The University of Nairobi Innovation Fellowship was flagged off today during an orientation ceremony held at the School of the Built Environment‘s ADD building by the Director of C4D Lab, Dr. Tonny Omwansa.
The competitive fellowship will give 10 admitted 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 network of change-makers curious to ignite sustainable growth and development in Africa.
The admitted fellows will undertake a deep immersion into four pillars that will prepare them as innovators.
The four aspects are:
21st century 4 C’s skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.
Principals and practices of Innovation, Fundamentals of Problem Based Learning and Design Thinking.
Multi-disciplinary practical problem-solving and
Practical experience in planning and executing the Nairobi Innovation Week.
The 10 fellows admitted into the 1st cohort of the University of Nairobi Innovation fellowship are set to solve problems given unto them by their supervisors and mentors. The journey will involve applying Problem Based Learning approaches to develop prototypes, field studies and coming up with practical solutions to the problems assigned. This 1st edition is set to run for a year.