Internet News – In Brief


- The City Council of Nairobi has set a January 12, 2012 deadline for migration to the online platform for submission of building plans proposals and processing of construction permits. Practicing architects are supposed to transition to the new systems by deploying it in their respective studios. The e-CPMS, which cost Sh20 million to set up, is expected to revolutionise the building and construction sector, and will be replicated in other local authorities countrywide.

- The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with a coalition of industry partners, will be working to convince delegates at the COP 17 climate change conference in Durban next week to harness the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to promote mitigation and adaptation to climate change, the ICT arm of United Nations says.