Making Innovators (M.I) November/December edition officially kicked off today at University of Nairobi’s tech hub, C4DLab. The two weeks innovation boot camp is aimed at inculcating and cultivating the innovation culture in children between six and fourteen years of age. This edition comes after the success of the first and second editions which were held in April and August, 2019 respectively. A one-week introductory bootcamp that covers the basics of challenge based learning will concurrently
University of Nairobi’s Innovation hub, C4DLab has unveiled the innovation fellows for the 2019/2020 cohort. The fellows were disclosed for the first time during a week-long orientation workshop held at the University of Narobi’s Chiromo campus based innovation hub. The team consists of multi-disciplinary fellows who will work together to solve a challenge which is set to be introduced by the relevant industry partners later this month. The cohort has a rich conglomeration of fellows
In 2017, the Traffic Index listed Nairobi as the second worst city in the world on traffic congestion. Only coming second to World’s worst traffic congested town, Kolkata in India. On average, Nairobians spend 62.44 minutes in traffic with the congestion and a new report by  the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has revealed that the country loses at least Ksh. 50 million daily due to traffic. The increase in urban population in African cities
Have you ever wondered where you would be or how far you would go if you had a chance of learning Design Thinking as early as age six? Am certainly asking you this question on the final day of the Design Thinking challenge to help you reminiscent on the previous four days and draw the analogy between Design Thinking, creativity and Innovation. World’s leading economies are driven by the technical innovations in various sectors from
When they began the second edition of the Design Thinking boot camp, the kids’ dreams of designing and making a solar oven remained just that, a dream. Until the third day, the kids had been going through series of class work and brainstorming on ideas that could lead them to the best design of the solar ovens they intended to pitch to their parents during a graduation session which was staring at them the final
The 21st day of August, 2019 marked the third day of the second edition, Design Thinking for kids challenge held at the University of Nairobi based Innovation hub, C4DLab. With the Empathy, Definition and Ideation stages of Design Thinking having been covered by the kids in the first and second days of the boot camp, it was an opportunity to progress to the more advanced stage – Prototyping stage.   Led by the various mentors
Day two of the Making Innovators August 2019 Kids Edition kicked off in a slightly higher gear than the first day. The kids were rejuvenated after a wonderful introduction into the Design Thinking stages and the August challenge – the solar oven. Unlike in day one where the kids covered the Empathy and Definition stages, day two ushered in the technical part of the challenge which consisted of the introduction to the Physics of Energy
The second edition of the Making Innovators Kids boot camp kicked off on the 19th day of August 2019 at the University of Nairobi’s Chiromo campus based C4DLab. The five day event was aimed at inculcating the innovation culture into the minds of children between 6 and 14 years old. The children underwent intensive training and mentorship to finally come up with a solar oven which they pitched to their parents on the final day
The University of Nairobi through the C4DLab and strategic industry partners has opened applications for the 2019/2020 cohort of the University of Nairobi Innovation fellowship. The year-long prestigious Innovation fellowship program is aimed at giving 15 select fellows an opportunity to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills and explore human-centered design thinking methodologies. The fellows will interact with a community of leading innovation experts from various industries and join a
In Kenya non-motorized transport is the most widely used mode of transport. In Nairobi, about 60% people walk for their daily trips. Despite being the dominant mode of transport in Kenya, NMT is least considered in transport planning and investments. The majority of road infrastructure investments in Kenya are channeled towards building roads to facilitate efficient movement of vehicles as opposed to movement of the majority of road users who in this case are pedestrians