Africa’s future is undoubtedly promising. The capability to solve problems and design solutions will ensure sustainable growth is achieved across our societies. The University of Nairobi recognizes this reality.

As a leading institution of learning and research, the university through C4DLab, the innovation and incubation hub, and strategic industry partners is running a year-long prestigious Innovation Fellowship.

The competitive fellowship will give 15 select fellows an opportunity to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills and explore human-centered design thinking methodologies. The fellows will interact with a community of leading innovation experts from various industries, and join a network of changemakers curious to ignite sustainable growth and development in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

To be admitted, the fellow will be required to have satisfied the following requirements:

  • Masters-level student or final-level undergraduate in any field.

  • Curious about innovation and particularly application of Design Thinking to solving real-life local problems.

  • Submit evidence of challenges that one has attempted to solve, CV and practical work portfolio

  • Submit 2 recommendation letters (One academic referee & one professional referee)

  • Available to commit close to a year-long program allocating an average of 15 hours per week to the fellowship program

  • Demonstrated passion and interest in innovation challenges.

Learning Approach

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