Our Tamu Chicks Feed project emerged winner among 3 other projects. UNDP awarded Sh300,000 seed capital to each Mombasa youth-based tech ideas that came out on top in a two-day tech hack-a-thon competition last weekend.
The awarding took place on Wednesday at Sote Hub in Nyali during the Blue Economy Innovation and Investment Summit.
The event was attended by Slovakian Ambassador to Kenya Katarina Zuffa Leligdonova, who stated that while addressing the climate crisis or any other challenge a nation may face, innovations and new solutions are critical.
She alluded to the fact that private sector participation is a prerequisite for the success of development activities in every country. “To that end, we have established a special Private Sector Engagement Program. There is also a project in the works to invest in African youth businesses,” she added.
She also stated that the embassy intends to bring over 25 Slovak companies to an EU-Kenya Business Forum in February of next year. It is a clear signal of increasing interest from our business environment and unique opportunities for Kenya and Slovakia to develop further cooperation, Zuffa said.
Segal Family Foundation, Konza Technopolis, and KTN Global were also project partners. It was attended by notable Go Blue project partners such as GIZ Kenya, Business Finland, MSEPT, and KIMISITU SACCO.
The summit was co-organized by Sote Hub in collaboration with coast-based hubs such as Swahili Box, Close the Gap, BEI Hub, SwahiliPot, Tech Bridge, and Global Youth Opportunity Network, all of which are members of Kenya’s Association of Countrywide Innovation Hubs.
As Tamu Organics and all our take holders, we are geared to create job opportunities to the youths along the coastal regions. Our plan is to increase the production of organic feeds, pets food and fertilizers.