Who is the number one global champion of Sustainable Urban Mobility? Well you may have your opinion but one thing is very clear, GIZ is literally on the wheel of the sustainable urban mobility agenda. Find out why. In Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, innovative ideas addressing real life challenges in urban mobility didn’t have a space! GIZ through the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) luckily came through and intervened. Good news right? Setting up of
Let’s begin by flashing back to May 2018 when C4DLab was presented an award to implement the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) Startup Accelerator. Being one of the flagship projects of the TUMI Global Urban Mobility challenge of 2018, the acceleration programme was meant to facilitate sustainable urban mobility innovations by offering mobility startups and innovators technical and financial support towards solving urban mobility challenges in African cities. So has this been achieved? Let’s find
GIZ, Make IT in Africa and C4DLab brought together the Kenyan Startup Ecosystem players at the Nairobi Innovation Week to convene Kenya’s 1st ever Startup Ecosystem Forum. The forum held on 11th June saw different ecosystem players including startups, enablers, academia, government and investors come together in a joint bid to support the growing ecosystem. It goes without saying that digital entrepreneurship is the driver of digital change in Africa. The African Startup Ecosystem in
Most mobility industry players will tell you that mobility is not a solo agenda. In any case this is the one sector that requires a quadruple helix kind of partnership with the private sector being a key industry player. This creates shared value that benefits all participants in what becomes a movement towards achieving smart cities. So in the context of Nairobi City what’s the role of the private sector in achieving sustainable urban mobility?
“The quality of life people live in a city is dependent on the kind of mobility that is in place in that city.” Says Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA) boss Eng. Francis Gitau. This makes all of us think about Nairobi City and congestion right? How can we make Nairobi a moving city? How can we decongest Nairobi? Here is a look at insights gathered from the just concluded Mobility Summit – Nairobi. Starting
Mobility experts and enthusiasts including policy makers, government, academia, innovators and development agencies join hands to make Nairobi a smart city! Uber, C4DLab and UNHABITAT put together mobility enthusiast in a day long summit that provided insights on an enabling environment to fuel the growth of smart cities with a focus on Nairobi. The Mobility Summit – Nairobi also saw Uber launch SPEEDS, a free data set within Uber Movement. Represented were Shell Foundation, University
The ongoing ‘Making Innovators’ Kids edition seminar at C4DLab broke the internet after attracting massive attention from ‘netizens’ and innovation commentators. Kenyans on Twitter went ablaze to congratulate C4DLab  and endorse the programme to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education Prof. George Magoha. Other parents are just ‘impatient’ and can’t wait for the next edition of the programme. Well, we are setting the pace in the country by introducing  the 21st century skills like Critical Thinking, Problem
It’s been a nice journey making the next generation of innovators and we are all excited about the progress made so far. The young innovators are loving their stay at C4DLab and how they are mixing fun and learning in one space. Well let’s look at the various activities the kids went through today. Activity 1 : Working in groups to prototype. Team ‘Juventus’ working on their prototype toy car. Based on their ideas formulated in the
Welcome to our day 2 review of the ongoing ‘Making Innovators’ kids edition seminar at C4DLab. Yesterday the young innovators went through the empathizing phase of the design thinking process and today they will be navigating the definition and ideation phases. Take a look at how things were like today in the two main activities. Activity 1: Working in groups to define the April 2019 Design Thinking Challenge. Young Innovators working in a group to
Well well well! It’s day one of the April 2019 Making Innovators, kids edition seminar and so far things look extremely good. The young innovators now have a background on design thinking, they have learned to work in teams, how to solve a problem using the circular design approach and already know how to sympathize with the user. Nice progress right? Here is a look of how their day was. Activity 1: Building the tallest