Recap: 14 EldoHub Monthly Innovations Forums

Eldohub Monthly Innovations forums aims at empowering, supporting and encouraging young people to be innovative. It catalyzes conversions around Technology, entrepreneurship and innovations to meet the critical need among the young people to access information that leads to new opportunities.

A platform that encourages them to thoroughly and systematically investigate situations
and systems enabling them establish facts or trends that they can leverage on to provide

Eldohub unites a network of young people among them students, upcoming entrepreneurs,
business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, dignitaries, innovators, and change-makers to
initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities in the rift.

Since the launch of Eldohub Monthly forums we have conducted 14 of this forums
EldoHub Innovations Forums success has been surpassed only by its potential
for growth.

We are now positioned to emerge as the largest and most influential forum and
a platform built to bring the youth together with experienced mentors in the region, to
share out ideas they have and seek mentorship. We are also equipping the young people with
practical skills they need to be innovators

Youth needs to be prepared to take advantage of potential Opportunities….!

Almost half of the 10 million graduates churned
out of the over 668 universities in Africa yearly do
not get jobs (African Centre for economic transformation).

Early entry into the labor market limits Africans
from accumulating the human capital they need to
build themselves. The difficulties they face finding
work or participating in the labor force mean that
the benefits of earlier investments are not fully
realized (World Bank).

 

Impact

EldoHub since September, 2016 has impacted over 1000 youth who attended our events in Uasin Gishu
county 5 youths have started their own businesses.
Eldohub have mentored young people to even attract media platforms and the county government

Some of our past speakers

We have had a powerful list of speakers and industry mentors.

Barnabas Sang

The CEC ICT and
e-Government In-Charge of
ICT for Development Efforts
for the County towards
transforming Services and Programs for
Knowledge-Based Economy.

Eunice Kerich

The CO Youth Affairs
and Sports. Youth
Affairs

Ruth Ambogo

Founder World Young
Women Council (W.Y.W.C) &
Country Director
MentorMe_Africa.

 

We have worked with

Catholic University

Mount Kenya University

Enactus Moi University

Sysnav Technologies

KCB Bank

County goverment of Uasin Gishu

Recap: Women in Entrepreneurship 2017

Women in Entrepreneurship is an EldoHub initiative meant to incubate and support women in business. The brand Series, among other activities is a monthly event that allows you to meet and network with other women in Enterprise.

 

August Event- Women in Enterprise Fire Up Event

A firebrand inspired us by sharing her journey and experience, she delivered knowledge and insight on challenges faced by both startups and established businesses.

Our Firebrand

Maggie Komen was our Firebrand and was interviewed by Carol Rotich

Our Speakers

 

Violet and Beatrice Chepmurgor

 

Robert Burale was our Key note speaker

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September- Women in Entrepreneurship ‘Be the Brand Series’

October Event-Women in Entrepreneurship ‘Zero to One’

 

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How to build the next generation web experiences – Progressive Web Apps

web - pwa

In this article, I will help you get resources to supercharge your new or existing project with the next generation of web technologies in order to deliver fast, secure, and greater content to any screen.

The core foundations of a delightful web experience

Fast

Users don’t expect junky scrolling or slow load performance. Making your site fast is a process that starts with understanding how RAIL affects the performance of your site and how use that to measure and improve your performance.

Integrated

User experiences on the web should feel like an integrated part of the user’s device; instead of having to reach through a browser window, the experience should feel true to how the user interacts with the device.

Resources;

1. Get a place on the user’s home screen.

2. Simplify payments with the Payment Request API.

Reliable

Users don’t expect the web to work without a network connect, and often don’t even bother to try when it’s a slow or intermittent connection. We need to change that perception. The web must be reliable.

Resources;

1. Use the Offline Cookbook to improve reliability.

2. What should you consider when designing for slow or intermittent networks?

Engaging

An engaging app goes beyond functional, but ensures that the whole experience is delightful making it easy for the user to do what they need to do. Using features like Web Push, it’s always up to date, and Notifications keeps users informed. It uses the right capabilities, at the right time, in a beautiful way.

Resources;

1. Use Push  Notifications to re-engage with users.

2. Designing beautiful user experiences.

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And what are the best practices to follow?

Move to HTTPS

HTTPS allows users to securely connect to your website or app. Set up HTTPS to protect the integrity of your site, and the security of your users.

Learn more

Optimize performance

Users don’t have the patience to wait for sites that can’t deliver content quickly. Learn testing techniques and best practices to ensure that your sites and apps are optimized and perform superbly.

Learn more

Make it responsive

Modern users live on phones, tablets and laptops; your apps and websites should do the same. Learn how to structure and code your content to look great on screens of any size.

Learn more

Next…

Discover tools that can help you kick start your development and improve your workflow.

Find them here?—? Tools

Demo super web apps?

Find demo apps on Project PWA Fire developer site Here

So whoa! There you go! That should help you grow and scale up your building skills!

Cheers!

Integrating Technology with Education in Africa – Maye Edwin

Adopting to new technology in education is a bit difficult. Teachers, students and a curriculum have to adjust. This is true given that technology moves at different velocities in different countries. The best thing to do is we have to take things (technology) as they come.

Companies like Microsoft are working on education specific solutions like the Office Solutions which are being adjusted to meet the education needs as schools try to adopt and require technology in class rooms. This deserves a “thumbs up”.

technology
technology

 

Every day I see school kids (including myself some years back) in Africa being DESTROYED by some old education systems that are not driven towards skill based learning process.

They go through the education system bright, young and eager and come out at the end of college, universities with nothing and whatever they had (talent) has been taken away.

I support skill driven education system that integrates technology as a tool to accelerate learning among school going kids. This is important. Technology is a power tool to hone skills and talents and make people more productive.

The first approach is to ecquip young people with skills to be able to build this local source (African) curriculum and content because by putting power in the hands of young people, they’ll come with amazing things around the same (Innovations).

The other thing is to engage with educators, governments and different stakeholders, get all different parties come together to look at how we can revamp the old curriculum.

With the standards available in education systems, how can we make them more interactive? How do we transform them from just memorizing to pass exams into more applicable learning experience?

My take on this is to have the industry investing in students especially in colleges and universities by providing infrastructure needed to better their skills in connection with job market requirements.

Being a Computer Science student, I would love to see players in today’s technology space like Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Google and many others invest in students through accelerator programs some of which have been implemented like the Microsoft 4Afrika internship program and now the #WindowsInsderFellows in East Africa.

Here is my Microsoft 4Afrika Story | HERE

Creating an environment that’s good to learn, creative, exciting and allows learners to express themselves in the ways that they need in order to grow, is important.

What ruins young people’s career paths is lack of people to interact with in schools and hiring partners at the end of learning program that are willing to take them in and understand their personal growth path and where they want them be.

Shift from Knowledge to Skills.

The role of technology in the shift from knowledge to skills is to consistently understand the continuity of learning. This means that you learn when you can apply. For example, if you got a degree and you can’t explain it to someone who doesn’t, then you’ve really haven’t acquired the skills that you need. So, application of skills is important.

Learning and applying” is very critical when you think of Curriculum Design for skills. In any thing that you learn, there are three modes of learning.

  • Recognition; it is about what you’re thinking or what you’re reading for instance.
  • Construction; what are you actually doing with what you’re studying?And lastly
  • it’s about the Community; who are you interacting with while doing it?

In the formal economy, that’s what happens. With the groups you’re working with, you have to exhibit those skills and collaborate with them.

It’s therefore very important to evolve our education curriculum to incorporate these elements of “Construction and Community” and that’s how we can definitely progress forward right now.

As we try to incorporate technology with education, we need to involve the learners. Help them understand why they need it now so that they can appreciate the learning process powered by technology.

Future of Technology in Education

And finally to learners, they should embrace technology because it makes learning fun and easy. Technology has provided too many resources that allows a single tap access to information.

The future of technology is one that is going to be able to creatively stimulate the people and reward them for their curiosity to learn new things.

We are going to see less of face to face teaching, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality will come in play. We have seen the Microsoft HoloLens being used to teach doctors how to do heart surgery which applies Augmented Reality.

There will be a lot of self-learning powered by the internet given that information is evenly distributed over the internet. What I mean is that with billions of people connected today, then information would be readily there and people will be able to learn from anywhere, anytime on any device.

There is so much that technology can do for education. With technology touching almost every part of our lives today, integrating it with education will help build a more creative and productive learning generation in the near future!

Thank you!