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In 5 days, the University of Nairobi opens its doors to the delegates, exhibitors, partners and sponsors of the Nairobi Innovation Week. Yesterday, a media briefing and dummy cheque handover ceremony was held in the Council Chamber at the newly opened University Towers. In attendance were representatives from the media, NIW 2017 organizing committee, partners and sponsors.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Omwansa noted that this year’s Innovation Week has attracted more delegates, partners and sponsors compared to preceding events. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi commended the committee for organizing such a laudable job over the years. “There is paradigm shift to improve the lives of our people through the knowledge we have,” he said.

He also noted that the university’s efforts to support innovation were not in vain as the government through President Kenyatta had pledged budgetary support towards the Nairobi Innovation Week 2017. “Our mission is to inspire Kenya and have a global impact,” he added.

Safaricom’s Veronica Ogeto presents a dummy cheque to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mbithi

The sponsors represented at the media briefing included KCB Bank Group, Safaricom, University of Nairobi Enterprise Services (UNES), UoN Alumni and NIC Bank. KCB Bank Group was confirmed as the title sponsor for the Nairobi Innovation Week 2017.

Members of the UoN Alumni present a dummy cheque to Prof. Mbithi

“We at KCB are passionate about the youth and Innovation, they are the backbone of our economy” said Mr. Eddie Ndichu, Head of Digital Financial Services & Mobile Payments at KCB Bank Group.

Eddie Ndichu presents a Ksh. 3 million dummy cheque to Prof. Mbithi. On the extreme left is Prof. Lucy Irungu

Partners represented at the event included Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Ministry of Education, Ministry of ICT, Tecno Mobile, Embassy of Finland and Unicef. Nation Media Group is the official media partner. Follow this link to view all the official partners and sponsors of the Nairobi Innovation Week 2017.
The draft program of the Innovation week can now be downloaded from this link.

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