Kenya’s shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45 billion by 2030- UNEP report

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Kenya’s  transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits  equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030, a new  study  shows.

The study launched by the Kenya government and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows under a green economy scenario,  Kenya  would achieve greater food security, a cleaner environment, stronger economic growth and increased wealth creation opportunities by 2021.

The report dubbed The Green Economy Assessment Report:  says transition to an inclusive, low emission, per capita national income would nearly double from KES 39,897 (USD 498.70) to KES 69,702 (USD 871.30). Under a business-as-usual investment scenario and a two per cent investment, GDP would only increase to KES 53,146 (USD664.30) over the same period of time. Continue reading Kenya’s shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45 billion by 2030- UNEP report

IBM Launches Master The Mainframe Contest In Kenya

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IBM has  unveiled  its Master the Mainframe competition in Kenya to allow students showcase their talent and explore future employment possibilities

Through the contest, students learn everything from how to log onto mainframe environments to developing code and problem solving. Continue reading IBM Launches Master The Mainframe Contest In Kenya

Kenya to review quality of service parameters for mobile operators

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The tussle between  Safaricom and Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) over renewal of its license will be  resolved amicably.

CCK Director General Francis Wangusi on Tuesday said negotiations are ongoing between Safaricom and CAK ahead of  the license renewal in June this year.

The Authority had earlier indicated that Safaricom’s license shall be renewed based on the quality of service check list. Continue reading Kenya to review quality of service parameters for mobile operators

Full Polio Vaccination for travelers entering India from Kenya

This boys at the Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children in Menagesha have suffered extreme deformities from the polio virus. Courtesy of: World Health Organization. Retrieved from: http://www.vaccineinformation.org/polio/photos.asp

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LG, Google to unveil android watch

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LG G android wrist watch

Soon tech-savvy Kenyans with passion for Google’s operation system, android, will be able to wear a wrist watch that does more than tell time and date.
LG Electronics (LG) is working together with Google on LG G Watch powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables. Continue reading LG, Google to unveil android watch

Operators USF contributions surpass sh2.5bn target

Contributions to the Universal Service Fund by Kenyan Operators has surpassed the targetted sh2.5billion.
Telecommunication Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) the lobby group representing telecom companies has however expressed its concern over the failure by the Communications Authority to address some of the key issues which they had raised concerning the management of the USF levy even after contributing excess funds to the kitty. Continue reading Operators USF contributions surpass sh2.5bn target

iLab Africa, Strathmore University to host boot camp for students

Kenyan primary and high school students will have chance to create own games, animated stories, projects, and publish their applications to the web in a bootcamp.

iLab Africa, Strathmore University is organizing a 9-day Holiday bootcamp for Primary and High School Students to take place at iLab Africa from 7th April 2015 to 17th April 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Among the topics the students will be taught include: Create 3D animation, Design a website, Learn to code, Make apps, Design video game and Motivational talks from Speakers in blue chip IT firms. Continue reading iLab Africa, Strathmore University to host boot camp for students

How to beat cyber criminals –Kaspersky

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Impression of a hacker

Cyber criminals are getting more daring everyday and everyone on the Internet should be wary and take precautions, warns Internet security solutions firm, Kaspersky.

Two decades ago, cyber threats were few and not as fraudulent as they are today.

Most cyber criminals now target to make money or simply cause destruction. Continue reading How to beat cyber criminals –Kaspersky