooted in accurate data, tested knowledge and superb, collaborative thinking.
4.Action: We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time and in the right way.
ICT Authority Mandate
The following are the functions of the ICT Authority:
1.Set and enforce ICT standards and guidelines for the human resource, infrastructure, processes and system and technology for the public office and public service; and
2.Deploy and manage all ICT staff in the public service;
3.Facilitate and regulate the design, implementation and use of ICTs in the public service;
4.Promote e-Government services;
5.Facilitate optimal electronic, electronic form, electronic record and equipment use in public service;
6.Promote ICT Innovation and enterprise;
7.Establish, develop and maintain secure ICT infrastructure and systems
8.Supervise the design, development and implementation of critical ICT projects across the public service.
9.Implement and manage the Kenya National Spatial Data Initiative
Through the Department of Standards we set and enforce ICT standards and guidelines forÂ human resource, infrastructure, processes & systems across the Public Service.
The Department of Innovation undertakes the following:Â IntroducingÂ viable ICT Innovations to Government for adoption; Receiving innovations and products/solutions from all over Kenya; Evaluating to qualify their viability and potential to scale; Facilitating technical assistance, linkage to markets and marketing expertise as well asÂ access to legal guidance, research institutions, investors and hubsÂ through a network of partners and subject matter experts. In collaboration with investment partners, the programme identifies suitable hubs and accelerator programmes for innovators based on their needs.
The ICT Capacity Department facilitates ICT literacy for the citizens. Currently the Department is running the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) which provides internship for fresh ICT and engineering graduates who are equipped with hands- on skills that boost their entrepreneurial skills as well as increase their chances for employability. Through the programme, the Authority aims at transforming the manner in which ICT is used for effective service delivery in the Government by providing a skilled workforce. This Programme is now on 6th cycle.So far 1,300 interns have completed their internship through cohort I to IV. The mentoring and coaching of 400 Cohort VI interns is ongoing.
The Project Management Office is in charge of the day-to-day implementation of ICT Programmes/ Projects that the Authority is implementing on behalf of the Government of Kenya. They include:
The Digital Literacy Programme was conceived by the President in the year 2013 and its objective is to equip learners in Kenya with the 2qst century ICT skills. Through the Programme the following activities are carried out:
This is a regional initiative jointly financed by the government of Kenya and the World Bank. Through it the following is being carried out:
The department of Information Security undertakes the following;
The Applications Department undertakes the following;
Key Functions for the Infrastructure department
The department have two key functions namely Network Connectivity and Cloud/Data center