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Zachary, G. P. (2008, July 20). Inside Nairobi, the Next Palo Alto? The New York Times.

This article written in July 2008 is particularly interesting to me because of when it was written. It predates the slew of international media coverage on tech development in Nairobi (most of which was written in 2010 - 2012) and the article also touches on some of the cultural orientations...Read more

AOk. African problems are "information" problems

AO: This quote (see copy-pasted below) states that IBM (Research) believed that "many of the hardest problems in our world today, particularly in Africa, are problems of information." The speaker...Read more

2019 Kenya National ICT Policy

AO: This is the latest publicly published Kenya National ICT policy which was a revision of the 2016 policy (which followed the first policy published in...Read more

Government of the Republic of Kenya. (2008). Kenya Vision 2030 (The Popular Version). Government of the Republic of Kenya.

AO: This is the Kenya Vision 2030 document launched in 2008 (and republished as the "popular version") in 2018 on the Vision 2030 website (https://vision2030.go.ke/). The document outlines the long-term development blueprint for the country.Read more

Amrute, S. (2020). Bored Techies Being Casually Racist: Race as Algorithm. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 45(5), 903–933.

AO: This paper seems relevant to read in preparation for our macro chapter as it focuses on the racialization of Indian software engineers in the US and Germany. Does Amrute's concept of "race-as-algorithm" hold in the Nairobi context and help to explain the digitcal economy in Nai? What is...Read more

Government of the Republic of Kenya. (2018). Marking 10 Years of Progress (2008—2018). Government of the Republic of Kenya.

AO: This is the Government of Kenya's 10 year progress report on what has been achieved with regards to its Vision 2030 which former President Kibaki launched in 2008.Read more

Learning from Nairobi

Something Kim said - about Nairobi being an important site to learn from given that many in the US may be forced to go into the more informal economy, etc. - reminded me of a twist of that point...Read more
Government of the Republic of Kenya. (2008). Nairobi Metro 2030 Strategy .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.

AO: This report was shared with me by Hawi as we have been discussing the analytic value of thinking at the level of the city rather than at the nation state. As I was attempting to look for the original source of this report, I came across the...Read more

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