KICTANet Digest, Vol 160, Issue 3

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> 1. Re: KONZA: The failed promise of Kenya?s smart city
> (Barrack Otieno)
> 2. Re: KONZA: The failed promise of Kenya?s smart city (John Tanui)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2021 07:35:36 +0300
> From: Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com>
> To: “Kenya’s premier ICT Policy engagement platform”
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> Subject: Re: [kictanet] KONZA: The failed promise of Kenya?s smart
> city
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> Dear Ali,
>
> I agree with you. My humble opinion is that Government priorities may have
> changed. Engineer Tanui the Konza CEO is on the list and had at one time
> invited listers to tour the facility. I think Konza can still be realized.
> It will be great to revisit the previous discussion and for Engineer Tanui
> to respond to the concerns that have been raised since there seems to be
> life at Konza.
>
> Best Regards
>
> On Wed, 2 Jun 2021, 7:34 am Ali Hussein via KICTANet, <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> > GG
> >
> > Thanks for sharing.
> >
> > Listers, even the best-laid plans can miss their targets. I’d rather we
> > discuss:-
> >
> > 1. What went wrong.
> > 2. What are the lessons to be learned.
> > 3. Can the project get back on track?
> > 4. Has it gone wrong? How long does it take to build a new city?
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > *Ali Hussein*
> >
> > Digital Transformation
> >
> >
> > Tel: +254 713 601113
> >
> > Twitter: @AliHKassim
> >
> > Skype: abu-jomo
> >
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> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
> > mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
> > organizations that I work with.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 7:32 PM Grace Githaiga via KICTANet <
> > kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Listers
> >> This may be of interest to some here.
> >> Rgds
> >> Grace
> >>
> >> Kenya was one of the earliest countries to outsource its dreaming to
> >> McKinsey. The entire Vision 2030 strategy was developed by the Kenyan
> >> government in conjunction with McKinsey & Company, with Konza being one
> of
> >> many techno-utopian urban renewal projects the firm was involved in. At
> >> first, most were undertaken in Asia, then, in the 2000s, the focus
> shifted
> >> to African countries, which were seen as growth markets for big tech and
> >> financial corporations.
> >>
> >> …the McKinseyfication of government and federal services often means
> >> that the mere production of paperwork counts as progress. …The
> >> question then becomes, Who is responsible for the failure of Konza??
> >>
> >> Read on:
> >> restofworld.org/2021/the-failed-promise-of-kenyas-smart-city/
> >> —
> >>
> >> Grace Githaiga
> >> KICTANet Convenor
> >>
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> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2021 08:32:41 +0300
> From: John Tanui <tanuijohn@gmail.com>
> To: “Kenya’s premier ICT Policy engagement platform”
> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
> Subject: Re: [kictanet] KONZA: The failed promise of Kenya?s smart
> city
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> Dear Barrack,
>
> Konza Technopolis project is on course, we are making significant progress
> especially ensuring that the key pillars for the success are in place.
>
> Our invitation to KICTANET still stands, we consider this community key
> stake holders and your partnership, collaboration and feedback is
> important.
>
> You can get the latest information on the project by visiting also our
> website and social media platforms including YouTube.
>
> Let me know when you would like to visit us.
>
> Regards
>
> John Tanui
>
> On Wed, 2 Jun 2021 at 07:39, Barrack Otieno via KICTANet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> > Dear Ali,
> >
> > I agree with you. My humble opinion is that Government priorities may
> have
> > changed. Engineer Tanui the Konza CEO is on the list and had at one time
> > invited listers to tour the facility. I think Konza can still be
> realized.
> > It will be great to revisit the previous discussion and for Engineer
> Tanui
> > to respond to the concerns that have been raised since there seems to be
> > life at Konza.
> >
> > Best Regards
> >
> > On Wed, 2 Jun 2021, 7:34 am Ali Hussein via KICTANet, <
> > kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >
> >> GG
> >>
> >> Thanks for sharing.
> >>
> >> Listers, even the best-laid plans can miss their targets. I’d rather we
> >> discuss:-
> >>
> >> 1. What went wrong.
> >> 2. What are the lessons to be learned.
> >> 3. Can the project get back on track?
> >> 4. Has it gone wrong? How long does it take to build a new city?
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> *Ali Hussein*
> >>
> >> Digital Transformation
> >>
> >>
> >> Tel: +254 713 601113
> >>
> >> Twitter: @AliHKassim
> >>
> >> Skype: abu-jomo
> >>
> >> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
> >> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
> >> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
> >> organizations that I work with.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 7:32 PM Grace Githaiga via KICTANet <
> >> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Listers
> >>> This may be of interest to some here.
> >>> Rgds
> >>> Grace
> >>>
> >>> Kenya was one of the earliest countries to outsource its dreaming to
> >>> McKinsey. The entire Vision 2030 strategy was developed by the Kenyan
> >>> government in conjunction with McKinsey & Company, with Konza being
> one of
> >>> many techno-utopian urban renewal projects the firm was involved in. At
> >>> first, most were undertaken in Asia, then, in the 2000s, the focus
> shifted
> >>> to African countries, which were seen as growth markets for big tech
> and
> >>> financial corporations.
> >>>
> >>> …the McKinseyfication of government and federal services often means
> >>> that the mere production of paperwork counts as progress. …The
> >>> question then becomes, Who is responsible for the failure of Konza??
> >>>
> >>> Read on:
> >>> restofworld.org/2021/the-failed-promise-of-kenyas-smart-city/
> >>> —
> >>>
> >>> Grace Githaiga
> >>> KICTANet Convenor
> >>>
> >>> KICTANet portals
> >>> KICTANet.or.ke <kictanet.or.ke/> | Twitter
> >>> | LinkedIn
> >>> <www.linkedin.com/company/18428106/admin/> | Facebook
> >>> <www.facebook.com/KICTANet/>
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> >>> interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. KICTANet is a
> >>> catalyst for reform in the Information and Communication Technology
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> >>> Its work is guided by four pillars of Policy Advocacy, Capacity
> Building,
> >>> Research, and Stakeholder Engagement.
> >>>
> >>> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors
> >>> online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and
> bandwidth,
> >>> share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy,
> do
> >>> not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
> >>>
> >>> KICTANet – The Power of Communities, is Kenya’s premier ICT policy
> >>> engagement platform.
> >>>
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> >> interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. KICTANet is a
> >> catalyst for reform in the Information and Communication Technology
> sector.
> >> Its work is guided by four pillars of Policy Advocacy, Capacity
> Building,
> >> Research, and Stakeholder Engagement.
> >>
> >> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors
> >> online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and
> bandwidth,
> >> share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy,
> do
> >> not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
> >>
> >> KICTANet – The Power of Communities, is Kenya’s premier ICT policy
> >> engagement platform.
> >>
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> > Research, and Stakeholder Engagement.
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> > online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and
> bandwidth,
> > share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy, do
> > not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
> >
> > KICTANet – The Power of Communities, is Kenya’s premier ICT policy
> > engagement platform.
> >
> —
> Eng. John Tanui
>
> Wise Warriors are mightier than strong ones and those who have knowledge
> than those who have strength; for by guidance you can wage your war, and in
> abundance of counselors there is victory
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