The emirate is working to encourage investment and development in key non-energy sectors, including transport and education.
This segment of OBG Talk – aired in collaboration with K24 TV – quizzed Prof. Noah Midamba, Vice Chancellor and CEO, KCA University, on some of the key priorities for reform in Kenya's education sector, including improving graduate employability, expanding ICT usage and ensuring teaching and curriculum standards for private universities.
Although priorities vary when it comes to economic development, the increasing need for skilled labour is both a cause of and a requirement for accelerated growth that spans markets and continents. This demand for technical specialists from Mexico to Indonesia is often most concentrated in the sectors that are vital to economic advancement, including infrastructure, oil and gas exploration and extraction, and value-add processes for agricultural commodities. Efforts to expand this expertise locally, rather than relying solely on international organisations or expatriate leadership, have come to the fore in recent years, both as part of individual country schemes and multinational efforts. As a result, markets around the world are using a range of strategies to overcome common challenges and align legal frameworks, policies, and education and training systems with industry needs.