Posting your resume on the talent access pool (TAP) section of the database will provide you with competitive opportunities as valuable personnel to serve in Kenya's corporate industry, government, civil society and educational institutions. It will also allow for targeted transfer of skills, for example, sending a group of diaspora teachers on a mission to Kenya schools with a shortage of teachers. i‑Vote's partnerships with various stakeholders will allow for direct merit‑based recruiting of diaspora talent.
This refers to for‑profit investment for social impact; as opposed to the non‑impact investment diaspora currently makes with almost 100% of remittances ($1.4 billion in 2014) going directly to families. A database of Kenya's richest “county” makes it possible to mobilize private capital towards large‑scale impact such as infrastructure. Eventually, diaspora would play a key role in releasing Kenya from dependence on foreign aid.
There is now a boom in diaspora investment vehicles, and a database is an important part of readily connecting potential investors to opportunities provided by banks, businesses and government. i‑Vote also provides county‑specific data that will enable efficient connection between individual investors and county governments and allow for the thriving of small businesses from the grassroots.
Only i‑Vote's function as a voting platform for general elections and national referendum would require IEBC's validation.
All other i‑Vote functions DO NOT need government validation and will succeed phenomenally with a People-Public-Private-Partnership model. i‑Vote is the digitization of diaspora's power.
The database is quite secure. i‑Vote is an https website using SSL encryption, hosted by an independent and established party, WebHostingBuzz, in state-of-the-art data centers.
Testing and cybersecurity assurance is always an ongoing task. The technical team strives to provide the tightest security and most efficient application possible.