UNIVERSITY TEAMS TO PRESENT PROJECTS ON TECH & SMART SOLUTIONS FOR CHALLENGES FACING KENYA
June 7th, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya: Over 21 Enactus Kenya affiliate university teams from both public and private universities will participate in the upcoming 17th Enactus Kenya National Exposition set for June 14, 2019 at the PrideInn Centre, Westlands, Nairobi. Students developed and are perfecting on tech and smart solutions that address agribusiness, education, energy, housing, waste management, mining and voter management challenges. Enactus Kenya is encouraging universities to embrace the integration of machine and internet of things.
The university teams will showcase projects that will be judged by leading business leaders from around the country to determine the Champion that will represent Kenya at the Enactus World Cup 2019 in Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, USA come September 16-18, 2019.
“The 17th Enactus Kenya Expo has a wider menu that recognizes need to identify a champion to represent Kenya outside the country while at the same time ensure continuity in perfecting the innovations that university students have developed. Where innovative ideas are identified, we offer an opportunity for industry to work with universities on innovations on agreed upon framework.” said James Shikwati, Enactus Kenya Country Director.
“The National Expo is a dynamic, energetic event that brings together student, academic and business leaders from the Enactus network for an opportunity to engage, collaborate and learn from one another. Kenya is ripe to tap into students innovative energies towards tech solutions”said Kinyua M’Mbijjewe Enactus Kenya Board Chair.
Last year, Enactus students around the world dedicated more than 7.3 million service hours creating and implementing over 3,800 projects that directly improved more than 1.3 million lives. These experiences not only transform the lives of the people the projects serve, but also help the students develop the kind of talent and perspective essential to leadership that sees challenges facing people and planet as opportunities to improve the world.
About Enactus Kenya
Enactus Kenya (Then SIFE Kenya) was launched in 2002 following an M.O.U between Enactus International (Then SIFE International) and Inter Region Economic Network Ltd (IREN). The organization operates in 34 colleges and universities, with more than 2500 participating students.