about US

The African Centre for Women & Communications Technology works to address challenges faced by high potential but disadvantaged women and youth in Kenya and regionally to improve their access to education, employment, health and leadership opportunities reaching over 25,000 women and youth annually.

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About us

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.

ACWICT is managed by an independent competent board of trustees and a secretariat with qualified staff in areas of expertise.

Our head office is based in Nairobi, with field offices in 9 counties across the country. The day to day activities at ACWICT are managed by an executive director who reports to the board of trustees.


Innovative Programs Delivered through unique partnerships

Youth Employability

Improve employability prospects and income generating capacities of women and youth, aged 18-35 years from poor and disadvantaged households in Kenya.

Coding for Employability , Vusha Girls , Ajira Digital Program, Intel She Will Connect, Vusha YEP, Upgrade Your World (UYW), TukoWorks Youth Employability Portal


Creating opportunities for girls and young women from rural and marginalized communities in Kenya to pursue careers in STEM related fields.

IGNITE, All Girls in ICT camps, Career Source Book

Reproductive Health & HIV Prevention

Integrating Youth Reproductive Health Issues through the entire ACWICT’s program portfolio.

Vusha Girls Employability Program, Ngazi Youth Employability Program, Vusha YEP


How we deliver for youth & young women

Over the years, ACWICT has developed wide experience implementing successful workforce development programs that provide women and youth at different levels of transition from education to the world of work; Primary Education, High-school education and Post-secondary/tertiary education.

We have created short high-impact and market driven curriculum that meets the training needs of youth at different levels of education or transition into the world of work. We have consistently been creating relevant programs with a focus on youth and women empowerment whose model can be replicated.

ACWICT is always driving change and staying ahead of trends by adding value through;

  • Online work training
  • Mentorship and deployment
  • Job Placement
  • Coding

ACWICT is devoted towards ensuring that there is periodical and intensive monitoring of the overall progress of all the projects and processes and periodical institution of a systematic assessment of accomplishments and effectiveness of all objectives and strategies. Monitoring and evaluation aids in determining the implementation progress and the establishment of the need for adjustment arising from changes in the operating environment. 

A Go to organization in issues of gender inclusivity; integrated Sexual Reproductive Health in youth empowerment programs.

ACWICT undertakes youth employability and economic empowerment with many youth testimonies demonstrating program impact and with many beneficiaries being reached.

  1. Accreditation from Cisco Networking Academy since 2007
  2. Accredited Certiport Testing Center
  3. Accredited Microsoft Imagine Academy since 2014.

Successful Projects Delivery: Successfully implemented National and County based youth employment and empowerment programs including Ajira Digital Program, Ngazi Youth Empowerment program, TukoWorks, EmployMentor, Vusha, Vusha Girls and Ninaweza Programs among others; acquired recognition by GOK, UN and Barclays Bank; impacted hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries.

ACWICT has a strong reputation for being a champion for change;

We have won several awards; CISCO, Microsoft, Intel
Accreditation by Microsoft and Cisco
Recognition by Kenya County Governments, Government Agencies, UN bodies, International Foundations;
ACWICT is Positioned as best youth & women training and empowerment organization.

Awards & Recognitions


October 2018: ACWICT received an award for exemplary contribution during the Intel She Will Connect 5 year Program


Support partner to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Kenya Section for 2017/2018


Voted the best Cisco Empowerment Academy for East Africa 2010, 2015 Early Adopters Kenya Award; 2015 Academy Growth Kenya Award


2015 Upgrade Your World Award by Microsoft Corporation

Youth Trained


Placed in Jobs or internships

Day Placement Period


Training Centres