Nokia to Support Kenyan Government in Development of Mobile Start Up Apps
Finish mobile maker, Nokia has teamed up with the Kenyan Government, with the help of Kenya ICT Board, assuring to provide technological startups in education, health and agricultural applications and will also provide financial and technical support during the entire period of the partnership for two years.
It is believed that the joint venture will help in developing mobile-based platforms that would help in increasing the earning and productivity of the farmers, help in instructing and teaching and also simplify the process of businesses. The partnership will also introduce universities and techno hubs that will be entrusted in building the advanced business and technical skills that would be required for the Kenyan mobile startups. They will also be required to train as much as 200 students per year.
The main objective of this venture is to support the local talent and help them to develop skills and helping in the process of developing channels through which these talents can expose their skills and their innovations in both the global and regional markets.
The Kenyan government is very much apprehensive about the venture. They have also felt the need to create such applications and believe that these would be immensely helpful in solving the problems prevailing at various sectors of the country.
According to the study by the experts, although there has been advancement in the field of technology in Africa, yet the sector of health is much neglected in the continent. They believe that the services of healthcare will find its natural opportunity in the region, especially in the rural areas, where the medical services are really disappointing.