Who we are

DigiTalent is the brand name for the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP), an internship programme that develops the ICT talent pool in Kenya through a collaboration between the public and private sectors. It is a partnership between government, public and private sector stakeholders and is to be implemented by the Ministry of Information Communications and Technology (MoICT) through the ICT Authority (ICTA).

It is borne out of the need for government to enhance its capacity to use ICT in effective public service delivery. It also provides a training ground for potential employees and an affordable labour pool of freshly qualified individuals in government offices. Targeting recent graduates, PDTP offers participants an opportunity to understand government services, and provides them with a chance to contribute towards improving service delivery to Kenyan citizens.

Digitalent focuses on two key aspects:

  • Leadership development to develop ICT leaders in government management staff by entrenching them with ICT business principles to effectively run ICT structures.
  • ICT technical capacity development by training freshly qualified graduates through an internship programme to develop a ready and affordable pool of ICT talent for government.
Our Vision

A transformed country and an engaged citizenry through innovative and sustainable ICT skill development

Our Mission

To build the next generation of globally competitive ICT, leadership and technology talent that will transform Kenya through world-class service delivery to the citizenry.

Programme Objectives

PDTP aims at developing the ICT talent pool by leveraging collaboration between the public and private sectors. Specifically, its main objectives are:

  • To deliver a combination of structured training, coaching and mentoring.
  • To develop a pipeline of future talent for government with a passion for ethical and accountable public service delivery.
  • To train at least 100 interns over a revolving 12-month period.
  • To promote innovation in local ICT product offerings

Programme Benefits

PDTP is beneficial in the following ways:

  • Increased youth employability
  • Improved Public/Private sector collaboration
  • Accelerated economic impact through ICT effectiveness
  • Enhanced service delivery by leveraging on ICT
  • Support ICTA’s contribution to GDP projected to be 8% of GDP by 2017 as outlined in the ICT Masterplan.

900

Graduates

7+

Innovations Incubated

30+

Govenment Systems and Websites developed by our graduates

80%

Employers would consider hiring our graduates

Success Stories

Purity Joan Sitati

Beneficiary, PDTP 2015

“Participating in PDTP gave me an insider perspective on the government, which helped me to know my country better. I now know the flagship projects that the government is working hard to accomplish and I am proud to have been part of the success that is being achieved. I would like to encourage ladies who graduate from university to come out in large numbers and be a part of this programme as it gives great exposure and a lot of inspiration to do more in ICT”

Nicholas Nthenge Babu

Beneficiary, PDTP 2015

“Through PDTP, I have learnt a lot working for government and in the public sector especially in areas of user support and training. I am now able to fully appreciate the growth of ICT uptake and its effects, not only in government, but also to the common mwananchi. I encourage graduates to take up the PDTP opportunity because through it, I have seen that the possibilities in ICT in service delivery are infinite.”

Digitalent vision is to ensure;

a transformed country and an engaged citizenry through innovative and sustainable ICT skill development