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Date of this Version

Spring 5-7-2019

Citation

Peyton, A. (2019). Information Poverty: An Examination of Policies Related to Achieving Kenya’s 2030 Vision. Retrieved from Orcid. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3225-9458

Abstract

This research paper is a literature review conducted on the government of Kenya and their officials who are currently embarking on Vision 2030 --- a plan that “aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment” (Kenya Vision 2030, 2008). This paper focuses on defining the terms of information poverty and knowledge-based society. It speaks to the responsibility and importance of the role of information policy in resolving Kenya’s challenge.

The African Leaders in ICT (ALICT) offers a conceptual framework useful in categorizing the needful political considerations that Kenya is implementing as they transition from the status of information poverty into a knowledge-based society. Value adherence related to the government’s responsibility towards stepping up to the challenge is briefly addressed. Overall, this study examines the current status and continual need for policy implementation as Kenya continues to move from the status of information poverty unto becoming a global marketplace involving ICT (Information, Communication & Technology), Education, and STI (Science, Technology, and Innovation).

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