Microsoft Launches The First Policy Innovation Centre In Africa at Strathmore University


Microsoft has partnered with Strathmore University, Kenya, to digitally transform their law school. In so doing, Microsoft has sponsored the construction of the Microsoft Auditorium in its Sir Thomas Moore Building, and separately founded the high-tech Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre (“PIC”).
Director for Government and Regulatory Affairs for Microsoft Middle East and Africa Christopher Akiwumi says the new center will provide a forum to foster dialogue, a discussion around policy issues that affect the biggest development challenges faced in the world today.
“Challenges and issues that emerge can be effectively addressed by providing a space, through the Policy Innovation Centre, that enables collaboration and discussion,” Akiwumi said in a statement.

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Microsoft has provided all equipment and work on the design for the auditorium facility, aimed at providing an immersive experience to students, participants and visitors. Microsoft will also provide software, solutions and training for the implementation of the project. The Policy and Innovation Centre will be equipped with Office 365, providing users with productivity tools, to enhance their day-to-day experience.
Microsoft and Strathmore will also work together on programs that address ICT- related themes that include legal and compliance, cloud, mobile and cybersecurity across modern government, efficient judiciary, national security and transformative education.


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