Ecosystem Development


Ecosystem development entails the development of platforms that co-evolve in the same environment. C4DLab promotes organizational ecosystem development by being the home to the Nairobi Innovation Week The lab also to supports the integration of practical User Centered Design(UCD) and Design Thinking into academic programs and the larger industry. This is achieved through the Nairobi Design Thinking School. The lab has partnered with several partners to ensure that the technical world evolves to greater heights.

Our Programs


Design Thinking for Kids

‘Design Thinking’ is a powerful problem-solving framework has already been used in thousands of innovations. We’ve customized this framework to help children aged between 6 and 10 years to independently and collectively work through problems to deliver innovative solutions that they can boldly defend.

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UoN Innovation Fellowship

Africa’s future is undoubtedly promising. The capability to solve problems and design solutions will ensure sustainable growth is achieved across our societies. The University of Nairobi recognizes this reality.

As a leading institution of learning and research, the university through C4DLab, the innovation and incubation hub, and strategic industry partners is running a year-long prestigious Innovation Fellowship.

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Nairobi Innovation Week

NIW creates a platform for researchers, incubatees (University Innovation Hub and other Innovation Hubs), private companies and public agencies to show case and recognize innovations. It’s also a platform for presentation of academic papers, innovation illustrations and case studies focused on research and innovation as well as championing policy discussions on innovation in Kenya.

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Nairobi Design Thinking School

Nairobi Design Thinking School runs a number of programs targeting individuals who have a passion for creating solutions to various challenges in society. These programs focus on user-centered design and multi-disciplinary problem-based learning and the programs participants get to work with real world situations while applying the UCD approaches to problem solving.

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