Kenyan firms to be feted for promoting digital innovation

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Four Kenyan startups will be feted at this year’s edition of the World Summit Awards (WSA) to be held in Portugal, in March, for their efforts in positively promoting digital innovation in society.

The firms include: M-Shule which is a mobile learning management platform designed to improve performance for millions of primary school students across Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa, Sokowatch; a platform that enables informal retailers to order products at any time via SMS or mobile app, and receive the delivery on the same-day for free, Kuza; a platform where micro, small and medium entrepreneurs connect and Afrocomix by LetiArts which is a content hub that promotes Afrocentric material.

The four are part of a larger cohort of 40 firms and individuals who will receive recognition at the WSA Global Congress slated for March, 2019 in Portugal for endorsing digital innovation while positively impacting society.

The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. Combining an ongoing  series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society.

WSA is an international platform for cut edge examples on how ICTs can have an impact on society. Since being established fifteen years ago, WSA has become a quality seal for digital content with societal impact in over 180 participating countries.

The evaluation criterion for the winners consists of 5 technical criteria: Content; Functionality; Design; Technology; Innovation and 2 strategic criteria: Impact and Global/UN value.

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