Development of GEA Framework

The ICT Authority established a Standards Committee to identify the critical Standards domain areas as well as oversee the Standards development process. The Authority has the oversight role and responsibility for management and enforcement of the GEA Framework. The review and approval of the standard is done by the ICTA Board upon recommendation of Standard Review Board.

The development of the Standards took into consideration international requirements, Government requirements, stakeholder participation as well as industry/sector best practices. Various base standards have been used as reference materials in the development of GEA Standards, including standards developed by IEEE, ISO, TIA, COBIT, NIST, ANSI, IEC, IETF, among others. The GEA Standards have also been prepared in accordance with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) standards development guidelines, in order to conform to the format of other existing national standards.