About Paul Kukubo
Paul Kukubo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya ICT Board. It is the Kenyan state corporation that is in-charge of the development of the information, communication and technology (ICT) sector within the country. It also works towards marketing of Kenya as an ICT-investment destination.
The Kenya ICT Board is a 60-person organization with strong influence over the country’s ICT sector including the outsourcing industry, the content development industry, development of e-government, digital inclusion programs, etc. As CEO, Kukubo manages a budget of more than $120 Million used for development as well as maintaining relationships with technology companies, The World Bank, other multilateral agencies and the Kenya Government. From just a few thousand, Kenya aims to generate 100,000 jobs in technology outsourcing by the end of 2012.
About ICT Board Kenya
The Kenya ICT Board was established by HE President Mwai Kibaki, as a state corporation under the State Corporations Act Cap 446 on February 19, 2007.
The creation of an information-based society is one of the main priorities of the government for realizing the goals of national development with the objective of generating wealth and employment. ICT is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. Harnessing of the ICTs will therefore help the government to realize a number of its key public policy objectives. In general, ICT will contribute significantly to the process by improving government operations as outlined in the e-government strategy.