Tell us about ACWICT. What does the organization do?

The African Centre for Women Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) is a Kenya-based ICT for Development (ICT4D) Organization whose mission is to promote women’s and youths’ access to and knowledge of ICTs as tools for sustainable development. We work to address the challenges faced by high potential but disadvantaged young women and youth to improve their education, employment, leadership and health opportunities reaching 25,000 women and youth in rural and urban informal settlements annually and impacting lives of over 250,000 people. At least 80% of the young women trained are placed into jobs, internships, apprenticeship, and online work (micro work) while those seeking entrepreneurship paths are linked to sources of start-up capital