Call for 2021 University of Nairobi Research and Innovation Fellowship now open

The University of Nairobi through its Innovation and Incubation hub, C4DLab and a strategic partner has opened applications for its 2021 Research and Innovation Fellowship. The 6 month-long prestigious program will give 20 select fellows an opportunity to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills, and explore human-centered design / Design thinking methodologies. The fellows – …

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Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator finally launched

Africa Mobility Initiative (AMI), an initiative implemented by the University of Nairobi’s C4DLab with support from Shell Foundation, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), the German Organization for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ), World Resources Institute (WRI), and UN-HABITAT yesterday, October 12, 2020 launched its accelerator program, Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA). In a virtual launch ceremony presided over by the CEO of the Kenya National Innovation Agency, …

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Top 100 Kenya’s most promising startups of 2020 unveiled.

C4DLab, in partnership with different Kenyan startup ecosystem players have unveiled the top 100 Kenya’s most promising startups of the year 2020. Through an initiative dubbed Mlika Startups, the startups were subjected to a rigorous vetting process that included nomination by ecosystem players, curation of their profiles and shortlisting, before the most promising startups were finally unveiled during the Mlika …

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Report: Nairobi, Cairo, Cape Town, and Lagos among the top emerging Startup ecosystems in the world.

The 2020 Global Startup Ecosystem Report has ranked Nairobi, Cairo, Cape Town and Lagos among the top 100 Emerging Ecosystems in the world. The report released on the 25th of June, 2020 saw the four cities as the only African cities that beat the cut to make it to the list. Cairo was the highest ranked at position (51) followed …

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Claire Kanja: I have made great progress of growth over the few months of the fellowship program.

“…the fun learning sessions have been quite engaging and interactive. They have simply been practical as opposed to the monotonous theory day to day campus lectures.” Claire Kanja Problem Based Learning (PBL) program run by the C4DLab has been an absolutely amazing opportunity to get to learn so many exiting things all at one. The experience so far has been …

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What mattered most? Catherine Waigwe’s candor opine

What attracted me most to this program was the unique approach in solving real world problems by applying both user centered design approaches and human centered design thinking methodologies. Being a student, I was a bit skeptical at first, as most of the other PBL innovation fellows are working class citizens in different respectable fields. However, with time I have …

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Courtship Between Industrial Revolution and Education System – a Don’s analogy.

By Rodgers Otom Have you heard of the industrial revolution? What about the current education system? Until today, I never thought there was any connection between the two. However, it seems the twain have been in a relationship affair. It didn’t require a miracle for me to discover the link. A courtesy call on one wise man, Dr. Tonny Omwansa, …

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Another Pair of Shoes

By Emmanuel Yussuf We wear an old and a new pair of shoes, walking in the past and the future generation. The world, mysterious as it has been, expects more from us and little have we to offer.  Inspirations from Uncle Sam, Steve Biko, Peter the Great, Fernando Torrez, all through the scope of young George Weah, showcase the roughness of …

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