Kenya 2014: Digital status and opportunities: PR Net, 23 January 2014

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  • 1. RECENT OIL DISCOVERY Tullow Oil Plc made two new discoveries in Kenya, boosting prospects for turning East Africa’s largest economy into an oil exporter. The U.K. oil explorer doubled its Kenyan resource estimates to more than 600 million barrels after the Amosing and Ewoi wells found crude, Tullow said today in a statement. The company, which plans more than 20 wells in northern Kenya over the next two years, said it had started preliminary design work on a pipeline to an export terminal.
  • 2. INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES WITH AFRICAN HEADQUARTERS IN NAIROBI • • • • • • BASF • General Electric • Google • Heineken • Coke Nokia Matercard Visa Blackberry Ogilvy Africa
  • 3. SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANIES IN KENYA • KFC, Old Mutual, Sanlam, Southern Sun, Spur, CTM, Mr. Price, Standard Bank, Internet Solutions, DSTV • Massmart currently in negotiations to buy and set-up own stores. • City Lodge recently bought into Fairview Hotel to set up CL East Africa. • Virgin Active planning to expand there. • Most recently: Dimension Data bought Access Kenya, Kenya’s largest ISP.
  • 4. GOVERNMENT DRIVING DIGITAL UPTAKE • ICT board: Connected Kenya 2017 Master Plan • By 2017, Kenya becomes Africa’s most globally respected knowledge economy 
3 pronged approach: recognizing Government projects that deliver citizen’s needs, the need to strengthen industry through ICT and encouragement of the creation of ICT businesses. 
Part of Vision 2030 
Strategic Goals: Every Citizen must be Connected Kenya must be Africa’s ICT Hub Public Services for All A Society Built on Knowledge Industry sectors such as education, health, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing , creative industry specified Connected and ICT savvy farmers • • • • • •
  • 5. KONZA CITY This business process outsourcing project is being marketed by The Kenyan government through Kenya ICT Board. It is dubbed "where African silicon savannah begins” The park is set to host business process outsourcing (BPO) ventures, a science park, a convention centre, shopping malls, hotels, international schools, and health facility project. The city will be located 64 km south of Nairobi and will be built in 5000 acres of land. The project is estimated to cost U $14.5bn. The project is marketed as key driver of Kenya Vision 2030.
  • 6. TANDAA (HTTPS://SITES.GOOGLE.COM/A/ICT.GO.KE/TANDAA/ ) Tandaa’s mandate is to help create more local digital content. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $50,000 for companies, $10,000 for individuals and $150,000 matching grant for established companies.
  • 7. INNOVATION HUBS CREATE ENTREPRENEURS • http://www.ihub.co.k e • http://mlab.co.ke • http://www.88mph.ac / • http://www.nailab.co. ke/
  • 8. BUSINNESS ON FACEBOOK BRANDS # 1: Safaricom: 686k likes # 2: OLX: 342k # 8: BidorBuy: 187k MEDIA # 1: KTN Kenya: 1,1m # 2: NTV 930k # 6: News24 Kenya: 335k