Programme

The Innovation Week Schedule

Get a copy of the Nairobi Innovation Week 2016 masterplan and program through the links provided. 

Day 1
01 Aug 2016
Day 2
02 Aug 2016
Day 3
03 Aug 2016
Day 4
04 Aug 2016
Day 5
05 Aug 2016
Day 6
06 Aug 2016

Commercialization of Research and Innovations

(Monday & Tuesday) Dr. Evans Baiya, USA, Dr. Richard Ayah. Prof. Lucy Irungu Charged fee of 20K per head. Cheques payable to University of Nairobi.   Venue: Nairobi, Safari Club,...
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Prof. Lucy Irungu
Dr. Evans Baiya
Dr. Richard Ayah

Design Thinking

(Monday & Tuesday : 8AM – 12PM)  By  C4DLab, UNICEF Presented By: Dr. Lorraine Ambole Dr. Tonny Omwansa Venue: Confucius Institute. 3rd Floor of Education Building, University of Nairobi
Stuart Campo
Dr. L. Amollo Ambole
Dr. Tonny Omwansa

Implication of the Basic Education Curriculum Reforms on tertiary education, especially university education in Kenya.

Presented By: Dr. Andrew Rasugu Riechi, University of Nairobi. Prof. Lucy W. Kibera, University of Nairobi. Dr Julius Jwan, Director/CEO at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).   Venue: ED2, Education...
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Dr. Julius Jwan
Dr. Roy B. Mugiira
Prof. Harry L. Kaane
Prof. Laban P. Ayiro PhD,ss.
Dr. Felicita W. Njuguna
Prof. Lucy W. Kibera
Andrew Rasugu Riechi, Ph.D

SenseWithCents

Transforming ideas. Presented By: Claire Munene, Martha Githui-Bett, Angela Wamola, C4DLab
ANGELA WAMOLA

IP Master Class

(Monday 1st to Friday 5th) Presented by : Ministry of Industrialization, KIPI, IP Management Office – University of Nairobi Venue: Confucius Institute, Education Building
DR. ISAAC M RUTENBERG

Effectively Coordinating the National Innovation Ecosystem

Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi – Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Mr. Avi Luvton, Asia Pacific Executive Director, Israel Innovation Authority. Panelists: H.E. Amb. Yahel Vilan – Israel Ambassador to Kenya,...
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Mr. Tirop Kosgey
Avi Luvton
Prof. Reuben O. Marwanga
Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi
Amb. Yahel Vilan
Julius Korir
Jeremy Awori

Bikeshare Design Challenge

(Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th )Presented by : UNHabitat, C4DLab.
Dr. Tonny Omwansa

Innovation week 2016 papers presentation

Hosted by: Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, University of Nairobi. Dr. Tonny Omwansa Dr. Lorraine Ambole, School of Art and Design.
Prof. Lucy Irungu
Dr. L. Amollo Ambole
Dr. Tonny Omwansa

Commercialization of Research and Innovations

(Monday & Tuesday) Dr. Evans Baiya, USA, Dr. Richard Ayah. Prof. Lucy Irungu Charged fee of 20K per head. Cheques payable to University of Nairobi. Venue: Nairobi, Safari Club, Lilian...
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Prof. Lucy Irungu
Dr. Evans Baiya
Dr. Richard Ayah

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

(Monday & Tuesday : 8AM – 12PM)  By  C4DLab, UNICEF Presented By: Dr. Lorraine Ambole Dr. Tonny Omwansa Venue: Confucius Institute. 3rd Floor of Education Building, University of Nairobi
07:00am – 9:00am

Arrival and registration

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Tonny Omwansa – Innovation Week Chair.
Dr. Tonny Omwansa

Official Opening Ceremony

Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi – Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi (UoN), Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Dr. Idle Omar Farah, Chairman of Council, University of Nairobi. Dr. Fred...
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Werner Schultink
Hon. Fred Matiangi
Dr. Vijoo Rattansi
Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi
Dr. Idle Omar Farah
Jeremy Awori

VVIP Panel (40 minutes ) – National Innovation Infrastructure (Effectively organizing and coordinating)

Mr. Adan Mohammed – CS, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Mr. Avi Luvton, Asia Pacific Executive Director, Israel Innovation Authority, Dr. Mohamed O. Mohamud, Commissioner Strategy, Innovation & Risk...
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Prof. R. Eng. P.N Kioni
Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed
Avi Luvton
Dr. Mohamud Omar Mohamed
Dr. Laila Macharia
Hon. Adan Mohammed

VVIP Panel (40 minutes): Policy Issues on National Innovation Infrastructure (Creating an Enabling Environment)

Mr. Joe Mucheru – CS, Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (MoICT), Ms. Diarietou Gaye, Country Director, World Bank, Jeremy Awori, CEO, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi,...
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Werner Schultink
Ms. Diariétou Gaye
Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi
Eng. John Tanui
Jeremy Awori
Dr. Laila Macharia
Hon. Joe Mucheru

Key Note Panel – Kenya’s promising Innovation Ecosystem.

This panel, Involving key stakeholders from Government, Private Sector, Development partners and academia will focus on the vital steps needed to energize the innovation ecosystem in Kenya. This will involve institutional...
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Ms. Rita Kavashe
Prof. Reuben O. Marwanga
Maria Paulina (Ina) Mogollon
Amb. Yahel Vilan
Julius Korir
Eng. Victor Kyalo
Prof. Timothy Waema

Keynote Presentation

Technologist and innovator who co-leads UNICEF’s Innovation Unit “Venture investing in an open source future: UNICEF’s Innovation Fund and a global community of change.”
Christopher Fabian

Panel 1: Innovations to realize sustainable development goals at sub-national level

What are the SDGs and why do they matter? What are our individual and collective roles in the context of the SDGs? How does Innovation relate with these goals at...
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Dr. Kenneth Chelule
Prof. Naftali M. Mollel
Prof. Evans Aosa
Mike Mutungi
Ciiru Waweru
Saddharth Chatterjee
12:45 - 14:00

LUNCH AND VISIT TO EXHIBITION STANDS

Panel 2: Partnerships for Innovation that truly impact people and societies

What does it take to build a partnership of various stakeholders, and build innovations that truly impact people and societies? Given the leadership from UN, we need to as much...
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Dr. Amit N. Thakker
Adam Lane
Mr. Farouk Shamas Jiwa (Mato)
Ruben Vellenga
Ms. June Omollo

Innovation Management Thought leadership Presentation

Israel Innovation Ecosystem – Lesson and experiences on efficiently managing a national innovation ecosystem.
Avi Luvton

Panel 3: Innovation in Public Sector

Service delivery in Government is complex. Many institutions in Government have made deliberate effort to innovate in order to streamline service delivery. What is working and what are the lessons...
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Mr. Dennis Mutuku
Charles M. Ringera
Ezra Chiloba
Dr. Mohamud Omar Mohamed
Bitange Ndemo

Panel 4 (A): Skills frameworks and tools for Human Centric Design

In order to build meaningful innovations, we must build the innovator. What skills are needed by the innovator? What capacity building frameworks are needed? What tools do institutions and organizations...
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Geneva Musau
Jonah Ukpai
David Odhiambo
Prof. Elijah Omwenga
Prof. Paul Wainaina

Panel 4B (ED2): University of the future

Thought Leadership Presentation Bruno Haubertin, Ellucian Universities are developing minds for the rapidly, ever changing world. How should Universities adjust in order to effectively serve the next generation of society?...
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Dr. J.P.R Ochieng’
Prof. David Some
Bruno Haubertin
Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi
Prof. Dorothy McCormick
Prof. Paul Zeleza

Panel 5: Institutional Frameworks to facilitate Innovation

For organizations, counties/countries to innovate, not only is there need for the innovators, but also appropriate institutional frameworks to facilitate smooth execution of the innovation pipeline. This conversation led by...
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Eunice Kariuki
David Bunei
Prof. Naftali M. Mollel
Ronald Osumba
9:20AM - 9:35AM

Barclays Bank of Kenya

Panel 6: ICT as an enabler of innovations at sectoral levels

There is plenty of evidence on how ICT has been applied to accelerate and enhance innovation in various sub-sectors. This panel will explore various applications of ICT as a catalyst...
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Steve Njenga
Solomon Assefa
Prof. Timothy Waema
Ronald Osumba

Chat: Innovation in practice

A simple definition of a makerspace is a place where individuals can assemble and create, invent or explore using a variety of tools and materials provided to them. The Maker...
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Dr. Richard Ayah

Chat: Innovation in Practice

General Motors East Africa earlier this year launched Isuzu Mashinani. This innovative and novel business initiative was conceptualized to provide entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for unemployed youth, enabling independent ownership...
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Ms. Rita Kavashe

Chat: Innovation in Practice

Case study of organizing to innovate in a large corporation with an international outlook. A global leader in a domain of technology. The case study will demonstrate the dynamics of...
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Nicholas Nesbitt

Panel 7: Private Sector’s approach to catalyzing Innovation in Kenya – Effectiveness and Sustainability

Private Sector has intervened in many ways to advance innovation in Kenya. There are many lessons learnt on what seems to work. How effective are the interventions? What is proving...
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Timothy Mwaniki
Veronica Ogeto Tchoketch
Joshua Mwaniki
Ms. June Omollo

Panel 8: Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Innovations

Commercializing research and innovations is a sure way to create new enterprises and wealth. Institutions and Governments that have developed frameworks and mechanisms to effectively commercialize research and innovations continue...
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Charles Ongwae
Mr. Edward Sigei
Prof. Esther Murugi Kahangi
Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote
13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH AND VISIT TO EXHIBITION STANDS

Panel 9: Innovations and Vision 2030

The Kenya Vision is the country’s development programme from 2008 to 2030 whose vision is to Create a Globally Competitive and Prosperous Nation with a High Quality of life by...
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Mr. Julius Obare
Eng. John Tanui
Prof. Gituro Wainaina
Dr. Richard Ayah

Panel 10 (A) – Taifa Hall: Innovations for Youth and Children

Thought Leadership Presentation Minu Limbu, Information Management Specialist(Innovation Focal Point) UNICEF Kenya   In Kenya, over 6 out of 10 people are children. Almost 80% out of around 20 million...
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Georgia Hill
Dr. Edwin Mbugua
Judith Owigar
René John Dierkx, PhD
Minu Limbu

Chat : Innovation in Practice

Case study of organizing to innovate in a large corporation. The intricate issues of where good ideas come from, how they are managed, processed and converted into meaningful and viable...
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Stephen Isaboke

Panel 10 (B) – ED2: Real time data and Innovations

It is the age of big data! Organizations must seek technologies that bring data into view in real time to be competitive. The opportunity to use real-time data to create...
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Dr. Jay Taneja
David Soti
Taariq Twaha
Victor Ouma
Nate Anderson
Andrew Okwara

Panel 11: Supporting Startups and SMEs to Scale

Scaling remains a challenge for many startups. This is due to many reasons, including funding, coaching, mentorship, access to market among others. This panel will explore how to propel startups...
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Susan Situma
Kennedy M. Wanderi
Kevin Mwasigwa
WAWERU KURIA
Julius Korir
Isaac Awuondo
Ciiru Waweru

Startup Pitch Session

For about 6 minutes each, 10 pre-selected startups/SMEs will have an opportunity to pith their work to the entire audience. Various investor and partners would be invited.

Award Ceremony, Closing and Way forward

Patrizia Di Giobanni, the Deputy Representative, UNICEF Kenya Country Office – lead partner. Jeremy Awori, CEO, Barclays Bank of Kenya – Title Sponsor Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi – Vice Chancellor,...
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Patrizia Di Giovanni
Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi
Jeremy Awori
Dr. Tonny Omwansa
Hon. Adan Mohammed

Vote of Thanks

Prof Isaac Kibwage – Principal, College of Health Sciences and Chairman Innovation Week Oversight Committee.
Prof. Isaac Kibwage
12:00pm

LUNCH AND DEPARTURE