25 - 26 April 2023
Radisson Blu Upper Hill Hotel,
Changing Lives Award Finalists 2022
This award recognises innovation where ICT meets socio-economic development and digital inclusion. This award will celebrate a product, initiative or social enterprise that is having a life-changing impact on individuals or communities in East Africa.
Up to 80% of Kenyan tertiary-level students do not receive mentorship outside the classroom, which leads to insufficient expertise in 21st-century skills.
KamiLimu, an award-winning non-profit organization, addresses this. Their mission is to bridge the skills gap between classroom learning and global competitiveness for tertiary-level tech students in Kenya.
Data has the ability to empower activists, civil society, private sector and governments to make better decisions and to promote social justice.
Pollicy creates evidence-based engagement between citizens and governments on issues like efficient public service delivery by bringing data scientists, creatives, academics, and private companies together to advance conversations on data governance and digital security.
The Lenga App, designed by Khanga Rue and UNCDF, is a tablet-based ed-tech platform that is teaching low-income earners vita digital and financial skills through a variety of tutorials, games, and quizzes. Designed through a human-centered-design process, the Lenga App is scalable, available in local languages (currently Kinyarwanda, soon Swahili), and contextualized to the environment of the end clients.
Rocket Health's telemedicine solutions have enabled hundreds of thousands of Ugandans to consult doctors on their phones and last-mile delivery of lab services, pharmacy prescriptions, and at-home vaccination services. This service is being extended to other cities and towns in Uganda and into Kenya.
Catherine Nakalembe (Ph.D.)
NASA Harvest Africa Program Lead
Catherine Nakalembe is known for her innovative contributions in food security across the continent of Africa - including some of the most vulnerable regions in the world - through the enhanced use of Earth observation. Nakalembe works with several NASA teams to help communities use satellite data to inform agricultural decision-making, map and monitor field conditions, and prepare for possible crop failure in advance.
Agrotech plus is an agriculture technology company that protects smallholder farmers against vulnerabilities of climate change through technology by helping famers access to agricultural insurance products, customized advice and high-quality farm inputs on credit. In total, AgroTech+ is serving more than 30,000 farmers in Kenya.