Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Kenya and France have signed the Memorandum of Understanding related to the development of cybersecurity and Information Technology (IT) education on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, in front of Audio Visual Room, Bandung, Indonesia. Both states will develop the cybersecurity with the Cryptography program to secure the safety of cybersecurity in Kenya. Other agenda of this agreement is also to set the exact definition and limitation on the cybercrime.
They also will cooperate to improve the Information Technology (IT) education, with France giving scholarship for the outstanding university students in Kenya for two years. After that, the students will be given the opportunity to work in France for five years. After going through the program, the students have to go back to Kenya to help developing the IT within Kenya.
Kenya was the one who initiated the meeting and MoU signing, as the state believe that France is very advanced in the field of cybersecurity, specifically with the Cryptography program. The program will help Kenya to reduce the number of cyber threat in the state. France is also known for the quality of the IT education that will help Kenya to improve the quality of education in Kenya and develop the capability of the students. Both states hope that this cooperation will be a good start for both states and will be beneficial for both states.