1. CALL FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS THROUGH MUTUAL PARTNERSHIP
Counties of Implementation:
Open to all rural counties in Kenya
Seven (7) Months
UK Government Digital Access Programme (UK DAP)
- PROJECT BACKGROUND
The African Centre for Women, Information and Communication Technology (ACWICT) in collaboration the ICT Authority, is implementing the Digital Services for Agriculture Project III (DSA III). The project aims to enhance Agricultural Productivity, Improve Livelihoods, and Social Inclusion of Farmers in rural Kenya in line with Kenya Government’s agenda to impart Digital skills for the 20 million Kenyans delivered by the Ministry of ICT and Digital Economy through the ICT Authority. The project is funded by the Digital Access Programme (DAP) which is a UK Government flagship initiative delivered by the Foreign & Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The programme operates in five countries: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia. The overall objective of the Programme is to catalyse affordable, inclusive, safe and secure digital access for underserved or excluded populations; and to use this as a basis for a more thriving digital ecosystem.
- DIGITAL SERVICES IN AGRICULTURE (DSA) SERVICE PROVIDERS
The project now seeks innovative partners to provide and / or support digital services in agriculture by providing scalable, customizable, and user-friendly digital services in agriculture. We invite firms and individuals to collaborate with ACWICT in the delivery of the project in the following areas (1). Last mile internet connectivity within 10 km radius from the nearest ICTA Public Wi-Fi Hotspot, 2) Provide DSA Platforms with accessible local, relevant content –preferably in text, video, and audio, 3. Provide local relevant DSA content on farming practices, crop decease management, animal diseases management, weather, digital markets etc. 4, Create local public awareness on the benefits of DSA to farmers, 5. Champion farmers with ability for demonstrations and trainings of agricultural practices. 6. Digital Skills training for farmers on Foundation Digital Skills and Basic Digital Skills levels of the ICTA digital skills Curriculum. Among the Mutual befits to partners include but not limited to : (a) Use or access of partners respective services by between 10,000, to more than 100,000 farmers and rural communities, (b) Increased demand and access and/or consumption of partners’ services from the empowered farmers and rural communities, (c) Offshoot on demand business products and services for example e-commerce website demands for some farmers, Increased demand and access and/or consumption of partners services from the empowered farmers and rural communities, Device repairs, content subscriptions among many other services. (d), demand for training, coaching on Foundation Digital skills and Basic Digital skills.
- LOCATION OF THE PROJECT
The project will be implemented in any part of Kenya where there will be demand for the relevant services.
5: CATEGORIES OF SERVICE PROVIDERS/PARTNERS REQUIRED
Providers of Last mile Internet connectivity within 10 km radius from the nearest ICTA Public Wi-Fi Hotspot, (Provide list of locations of hotspots)
Providers of DSA Platforms with local, relevant content –preferably in text, video, and audio,
Providers of local relevant DSA digital content on farming practices, crop decease management, animal diseases management, weather, digital markets etc.
Awareness campaigners of local public DSA benefits to farmers,
Community Digital Champions including farmers with ability for demonstrations and trainings of agricultural practices.
Community Digital Champions and Trainers of Mwanzo and Basic Digital Skills to farmers using the ICTA digital skills Curriculum.
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