“MOBILITY ACCELERATOR TO SOLVE KENYA’S MOBILITY CHALLENGES”

TUMI Startup Accelerator just held a pre- launch and orientation of six startups admitted into the mobility accelerator. The accelerator is set to solve Kenya’s mobility challenges. The new accelerator space is set to be officially launched on 24th January 2019 together with the CISCO incubation space.  Speaking during the orientation, Dr. Tonny Omwansa, the Director of C4D Lab, said that the …

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9 Startups Admitted to the Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA)

Africa Mobility Initiative (AMI) through its accelerator program, Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA) has admitted 9 startups for the 2020/2021 cohort. AMI’s vision is to create a vast network of continental and global transformative mobility enthusiasts, who work together to create sustainable and scalable solutions to mobility challenges in Africa. All the 9 startups are in the mobility space and …

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A LOOK INTO NAIROBI’S NMT POLICY

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 …

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A vision of disability-inclusive development

When looking at the stories told by women with disabilities, we realised that violence was a recurrent theme, something women could potentially face on a daily basis. What we also recognised is that this violence was vicious and deep, meaning that it took numerous forms and shapes. We read a number of stories about mistreatment, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and [...]
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AFRICA MOBILITY INITIATIVE OPENS CALL FOR STARTUPS WORKING TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY.

The Africa Mobility Initiative through its accelerator program, Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA) is calling startups in the mobility industry to apply to join the accelerator’s 2020 cohort. The open application is LIVE on africamobilityinitiative.com and will run till 31st March 2020. The Africa Mobility Initiative (AMI) is supported by Shell Foundation a UK charity, and the Transformative Urban Mobility …

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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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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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ATMA startups hold their first physical immersion trip in Kenya

Startups admitted to the Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA) held their first physical immersion trip in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The startups from both Kenya and Uganda underwent a three-day’s immersion which involved site visits, networking sessions with mobility stakeholders, practitioners and enthusiasts, and also got a chance to do mock pitching in an event held at the University of Nairobi’s …

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BIG BREAK: C4DLAB TO UNDERTAKE A DESIGN THINKING SEMINAR FOR CHILDREN

C4DLab is set to undertake a flagship design thinking seminar for children aged 6 to 10 years. The design thinking seminar is set to launch the young innovators into the basics of design thinking and its principles while solving a defined problem in the context of the ‘April 2019 Design Thinking Challenge’ The programme is dubbed ‘Making Innovators’ Kids Edition The …

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