Kenya is set to host the 41st International Association of Science Parks (IASP) and Areas of Innovation World Conference in Nairobi on September this year.

Kenya secured hosting rights for the Conference during the IASP 2023 World Conference held in Luxembourg in an event that was graced by Information, Communications and the Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Mr. Eliud Owalo and other leaders drawn from over 300 Science Parks and areas of Innovation from all over the world.

During the conference, global leaders and innovators will convene to discuss the future of science parks, innovation, and technology with a thematic interest centered on “Demographics, Entrepreneurship, and Technology: Defining the frontiers of future economies. 

Speaking during a IASP partner breakfast meeting hosted by Konza Technopolis development Authority (KoTDA) at a Nairobi hotel, ICT and Digital Economy Principal Secretary Eng. John Tanui noted that the preparatory forum’s aim was to share the progress made by KoTDA and the IASP Africa Divisions and specifically update and invite partners to join in the preparation works needed to host the transformative conference.

 “The upcoming forum which will be hosted by Konza Technopolis Development Authority will be crucial in providing a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

We are collectively striving for solutions on SDGs, climate change, global health, inclusive innovation, education and more. Science parks like Konza Technopolis are at the forefront of collaborative efforts to address these challenges,” Eng. Tanui said.

The PS pointed out that Konza will leverage the IASP 2024 conference to showcase its impact and value proposition, communicate progress, and champion accelerated development, building on the Digital Economy’s provisions.

“As the IASP African division President, I am dedicated to fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing and development. We are enthusiastic about working with our partners to harness the IASP network’s potential for the development of the Science, Technology and Innovation sector in Africa” said Tanui.

 “Konza Technopolis Chairman has outlined the journey to this point in detail, pointing out the competitive nature of the Konza bid. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Board and Management for securing the opportunity to bring the 41st IASP conference to Kenya for the first time in its history,

Our work in the Ministry ‘s State Department of ICT and Digital Economy involves transforming Kenya into a robust Digitally -enabled society powered by strategic infrastructure deployment, cutting-edge digital solutions, progressive policies to enable a competitive investment destination that facilitates the private sector to establish Kenya as the Technology Hub of the region, ICT and Digital skill development,” added Tanui.