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Mekatilili Fellowship Program 2019 for Innovative Kenyans (Fully-funded)


The Mekatilili Fellowship Program is 3-day, fully funded, workshop to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 14th – 16th January 2019.

Application Deadline: 21st December 2018

Eligible Countries: Kenya

To be taken at (country): Nairobi, Kenya

About the Award: This learning opportunity is in collaboration with the Technological Innovations for Inclusive Learning and Teaching (tiilt) Lab at Northwestern University and is supported by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT.The fellowship program is focused on Human-Centered Design, the Internet of things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

In partnership with the tiilt lab, fellows will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with peers and faculty at Northwestern University and local partners to co-design solutions with specific communities in Kenya based on three tracks:

  • Design for Accessibility
  • Agriculture
  • Design for Manufacturing

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: The target audience of fellows is students, engineers, computer scientists, entrepreneurs, innovators and tech enthusiasts with intermediate technical skills in programming and electronics.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Basic programming skills
  • Basic electronics knowledge
  • Knowledge on Arduino
  • Living or working in Kenya
  • Good to have: Past experience building electronics projects

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Fully-funded

Duration of Programme: 14th – 16th January 2019.

How to Apply: 


Visit Programme Webpage for Details 

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