Agency seeks universities to set up Konza campuses

Kenya's KES595.8 billion (US$5.8 billion) Silicon Valley, Konza, is seeking local and international universities to set up campuses on its vast land, reports Daily Nation.

In an advert in the local dailies, Konza Technopolis Development Authority, or KoTDA, states that interested investors should present "viable proposals for centres of excellence". The universities are asked to showcase their innovations that support economic growth. They must also state their ability to adhere to set green technology standards as per the Konza masterplan.

Developers are expected to raise between KES250 million and KES2.6 billion for initiatives in phase one of the Konza project. "We are looking forward to working with the investors to realise the Silicon Savannah dream that will position Kenya as a global centre for innovation and Africa's technology hub," said KoTDA CEO John Tanui.
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