Yesterday morning, Department for International Development Kenya head Julius Court attended a Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund Innovation Breakfast Meeting with project partners.
Among those joining the meeting were Taka Taka Solutions, a Nairobi based social enterprise providing affordable and environmentally friendly waste management services to all income areas, Ten Senses Africa, Lynk Jobs Ltd, an online platform that partners with Kenyan artisans to showcase and promote their products and services, and agritech company Savannah Circuit Solutions which develops solutions for dairy value chain. Savannah Circuit Solutions also developed MawizaPlus, a solar powered milk cooling unit designed to reduce milk spoilage and spillage.
Also joining the discussions were Build Her who equip disadvantaged Kenyan women with accredited construction skills and enables them to secure employment.
Through the Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is looking to test and support innovations with the potential to stimulate large-scale job creation.
The £5m, 4-year funding will, through a mix of technical assistance and grant support, test competitively selected innovations that have potential to unlock market constraints and create jobs, including for the most vulnerable, such as people living with disability. The intended programme impact is increased or improved productive employment opportunities for poor young men and women in target sectors and geographies.