The conference targeted decision-makers in state agencies under the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of ICT, research organizations, Edtech companies, publishers, and representatives of leading academic institutions in Kenya.
Mr. Robin Njiru, the AWS regional public sector lead for West, East, and Central Africa, said, “Amazon Web Services is on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of education collaboration with Kenya’s education community and is committed to improve the quality of education by providing flexible and affordable technology solutions for education.”
Amazon Web Services works with governments and public institutions around the world in a bid to upskill, reskill, and prepare individuals for the cloud jobs.
The company announced on Tuesday that it had signed new partnerships with local training partners Computer Learning Centre (CLC), Moringa School, and Zalego Academy with an aim to train underemployed and unemployed youth for jobs in the technology sector.
“Amazon Web Services together with partners like Ajira Digital, MasterCard Foundation and GetINNOtized, are building an inclusive and diverse pipeline of new cloud talent in Sub-Saharan Africa by engaging unemployed or underemployed young people who otherwise might not have had access to this career path,” added Houmeau.
AWS Senior Educational Program Manager Marine Houmeau, said that AWS and the Ministry of ICT have joined forces to provide free foundational cloud content through Ajira Digital platform accessible to all citizens as well as in over 300 training centers across the country from early 2023.
She furthur said that for over fifteen years, AWS has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering and has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload.