Unicaf, recently participated in the Pwani Innovation Week (PIW), an annual event that brings together innovators, policymakers, researchers, students, startups, and other key stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. This year’s PIW, with the theme “Leveraging on the opportunities of COVID-19 to build a better future,” was a remarkable experience for Unicaf.
Pwani Innovation Week serves as a platform for scouting new interventions and strengthening existing innovations, contributing to the development of a stronger innovation ecosystem. The event’s thematic areas included the coastal economy (blue and creative economies), climate action, digital economy, the 4th industrial revolution, and entrepreneurship. These themes were explored through discussions, presentations, and workshops.
One of the major highlights of Unicaf’s participation in PIW 2023 was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Unicaf and Swahili Pot Hub, a prominent innovation and entrepreneurship hub in the coastal region. This MOU solidifies Unicaf’s commitment to supporting education and innovation in the coastal areas, outlining a framework for Swahili Pot Hub members to benefit from generous Unicaf scholarships, thereby promoting higher education access.
In a statement, Unicaf expressed its excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to partner with Swahili Pot Hub, a recognised force for innovation and entrepreneurship in the coastal region. This MOU signifies our dedication to furthering education and fostering innovation, ultimately enhancing the lives of individuals in this area.”
Unicaf’s participation in Pwani Innovation Week 2023 underscored its commitment to supporting education and innovation in the coastal region, positioning the organisation as a leader in this endeavour. By capitalising on the opportunities and partnerships forged during PIW, Unicaf aims to advance its mission of providing quality education to a broader audience.