Global Shapers Nairobi hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum has been launched to help influential people under the age of 30, with social initiatives aimed at improving the state of the world.
The Nairobi hub is one amongst the 409 hubs across the world which aim to help the youth to do projects to ptotect the environment, up education and entrepreneurship.
Stella Kiguta-Nganga the Public Affairs & Communications Manager at Coca-Cola Central, East & West Africa demonstrated the impact the Nairobi Hub has had through the Powering Education Coca-Cola Grant worth USD 50,000 that was received in partnership with the Rome Hub.
The hub says shapers are selected on the basis of their exceptional achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to making a difference. Care is taken to ensure a diverse composition of professional and personal interests, as well as gender, social, economic, and other forms of diversity. Shapers come from all walks of life but share a spirit of entrepreneurship in the public interest.
According to World Health Organization, 4.3 million people a year die from the exposure to household air pollution, which includes fine particles and carbon monoxide emitted by open fires, traditional stoves and kerosene. In poorly ventilated dwellings, smoke in and around the home can exceed acceptable levels for fine particles 100-fold. Exposure is particularly high among women and young children.
Kariba Moko – Curator, narrated the genesis of impact. A trail of the Global shapers in Nairobi to the present day “Unda Nairobi” agenda and the refinement of the conversation to the Education, Environment & Entrepreneurship pillars. He urged the partners present to plug the global shapers’ impact projects with their corporate social responsibility plans for synergy and more impact.
Michael Waiyaki – incoming curator 2015- 2016, shared the team challenges and triumphs in the roll out of the solar lamps, which included, especially teachers taking away the lamps because of their high value and impact.
Anne Muema – former curator, gave a vote of thanks to the guests for coming and engaging the hub. This was followed by a brief networking and engagement sessions were many guests pledged time and resources to the Nairobi Hub and applauded the hub for the impact and commitment shown in ensuring change in Nairobi and Kenya as a whole.
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