In the year 2015, ICT Authority facilitated the development of the County ICT Roadmaps under SMART County program. The ICT Roadmaps recognize that ICTs are tools that facilitate efficient delivery of services, improve accountability and transparency while increasing public participation in socio-economic development of the Counties.
However, successful implementation of ICTs in county governments continues to face many challenges and requires legislative, budgetary, technical as well as political support – without which the ICT opportunities will remain unrealized
Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTAnet) has collaborated with ICT Authority in order to institute and carry out annual ICT surveys to monitor and encourage faster adoption and maturity of ICTs within Counties as envisioned in the ICT Roadmaps. This report consolidates the findings for the three selected Counties of Uasin Gishu, Kajiado and Taita-Taveta. We believe the highlights of which ICT Categories that are performing well and which ones need improvement would guide the counties in the next year ahead – as they try to implement and improve the ICT development agenda.
We also take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the key sponsors Huawei and Communications Authority for making the 2019-2020 County ICT Survey possible. We look forward to retaining their sponsorship and encourage other partners to join in the coming years to ensure that we expand the survey to include all Counties in Kenya.