Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
United Kingdom and Kenya cooperated to enhance their E-Government system, cyber infrastructure, and cybersecurity by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday, April 7th, 2017, at 3501 Room, Faculty of Social and Political Science Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia. The meeting was initiated by both parties and was the first cooperation for both in term of cyber infrastructure.
In this era, cyberspace has been used by people and government in term of information sharing and service. Therefore, the term e-government was created. E-government could help the state to increase the accessibility for the people. But the existence of this system was yet to be spread evenly. That is why United Kingdom and Kenya decided to cooperate to enhance and develop this system.
Both parties hope that by signing the MoU, Kenya could enhance their capacity, especially in E-Government, since the main aims for the meeting was to develop their E-Government system. Kenyan representative said that they also hope they could enhance their cyber security as it is very crucial for both parties, and will be beneficial for United Kingdom as well. Kenya saw United Kingdom as a very developed country, especially in the e-government system. As for United Kingdom, the representative said that they want to strengthen their partnership with developing countries, so they agreed to cooperate with Kenya in this matter. United Kingdom also saw this as an opportunity to give more contribution to developing countries.