The African Center for Women Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) was featured on The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) 2017 edition guide on “Solutions That Save Lives and Support Development”.
The guide offers a list of the most innovative solutions from mobile applications and data management tools to portable water purification treatments, solar powered energy supply and sustainable building materials for emergency shelter. It also includes innovations in emergency management, procurement and sourcing of essential aid supplies, healthcare equipment and medical devices, agriculture and education. ACWICT was featured under the training and education category alongside Safaricom Limited, Carolina for Kibera and other international non-governmental organizations.
The recognition comes from the organization’s efforts in bridging the education to employment gap by providing demand driven trainings that provide young people with the potent skills needed to not only secure entry level employment but also access and utilize alternatives sources of earning incomes such as online work(microwork).
Our innovative solutions that were featured include the Vusha Youth Empowerment program that seeks to improve the employability prospects and income generation capacities of 4500 high potential but disadvantaged high school graduates from Kiambu, Kisumu, Machakos and Mombasa counties. The Ngazi Youth Empowerment Program that seeks to enhance the capacity of 1000 youth from Busia and Trans Nzoia Counties as well as increase capacities of vocational training institutions as vehicles for empowering the youth and creating sustainable structures for social and economic empowerment of young people also made it to the list.
ACWICT is pleased by the recognition and the organization will continue to be a leading ICT4D organization that is providing cutting-edge employability solutions to the youth and women across Kenya.