Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC) and The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) form a strategic partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC) and The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) formed a strategic partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

Nairobi, Kenya, 27th February 2024 – In a landmark move, Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC) and the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to solidify their dedication to joint efforts in shaping training curricula, research & consultancy within the ICT and telecommunications sphere.

Underscoring the belief in the power of partnership, the MOU, signed on Tuesday, 27th February 2024 by Andrew Lewela Mwanyota, KeNIC CEO, and Mr. William Baraza, Director at AFRALTI, signals the initiation of a strategic alliance focused on spurring innovation, fostering knowledge exchange, and propelling the development of pioneering solutions within the telecommunications sector.

Renowned for its excellence in ICT capacity building, research, and advisory services, AFRALTI brings a wealth of expertise to the collaboration, having carved a reputation as a leading institution in Africa dedicated to advancing knowledge and skills amidst the rapidly evolving telecommunications landscape.

KeNIC, responsible for overseeing Kenya’s country code top-level domain (.KE), plays a pivotal role in the nation’s digital infrastructure. The organization’s proficiency in domain management, administration, and internet governance cements its status as a crucial entity in fortifying an enriching online ecosystem.

The MOU delineates areas of shared interest and cooperation, encompassing capacity building, training needs assessment, program design, expertise sharing, hosting of training programs and workshops, and research & consultancy in ICT innovation.

At the signing ceremony, representatives from both KeNIC and AFRALTI voiced enthusiasm about the partnership’s potential. They underscored the paramount significance of collaboration in meeting the evolving demands of the telecommunications sector and propelling its holistic development.

“This Memorandum of Understanding underscores our shared dedication to enhancing telecommunications education, research, and innovation,” stated Mr. William Baraza, Director at AFRALTI. “By uniting our strengths and resources, we are optimistic that this collaboration will yield significant advancements in the field.”

Echoing these sentiments, KeNIC CEO Andrew Lewela Mwanyota remarked, “We are confident that through this strategic partnership, we can harness each other’s expertise to steer positive transformations in the telecommunications landscape. Together, we endeavor to nurture a culture of innovation and excellence.”

The signing of the MOU signifies a seminal moment in the quest towards a more interconnected and technologically advanced Africa. KeNIC and AFRALTI remain resolute in leveraging their collective capabilities to fuel growth and progress in the telecommunications sector across the continent.

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African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) is an Inter-Governmental Organisation established in 1991 to supplement and spearhead ICT development efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa. The mandate of AFRALTI is to develop human capacity in ICTs (included herein is training, consultancy and research).

The Institute has over the years expanded its reach and participants come from all African countries and other parts of the world. AFRALTI trains in English and French speaking African countries through various international collaborations. AFRALTI is also an ITU Centre of Excellence that provides capacity building in programs developed by ITU. In addition, AFRALTI has long standing partnerships with BigTech organizations in provision of training, research and innovation solutions in Africa.

For more information, contact;
William Baraza
AFRALTI Director & CEO
Facebook: @AFRALTI

About KeNIC

KeNIC is a company, limited by guarantee, licensed to manage and administer the dot ke Country Code Top-Level Domain (.Ke ccTLD) name. This took place after intensive consultations with the Local Internet Community. This public-private partnership was therefore the initial step in facilitating the growth and uptake of the Internet sub-sect ICT in Kenya.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Mwanyota Lewela
Facebook: @Kenic TLD
Twitter: @KenicTLD