This pillar refers to physical and virtual solutions that support the ability of actors within the knowledge economy to produce quality outputs. The importance of investment in solutions that support the acquisition, creation and dissemination of knowledge for economic development cannot be overstated. This includes physical infrastructure such as information, communication and technology (ICT) equipment and services that can interconnect the innovation ecosystem to promote collaboration. Physical spaces that can increase interaction of stakeholders within the ecosystem and offer facilities for the production and commercialization of knowledge are also an essential part of this pillar.
  • Current Context
  • Challenges
  • Opportunities

The national knowledge economy is supported by a network of physical and virtual infrastructure solutions that promote the ability for innovation to occur. Kenya enjoys fairly stable electricity supply in comparison to other East African countries.
Kenya had close to 48 million internet subscribers 68 per cent of whom were mobile broadband users. This connectivity is powered by six (6) submarine fiber cables and an extensive fiber optic network across the country to improve access. The availability and stability of this infrastructure raises the likelihood of adopting technology within the knowledge ecosystem which increases production and collaboration capacity among stakeholders within the national innovation ecosystem stakeholders.

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Projects Under the Infrastructure Pillar