Kenya's technology ecosystem is known as "Silicon Savannah". A multitude of IT experts and large tech companies such as Microsoft, Intel, IBM and Google have set up shop there. Over 1,000 start-ups and innovation hubs attract some of the largest investments on the African continent every year and contribute to the rapid growth of Kenya's digital economy.

Ambassador Amolo, State Secretary Schnorr and Principal Secretary Tanui during the visit of a Kenyan delegation to Berlin in June 2023. © BMDV

Kenya is considered East Africa's digital pioneer in financial technology, digital skills and public services. The government currently provides over 5,000 services through Kenya's eCitizen portal.

Kenya is involved in shaping the African Union's Data Policy Framework and participates in African working groups on the regulation of big tech. With the Kenya Model of Open Internet Governance, Kenya emphasises the important involvement of business, academia and civil society in maintaining the free internet.

In June 2023, representatives of the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Kenyan Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy met in Berlin to discuss a possible Digital Dialogue. They agreed to start the German-Kenyan Digital Dialogue before the end of the year with a kick-off event.



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