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CA unveils 2024 Kuza ICT Awards

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Wednesday launched the various categories for the rebranded 7th edition of the Kuza Awards.

The 2024 Kuza Awards, themed ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Digital Future’, has been expanded to include the ICT Sector.

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CA Director General David Mugonyi who unveiled the new logo of the revamped Kuza ICT Awards challenged the ICT sector to play a leading role in the social and economic transformation of Kenya.

CA Director General David Mugonyi

Mugonyi said there is need to support innovation and indigenous inventions for scalability and sustainability in the ICT sector adding that a collaborative approach instead of competition between the public and private sector was key to driving the growth of the industry.

The new category to recognize excellence and innovation will also honour licensees who excel in technological advancements and digital inclusivity.

The ICT sector has seen a surge in adoption, innovation, and investment with its growth rate outpacing other industries by up to 2.5 times. The annual award is expected to provide a platform for showcasing the latest innovations and creativity in embracing new technologies in the digital space.

“Over the last decade, it has evolved into an authoritative forum for the careful dissection of emerging issues, the thoughtful deconstruction of constraints and the clear articulation of the way forward for Kenya’s ICT sector,” said Mugonyi.

“Kuza means to ‘nurture’ which is exactly what we hope to achieve. It is our belief that recognizing exceptional performance and impact will spur excellence across the sector.” He added.

Voting for the nine categories will be open from 22 April to 22nd May 2024. They include the Broadcasting Award, Postal and Courier Award, Telecommunications Award, Green ICT Award and Cyber Security Excellence Award.

Others are the Child Online Protection and Safety Award, Women in Tech Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and People’s Choice Award.

Winners will be unveiled at a gala dinner slated for June 7 to coincide with the ICT week 2024 that will take place from June 5 to June 6, 2024.

“This will be a culmination of the ICT week that will be held on the 5th and 6th of June through panel sessions, plenaries and exhibitions curated for stakeholders and licensees” said CA.

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