Eldohub, an innovation hub in Uasin Gishu County in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, has invited entities and legally recognized non-profit organizations in Garissa and Turkana Counties with innovative ideas to apply for the an innovation challenge under the alias #InnovationChallenge.
According to an official from the hub, Mr Charles Sakari, “The challenge seeks solutions that contribute to the growth of businesses and the creation of digital jobs for the youth in refugees and host communities in Kenya.”
Successful organizations stand a chance to win grants ranging from $5000 to $40,000, along with access to post-innovation labs and mentorship support.
“The objective is to assist in the development, implementation, and scaling up of their activities,” noted Mr Sakari.
The application deadline for the #InnovationChallenge is 22nd December 2023.
Interested parties can apply here.
Eldohub claims it is committed to fostering innovation and creating opportunities for the youth in Kenya.
“Our aim at Eldohub is to help create and grow young tech businesses and provide them with all the necessary support to survive the early stage. We also encourage and support women and minorities in STEM.”
The hub is also inviting interested parties for an information session webinar, calling organizations operating within refugees and host communities in Garissa and Turkana.
“This initiative aims to spread awareness about the upcoming #InnovationChallenge for creating Decent Digital Jobs.”
The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, 6th December 2023, from 3 pm to 4 pm.
Organizations interested in participating are encouraged to register for the webinar here.