CodeHack Training for Young Girls in Kenya - Covid-19 Edition

According to the GSMA report in 2019 states that half the population in Sub Saharan Africa will subscribe to smartphone services by 2025. As a women-led technology non-profit organisation, we are committed to ensuring young women aged 17 – 28 years acquire skills in coding in both mobile and web development to enable them not only to consume technological mobile solutions but also to be part of creating the solutions.

UNESCO in partnership with UNDP and Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) will support Pwani Teknowgalz to conduct a Codehack Training for Young Girls in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic. The training program aims at equipping 100 young women aged 17 to 28 years with employable digital technology skills in Mobile application development in Kenya to assist them to address pressing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya.This activity will be implemented under UNESCOs Youth Mobile Programme and aligned with SDGs on Gender Equality, Education, Health, Access to Information, and Zero Hunger.

Program Objectives

To train 100 young women aged 17- 28 years  from  five counties in Kenya that is  Mombasa, Nairobi, Lamu, Kisumu, Nakuru and Kilifi with mobile development skills using MIT App Inventor and Flutter.

To spark innovation and creativity among the  young women by having a competition  among the individual women in the cohort that addresses challenges during covid – 19 pandemic  align with sdg : Gender Equality, Education, Health and Zero hunger.

To award the best 3  innovative solutions per cohort that address challenges during covid – 19 pandemic align with SDG; Gender Equality, Education, Health and Zero hunger. We will work with judges from our network who are renown technologists in kenya to support in identifying these best innovative solutions

To equip 100 young women aged 17-28 years from five counties in Kenya (Lamu, Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi)with entrepreneurship skills  to assist them market and generate revenue from the  skills learnt.

The  best nine innovative fully functioning mobile applications developed by individual young women in the three cohorts will be hosted on play store and continuous two months mentorship lead Pwani Teknowgalz team and supported by judges who shall have participated in the selection of the innovative solutions this will go along way to support the best young women start businesses or startups.

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