Migori County Commissions Miyare ICT Center Funded By EU and DANIDA

Posted: February 3, 2021
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The Governor Migori County H.E. Okoth Obado (in white shirt and white cap) in the computer lab, among other guest during the commissioning.

On 3rd February 2021, the Governor of Migori County H.E. Okoth Obado commissioned several projects within the county. Among them was the ICT Centre at Miyare Agriculture Training Centre that MESPT, through the AgriFI Food Safety programme funded by EU and DANIDA, renovated and equipped with computers and workstations.

A section of the equipped ICT Centre that was renovated at Miyare ATC.

Inadequate extension services within the agriculture sector have been blamed for poor agriculture production. The ICT centre will enable farmers to access information and communication technology to strengthen knowledge base in agriculture food safety and security. The renovated ICT Centre will bridge the gap through e-extension and will enable more farmers to handle real time issues affecting their production.

During the commissioning ceremony, the Governor, County Partners, and several county officials experienced a Zoom meeting in the ICT centre. The realisation of the call centre was made possible through the partnership of the county government and AgriFi Food Safety Programme. The NARIG Programme by World Bank also played a role in the establishment of the centre.

The Governor H.E Okoth Obado and other county officials experiencing a Zoom meeting in the ICT Centre.

Additional support to Miyare ATC

Through the AgriFi Food Safety Programme, Miyare ATC has also been supported to review the Aquaculture, Dairy and Horticulture curricula to be adopted for use at the centre, development of training and learning guides to deliver the curricula, ongoing accreditation of the ATC to an ATVET centre, accreditation of 5 ATVET Trainers (1 accredited), development of a business plan for the ATVET centre (two trainers trained as ToTs) and other infrastructural development support that includes, the renovation of a training hall that has been equipped with modern projectors and screens and water harvesting tanks.

A renovated training hall that with well finished interior (floor & ceiling) equipped with new furniture.