Microsoft 4Afrika has launched an online hub for Kenyan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at the Connected East Africa Summit to access locally relevant information and resources to promote SMEs and improve trade.
Biz4Afrika is an Africa-wide network of SMEs designed to enable a sustainable and connected community of entrepreneurs that will have a meaningful impact on job creation, global competitiveness and wealth creation in the long run.
Started by the Kenyan Information Communication Technology (ICT) Authority in 2009, the former Kenya ICT Summit is being expanded to East Africa for the first time with the theme, ‘the strength is in our networks’.
The goal is to promote the ideals of a shared ICT infrastructure and a talent pool of young innovators and entrepreneurs that will promote regional trade. Delivering a keynote at the annual conference, Kunle Awosika, Country Manager of Microsoft Kenya- the title sponsor of the Summit, focused on the importance of the SME sector to boost intra-African trade.