Kazakhstan’s government technology (GovTech) solutions are set to be exported to new markets, including the Kyrgyz Republic and Togo, as reported by Profit.kz on Feb. 13. During the Digital Almaty 2024 forum on Feb. 1-3, several memorandums of understanding were signed, extending the IT solutions such as Smart Bridge, Unified Platform for Internet Resources of Government Agencies, and Smart Data Ukimet information and analytical system to these countries.
In addition to these agreements, Kazakhstan also signed a memorandum of cooperation with Sierra Leone and Togo for information and communication technology (ICT) cooperation. Salima Mornorna Bah, Minister of Communication, Technology, and Innovation of Sierra Leone, highlighted Kazakhstan’s reputation as a “big open-source country” willing to share digital systems and platforms. She noted that the memorandum with Sierra Leone not only promises mutual benefits for both countries but also paves the way for private sector companies in Kazakhstan to explore opportunities in Africa.
These ongoing GovTech export initiatives align with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s task set to bring the export of IT services to $1 billion by 2026. As a result, Kazakhstan’s raw materials focus is consistently changing from traditional sectors to high-tech industries, allowing it to tap into new markets and further its economic development goals.