In March 2012 under USAID’s Global Broadband and Innovations (GBI) Program, the Government of Kenya and USAID signed a formal Memo of Understanding, formalizing technical assistance objectives to:
- Analyze and provide recommendations on ICT Gap Analysis previously conducted for the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)
- Support the development of a National Broadband Strategy (NBS), including assistance with a public Forum on this strategy
- Assist with implementation of Kenya’s Universal Service Fund
Integra consultants worked closely with CCK senior staff to prepare a national broadband plan with “whole of government”, industry, and civil society participation. Work was completed with the public launch of the NBS on July 23, 2013. Integra’s work in support of the start-up of Kenya’s universal service fund (USF) included identifying key issues to allow for better targeting of fund investments, investment project planning, and project monitoring and evaluation. Integra is also assisting with industry consultations and developed working documents on the Fund’s operational framework, governance structure, and pilot project plans leading to the fund’s first investment.