Symposium on China-Kenya Cooperation and Development of Digital Economy successfully held in Kenya

2019-12-16 16:09:28 Source: CFIS

    Recently, the Symposium on China-Kenya Cooperation and Development of Digital Economy on the theme of “Entering New Africa and Embracing New Economy” was held in Nairobi, Kenya.

    This symposium was hosted by China Federation of Internet Societies, Kenya Investment Authority, co-organized by Star Times Group, and supported by KK live broadcast of Melot Group. It aims to build the most cutting-edge China-Kenya dialogue platform, and jointly discuss the cooperative development of the digital economy of China and Kenya by showing and sharing digital economic achievements, and to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

    According to official data, as of December 2018, the total number of Internet users in Kenya was 45.7 million, accounting for 83% of the total population, of which broadband users accounted for 47.9%.

    At the symposium, Guo Ce, the Public Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, stated that China is Kenya's largest trading partner and is also seeking cooperation with Kenya in information communication and e-commerce, sharing results in the field of technology, and achieving mutual benefit and win-win results.

    "In-depth cooperation between China and Kenya in the field of digital economy will be very promising," said Zhao Hui, secretary general of CFIS. China has always attached great importance to extensive and friendly cooperation with Kenya and other African countries in cyberspace. CFIS hopes to establish a communication platform for Chinese and Kenyan enterprises through this symposium and promote the sustainable development of China-Kenya digital economy.

    Subsequently, Peng Lihui, Secretary General of the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce, Jaquiline Sign, SME Project Manager of the Kenya Federation of Industry and Commerce, Rui Houwei, President of Huawei Cloud South Africa, Sam Chapptte, CEO of Jumia Kenya, and Liz, Digital Marketing Manager of Kenya, and representatives from other companies shared practices and results in the digital economy.

    More than 150 representatives from Chinese Internet social organizations such as China Internet Investment Fund, Shanghai Network Culture Association, Transsion Holdings Mobile Internet Center, and the Kenyan government, social organizations, and Internet companies attended the symposium.