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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / December 1, 2010

EREVUKA KUWA SONKO-ICT VILLAGE

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According to the latest research by UNDP, 75% of Kenya’s population is below 30 years of age and only 50% of Kenya’s youth are expected to find gainful employment in their lifetime.

With this regard the Erevuka Kuwa Sonko youth empowerment forum was created to rally the youth in all sectors, one being IT, gain access to entrepreneurial and financial information to develop not only themselves but their nation. IT developers and programmers are needed within each pillar of Kenya’s Vision 2030 because each pillar needs modern technology to be efficient, productive and improve livelihood.

Visit the ICT Village at the Erevuka Kuwa Sonko Forum in Dec 8-10 and meet successful BPO’s, grantees, Capital Ventures, Start ups who are thriving in the IT sector. Youth also have a chance to display their innovations and demonstrate their skills & knowledge in IT.

Microsoft East and Southern Africa
are willing to sponsor student developers and techies interested in exhibiting at the event if they utilize Microsoft as a platform for their web developments and software! This could also be your chance to be recruited in the Imagine Cup Competition- The world’s premier student technology competition hosted by Microsoft! http://www.imaginecup.com/

For more information Contact Michelle on: michelle@squaregold.co.ke

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Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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  • Elaine Wacuka at 09:32:17AM Thursday, December 2, 2010

    To any qualified techie interested, you might also look at http://www.jumo.com/jobs. As an aside, I think youth might be inspired to start developing their own similar initiatives.

    Cheers

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