Mombasa and other coastal counties have kickstarted the 3rd edition of Pwani Innovation Week aimed to create a widespread culture of innovation in the region. The 4-day event started on 28th March 2022 and will run until 31st March 2022.
This year’s edition of the event has attracted big players in the innovation and tech sector from Kenya and other African countries as well. Among the main focuses this year is getting the younger generation in Mombasa on the right track in terms of innovation. The first day of the event saw a massive turn up of the youth from around the Kenyan Coastal region.
The innovation week, under the theme, ‘Leveraging on Covid-19 opportunities to create a better future’, will provide an opportunity for individuals and both public and private sectors to address challenges and solutions in business and other economic activities.
This 3rd edition of the forum was organized by the Swahilipot Foundation Hub and even had other players coming in collaborative capacity like the Kenya Natiobal Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), Mombasa County Government, Citizen Digital, the Media Council of Kenya, and other big players.
This event is coming back after a two year hiatus as it did not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the four day period, the event will be characterized by hackathons/challenges, training boot camps, and networking, exhibition techkids expo, and panel discussions.
As part of the event, the Communications Authority (CA), Huawei, and Safaricom had partnered alongside Swahilipot Hub to organize a Cyber security Bootcamp over a 2-week duration for university students from the coastal region as part of the Pwani Innovation Week.
To address this growing concern, Communications Authority (CA), Huawei, and Safaricom have partnered alongside Swahilipot Hub to organize a Cyber security Bootcamp over a 2-week duration for university students from the coastal region as part of Pwani Innovation Week.
The boot camp covers Huawei Certification e-learning Course on Cyber Security, virtual lab exercises, Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) emergency exercise and mentorship from experts within the field. These jointly structured sessions and courses are geared at preparing participants for a successful career in cybersecurity.
The boot camp is organized as a lead-up to the Pwani Innovation during which the final activities and award ceremony will take place.