PPT - University of Nairobi

Transforming Kenya through the
establishment of National Digital
Panelist at C4DLab National Digital Registry Event
Transforming Kenya through the establishment of National Digital
 University of Nairobi’s innovation lab, Computing for
Development Lab (C4DLab), held a public review of Umoja
Kenya, a National Digital Registry service which aims to
provide the country with a single source of truth on people,
land, establishments and assets.
Unique digital identifier (DID)
 Mwende Gatabaki, Acting Director Kenya Citizens and Foreign
Nationals Management Service, who was the lead speaker
during the event noted that successful implementation of the
National Digital Registry Service (NDRS) will see the
implementation of a digital People Registry which will have
Kenyans issued with a unique digital identifier (DID)
Anywhere, anytime public service
 It will also establish an anywhere, anytime delivery of public
service. Additionally, embarking on a digital registry would
strengthen national security and reduce crime. It will also
enhance efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in service
delivery as well as provide citizen-centric services.
Launch of Umoja Kenya
 Umoja Kenya platform is set to be launched in October 2014
and will be fully operational by December 2015.
Clean, complete and secure National
Digital Registry
 This platform will ensure presence of a clean, complete and
secure registry which would curb national issues such as
security and effective public service delivery.
Panel Discussion
 The event concluded with a panel discussing integration of
data presently available in different Government institutions
and benefits the registry would yield for both private and
public organizations.
 Panelists who participated in the discussion included:
 Chief Executive Officer Higher Educations Loans Board,
Charles Ringera,
Chief Executive Officer Kenya Bankers Association, Habil
Dr. Bitange Ndemo, former Permanent Secretary Ministry of
Information Communication and Technology and Lecturer at
the University of Nairobi,
Eunice Kariuki, ICT Authority and
Michael Murungi, Google Policy and Government
relations in East Africa.
 University of Nairobi frequently holds public lectures to
facilitate conversations between private sectors, Government
and Academia.
 This comes at no better time than this, when the University
recently launched Computing for Development Lab
(C4DLab) following advocacy by National Science
Technology Innovation to establish centers of technology. In
line with the digital registry drive, UoN was in July 2014
ranked position 24 in Africa out of 1,306 Universities in erepository. UoN’s e-repository has availed academic journals,
conference papers, projects, theses and dissertations online.
 Distinguished guest who graced the occasion include
Ambassador Kalemi Mowira Chairperson for Kenya Citizens
and foreign Nationals Management Service, Principal CBPS,
Prof. B. Aduda, Directors, members of staff and students.
Website Access
Date: Thursday Aug. 14, 2014
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/CBPS UoN