TechInAfrica – A digital payments platform company, Cellulant announced its sponsorship to Pwani Innovation Week, in partnership with Swahilipot Hub. Including in the partnership is Concept Hack where youths within the six Coastal countries, including Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Tana River, and Taita Taveta are encouraged to join a competition to establish innovative solutions to everyday-life challenges on the region.
Including in the Pwani Innovation Week are; an exhibition, a concept hack, as well as a keynote speech addressed by the Cellulant co-CEO and Co-Founder, Ken Njoroge. Additionally, the program will also include some other events, such as family, art, and cultural events, and to wrap up the event, there will be Pwani Got Talent competition, the biggest art and culture talent competition on the region.
“The young people at Swahilipot and the Pwani region at large are working to develop a culture of innovation that will improve their lives and transform the region. Cellulant’s involvement in Pwani Innovation Week will go a long way in building an innovation ecosystem focused on creating and supporting new businesses across key sectors in the Pwani region”, Mahmoud Noor, Patron and Chairman of the Board, Swahilipot Hub said about the upcoming event.
Meanwhile, speaking about its sponsorship to the Innovation Week program, the Cellulant’s Chief of Brand, Divine Muragijimana said, “We want to challenge the youth in the Coastal Counties to find creative and innovative solutions to everyday real-life issues affecting their community. At the core of Cellulant is the belief that Africans are the center of finding the solutions to the myriad of challenges that we face continent-wide. We want to engage, inspire and encourage the youth to come together and collaboratively create solutions for their everyday problems.”
“We are hosting a concept hack purposefully to encourage young people to get out of their comfort zones, think big and create innovative local solutions for each sector. In this, Cellulant brings a breadth of experience in developing solution for the right problem, at the right time_experience that we are excited to share with the participants”, she concluded.
The participants are encouraged to participate in the Concept Hack and be as creative as possible to develop their solutions to challenges on the region. The purpose of the program is especially to give opportunities to youths in addressing their concept, strategy, as well as creativity to solve issues through team building skills. Their solutions should cover these following main sectors; Agriculture and Agribusiness; Art, Culture, and Heritage; Technology and Communication; Tourism & Hospitality; Transport and Logistics; Private Sector; and Public Sector.
The Pwani Innovation Week to be held at the Kenya Coastal Polytechnic, Mombasa Country starting from December 3 – 7 this year. Meanwhile, the winners of the Concept Hack to be announced at the Gala dinner event.