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iHub By Jessica Colaço / May 30, 2012

Call for Open Data’s Code4Kenya fellows

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Do you want to help kickstart a media and civil society revolution in Kenya? Code4Kenya is offering four Code4Kenya fellowships for civic hackers who want to help change the way that our societies work.

 

The fellows will be embedded into some of Kenya’s most influential media and civil society organisations (CSOs) for six months to help them re-engineer the way they use open data. They will also work with “issue experts” and data holders who are supporting public sector innovation through the use of open data.

This means your help will build scalable, sustainable and data-driven services on the web and mobile platforms. Initial themes to catalyze the public will be focused on basic services that are essential to Kenyan citizens:

  • water
  • health
  • education.

The fellowships will be paid, full time positions. Host organisations may offer permanent employment or consulting positions after the fellowship, depending on your performance. The Fellowship is jointly supported by the World Bank and the African Media Initiative (AMI). Embedded fellows will be supported by an external team of specialist developers, a veteran project manager and design thinking experts from iHub Research. Host organisations will also offer internal support, ranging from technical assistance, to content specialists.

Please follow this link to make your application.

Deadline is midnight on MondayJune 4th 2012.

Top applicants will be invited to an exclusive strategic planning session with data holders, issue experts, media companies and civil society in Nairobi on June 7th and a design thinking workshop.

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 and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, 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. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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  • Nick Hargreaves at 10:12:39AM Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Cool!

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