NAIROBI INNOVATION WEEK 2022 KICKS OFF

Safaricom CEO, UoN Vice Chancellor and other officials interact with exhibitors

The Nairobi Innovation Week 2022 has officially kicked off. This year’s event is themed, ‘Innovation for transformation and Impact in the society’. The event is happening at the Main Campus from Tuesday April 26-28, 2022. 

The Nairobi Innovation week has an Innovation exhibition, plenary sessions and side events; master classes, Safaricom Hackathon are among the different sessions in the programme.

The opening ceremony kicked off with a highlight of the plans for the three days. The event has 22 partners and sponsors, over 40 exhibitors, 20 hackathons, 5 master classes and 45 speakers that will make the event possible. 

The CEO, Safaricom, Peter Ndegwa, while delivering the keynote speech explained extensively to the audience how Safaricom leverages on technology and innovation to create solutions. He noted, ‘Customer obsession, purpose, collaboration and Innovation are the 4 elements that drive Safaricom to greater heights and has formed what we call the spirit of Safaricom.’

Mr. Ndegwa challenged the youth to uphold their values and beliefs and remain sober even when they make a lot of money.

The 6th Edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week was declared opened by the keynote speaker, Safaricom CEO, Peter Ndegwa.

There was a panel discussion moderated by Prof. Bitange Ndemo. The panel discussed the role the industry, academia and government play to catalyse innovation and entrepreneurship culture in Kenya.

For more information on the activities going on at the Nairobi Innovation Week 2022 please visit www.niw.uonbi.ac.ke

Watch the Opening Ceremony here