Program To Equip Women With Digital Skills, Internship & Job Opportunities Launched

Courtesy of Kuza Biashara

Kuza Biashara in association with International Trade Centre (ITC) is conducting a Social Media & Digital Marketing Skills program targeted at young women in Nairobi. The Program focuses on providing the young women specialized theoretical and practical skills related to Social Media & Digital Marketing. The trainees during the training period also be provided with Life Skills, Mentoring sessions and Interview training. Successful training graduates will be connected to the right internship and job opportunities in private/ public sector enterprises.

This Program would be conducted at “No Cost to the Trainees” and is a “Free for All” program.

Deadline for receiving applications extended to: 24.Feb.17   18:00 hours

Duration 45 days (5 days a week)
Location Kuza Innovation Centre, General Mathenge Drive, Westlands, Nairobi

They are calling for Expression of Interest from young women to apply for this Free Program. Please take the Survey by clicking the link below to help us know more about your background.

Guidelines

  • It’s recommended to use a computer for this application process
  • Make sure your browser is up-to-date 
  • The process will take you roughly 30-40 minutes (take your time)
  • The details you fill in will be auto-saved, you can therefore take breaks in between without worrying that the information you’ve filled in would be lost.

Apply now

Please note that all responses to this Survey will be confidential and they will not share the responses with any third parties.

For any further information, please reach out to interact@kuza.one

Further reading: Kenyan Youth: The “New Job Skills” You Need To Have.

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Participate in the UberPitch to get funding for your enterprise

UberPITCH powered by Mettā in conjunction with Nairobi Innovation Week, are giving entrepreneurs a chance of a lifetime. That’s right – anyone with a good idea can submit an application and request a ride to pitch to an investor. On March 6, startup heroes, CEOs and investors will listen to your ideas, all in the back of an Uber! UberPITCH powered by Mettā is your chance to get your idea heard and the rides won’t cost a thing.

The theme of this year’s UberPITCH powered by Mettā will be ‘Innovation to solve pressing local and global challenges’. We want to hear your innovative ideas and the top pitches will be invited for a special event with some of Kenya’s leading investors and business leaders.

HOW IT WORKS

Submit your video application HERE https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSd03JGZCBcJGitQvN…/viewform: before March 1, 2017

If your application is accepted, you will receive an exclusive promo code to apply to your Uber account

Between 10 AM and 3 PM on March 6th, request the UberPITCH option via your app
If connected, you’ll have 15 minutes with an investor.

There are hundreds of strong ideas so demand will be high. If you don’t secure a pitch on your first attempt, keep trying! Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Call for applications – Debate on youth and political decision-making in Africa

Organized by the Alumni Network of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)

Engaging young people in politics is critical to the safeguarding and strengthening of democracy worldwide. With an estimated 1.2 billion people aged 15–24 on the planet, justice and democratic legitimacy demand more than a token youth presence in parliament. People between the ages of 20 and 44 make up 57 per cent of the world’s voting age population but only 26 per cent of the world’s MPs. In addition, the presence of young people in political positions can change attitudes, eroding stereotypes about readiness or fitness to lead, while also encouraging young people to see politics as an arena open to their participation.

Application guidelines

  • Youth applicants between the ages of 18-35 are welcome to participate.
  • Applicants should submit a 300-word abstract on the theme “Youth in political decision-making in Africa” by 27 February 2017.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a preliminary training and assessment session on 13 March. Applicants located outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will be interviewed via Skype.
  • The organizers will announce the teams on 20 March and preparations for the debate will be held on 21 March.
  • The final debate will be held on 31 March in Addis Ababa (location TBD).

 

Debate procedure

After the preliminary training and assessment session on 13 March, each team, consisting of three individuals, will answer two essay questions based on a set of thematic questions or a case study; one supporting the topic and the other against. Each team will be assigned to a supervisor who will support the team on basic structure and formatting. The teams will debate one side of the argument based on their submitted essays and through the use of other sources of information. The floor will then open for a Q&A session for further discussion and clarification. After examining the essays and verbal arguments, independent evaluators will grade each team and announce the final winner.

Reward

  • The winning team will have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa on 22-23 April 2017 (Accommodation and flights to Bahir Dar, Ethiopia will be covered).
  • They will also have the opportunity to publish their essay in the upcoming AfSol (African Solutions) book series, IPSS website as well as other IPSS web platforms.
  • A certificate of participation on behalf of the IPSS Alumni Network will be given to all participants.

For questions and to submit abstracts, please contact alumni@ipss-addis.org

Click here to download more on the application process.

Invitation to attend an Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop taking place in Nairobi,Kenya

The United Nations University, University of Nairobi and the African Development Bank are organizing an Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop on March 8 at 16:00, at the University of Nairobi Towers, focusing on agribusiness incubation network for Africa’s sustainable industrialization.
The workshop will bring together young entrepreneurs, researchers, international organizations, government delegates and other stakeholders to highlight the critical importance of incubating the youth to take lead in the agribusiness value chain in Africa. The envisaged long-term nature of this process, coupled with rapidly changing technological profiles of agri-industrial products and processes and international business pressures, should suggest that younger generation assume the principal role for driving the process.

The objectives of this event are:

1) To deliberate on the role of agribusiness in supporting food and nutrition security in Africa,
2) To explore the creation a network of university-linked agribusiness incubation centers for the promotion agribusiness initiatives, job creation for the youth, and to foster and nurture the next generation of agripreneurs for sustainable industrialization in Africa.

The program of activities will be as follows:

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Title: Promotion of agri-business incubation network to foster and nurture the next generation of agripreneurs for sustainable industrialization in Africa

Opening Remarks
Prof. Peter Mbithi, Vice Chancellor & ESDA Chair, University of Nairobi
Introductory Remarks (5 minutes)
Dr. Emmanuel Mutisya, Programme Coordinator, United Nations University
Chief Guests Keynote Messages (50 minutes)
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
Hon. Willy Bett, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Roundtable discussion (90 minutes)
• Dr. Chiji Ojukwu, Director, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, AfDB
• RUFORUM Rep, University of Nairobi
• Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
• Prof. Alihassan Amin, ESDA-NGR Coordinator, University for Development Studies, Ghana
• Youth Entrepreneur (s)
• Japan International Cooperation Agency
Moderator: Prof. Frans Swanepoel, Professor, Future Earth, University of Pretoria
Synthesis and closing remarks (5 minutes)
Masafumi Nagao, Programme Manager, United Nations University

To participate,apply via this link FAIpQLScbSY-BIvq-pdMWdazLlugwcn_ft1kFA52oo0mkRfRh5BqDpA/viewform?c=0&w=1

#BoldforChangeAwards Nominate a woman or organization that is changing the lives of Women in Kenya

International Women’s Day Awards Nomination Form
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Go Gaga Exp. is organizing a series of events for IWD which will culminate in an award gala ceremony on 8th March where we shall recognize organizations and individuals who are bringing change through their work in their communities. The awards are open to individuals, institutions and organizations. Individuals can either self nominate or nominate a woman, organization or institution that they feel deserve the awards. The criteria is Women/organizations that are:1. Running projects that have an impact on women’s livelihood.
2. Taking risks against social/cultural norm
3. Standing up for what they believe in

Kindly click on this link to Nominate https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCmt0G6SvgRfesP-SOAFHWqt6O6gZC_4kL5p7mYhm45hZc5Q/viewform