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Nope not America –
I’m surprised they didn’t make the cut for failed democracies.

I would consider Finland a normal country, maybe I would also add countries
that are way much smaller than Kenya – both in population and size
(Estonia, Croatia and Slovakia are about a tenth of Kenya and Singapore is
way smaller than a tenth)

But Croatia has 13 times more our GDP per Capita and Slovakia 17 times more
and Estonia has 19 more times Kenya\s GDP per Capita – Singapore has 57
times more GDP per capita than Kenya)

But maybe I am biased – all these countries are led by Women
Presidents/Prime Ministers.

Halima Yacob, Zuzana Capatova, Kersti Kaljulaid, Kolinda Grabar. Sanna
Marin. But if it was just about women I would mention Ethiopia with
Sahle-Work Zewde – but I did not ???

But by normal I mean countries that seem to really work hard for the
well-being of their citizens –

Gaddafi’s Libya back in the day might have made the cut or Thomas Sankara’s
Burkina Faso…

Rwanda if they can find a way for sustainability and continuity of what
they have under Kagame without him can make the cut.

With kind regards

Jeipea

Believe in yourself then you can change your world

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On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 12:35 PM Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:

> Arya
>
> On a light note;-
>
> What do you consider ‘normal’ countries? Would you, for example, consider
> America more normal than Kenya? #Asking4AFriend. ??
>
> Regards
>
> *Ali Hussein*
>
>
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>
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> organizations that I work with.
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 12:18 AM Arya Jeipea Karijo <johnpaulem@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Well there was a “caveat” to the part about government control – it was
>> in “normal societies” – Kenya isn’t atypical in terms of governance ?
>> I think it has worked well for countries like Estonia
>>
>> With kind regards
>>
>>
>> Jeipea
>>
>> Believe in yourself then you can change your world
>>
>> ____________________________________________
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>> Cell: +254735586956
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 3:45 PM Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Well said Arya.
>>>
>>> Couldn’t agree with you more. Except the part about giving government
>>> the control. How has that worked out for us so far?
>>>
>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>> +254 0713 601113
>>>
>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>
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>>>
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>>>
>>> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but
>>> a habit.” ~ Aristotle
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>> On 24 Jan 2020, at 2:59 PM, Arya Jeipea Karijo <johnpaulem@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> 
>>> Hi Ali,
>>>
>>> This is an interesting topic. I think there is two parts to this and
>>> that is how the issue should be addressed.
>>>
>>> There is part one which is about Data Protection and privacy and you
>>> can’t blame anyone for being alarmed at Google having access to 50 million
>>> patient records… the company literally has “made a living” out of having
>>> people giving up private data for convenience (including the email I am
>>> typing ?)
>>>
>>> The second part is what technology can do for healthcare (or really any
>>> other sector – education, registration of births and deaths) – being able
>>> to digitize all our multiple identities including identification, health
>>> records and associating this with other records such as land registry
>>> records, tax records, criminal records, school records, business ownership
>>> records) – the ability to store all this massive amounts of data in the
>>> cloud and manipulate it and learn from it (machine learning, A.I etc) holds
>>> great potential to improve lives of citizens… actually improve is an
>>> understatement – transformation is more appropriate.
>>>
>>> But all this system of digitization of paper, digitalization of process
>>> should be led by someone who can be held accountable to citizens – in
>>> normal nations this would be the government. Having an entity like Google
>>> or Ascencion do the hard work means we have to be prepared to pay the
>>> price… same story having Mastercard do Huduma Number.
>>>
>>> Then the final and ultimate step is that while government will be
>>> involved in all of the expense and resourcing (all the computing resources
>>> need for learning and storage should be gov. owned) the final ultimate step
>>> is that the citizen holds the keys and permission to use their data. E.g
>>> you would get a notification saying C.I.D are requesting access to your
>>> bank or tax data – or you would get a request when the building you enter
>>> make a request to receive a visual confirmation that the image their system
>>> has captured of you matches the name you gave them – and you would be asked
>>> how long they were to hold this data (1 hour, 1 day) – citizen empowerment
>>> to control and share their data is the ultimate data protection…
>>> empowerment only happens with adequate user education and open and simple
>>> user agreements.
>>>
>>> Example of a bad way to digitize was the first attempt at “Huduma
>>> number” – ultimatums and deadlines to the holders of data is not a good
>>> place to start… a good place to start is to ask yourself “What do I
>>> already know about the entity (human being) whose records I am trying to
>>> unify and digitize… and then work with that.
>>>
>>> – Oops I guess I went off topic. That is my ten cents on the matter.
>>> With kind regards
>>>
>>>
>>> Jeipea
>>>
>>> Believe in yourself then you can change your world
>>>
>>> ____________________________________________
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>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 8:34 AM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Listers
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In the recent past cries of outrage have been heard from all corners of
>>>> the world on issues related to privacy and the power of BigTech over our
>>>> lives.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Now BigTech is venturing into Healthcare with various initiatives from
>>>> AI to how the healthcare ValueChain can be improved to bring down costs and
>>>> make it more efficient.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Google’s latest forays into @Healthcare is raising a lot of eyebrows.
>>>> Are we becoming too cautious at the expense of possible groundbreaking
>>>> innovation? What can we do to ensure we don’t throw the baby with the bath
>>>> water?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> local12.com/news/nation-world/privacy-or-innovation-googles-access-to-patient-health-records-sparks-controversy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>> +254 0713 601113
>>>>
>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>
>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>
>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>>
>>>> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but
>>>> a habit.” ~ Aristotle
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPad
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