26 Jun

Part of the team planning for the success of Nairobi Innovation Week.

Yesterday evening, a dedicated Innovation Week Committee met once more but this time at the Vice Chancellor’s office over a series of activities lined up for the inaugural event to be held once every year at the University of Nairobi.

Presided over by the university’s Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mbithi, the meeting lasted over two hours, ending with participants highly optimistic that the necessary arrangements will culminate in a much more successful conference on innovation and technology slated for August 5 till 7 this year.

The history-making week will be facilitated by some top-notch innovation figures, among them Dr. Fred Matingi’, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT; Langdon Morris, co-founder and Senior Partner at InnovationLabs and leading consultant on innovation; and Saul Singer, prolific Journalist and co-author of the best-selling Start-up Nation.

Though the Committee noted major challenges to the effective realization of their plan, the VC pledged university’s full support, observing that the Innovation Week will not only be the nation’s talking point, but also a highly transformative aspect of the university’s vision and core values.

The three-day event will comprise keynote speeches in plenary sessions, policy discussions, research paper and case study presentations, round-table discussions as well as exhibitions of inventions and innovations by individual innovators, start-ups, and organizations.

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Moses Omusolo is the Social Media Manager, C4DLab.