Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
The high number of internet user, both in the developing and developed countries, bring benefits as well as risks. The risk of cyber-attacks in developing countries is highly caused by the ignorance of the people from cyber world. Cyber-criminals spread rapidly in developing countries because of the borderless nature of the cyberspace, that threaten the cyber security itself and nescience of the people on how they should use the internet. Those things encourage Amazon to build cooperation with Kenya as one of the developed countries in cyber infrastructure in African region.
(The representatives of Kenya (left) and Amazon (right) are signing the MoU. REUTERS)
The MoU was signed on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, at Laboratorium HI, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia. The agreement consists of how Amazon wants to give capacity building to the youth of Kenya by introducing Amazon Web Service and Mturk. Amazon hopes these programs would help the government of Kenya in tackling one million youth unemployment as it is one of their objectives. The representative of Kenya said that this is a positive movement by non-state actor to take part in enhancing cyber infrastructure in Kenya.
Amazon hopes that this cooperation will strengthen cyber infrastructure in Kenya as well as spread their business sector in African region. Moreover, Kenya expects that the youth generation will be capable in facing this digital era and know how to use internet correctly as soon as possible.