Mombasa and other coastal counties will host the third edition of Pwani Innovation Week (PIW) to create a widespread culture of innovation in the region.
The innovation week whose theme is “Leveraging on Covid-19 opportunities to create a better future” will provide an opportunity for individuals and both public and private sectors to address challenges and solutions in business and other economic activities.
The forum is being organized by the Swahilipot Foundation Hub in collaboration with the Kenya National Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), the Mombasa County Government, and other partners.
The event which did not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic is slated for 28th to 31st March, this year.
“Innovation catalyzes the aspiration of individuals, private institutions, and governments to achieve developments by generating creative ideas and introducing new products and services that improves the overall quality of life,” said Swahilipot founder, Mahmud Noor.
Noor said this will provide a platform for the national and county governments, industries, businesses, organizations, and individuals to showcase, engage, discuss and explore how the world, through the coastal counties’ lens, is leapfrogging economic growth by leveraging on covid- 19 opportunities.
Konza Technopolis Chief Manager of Business Development and Innovation Stella Muhoro commended the Swahilipot Foundation for the initiative and pledged to support the event.
“We support such events through our platforms as technology is key to the development of our country,” said Ms. Muhoro.
Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Officer James Kitavi said the Pwani innovation week will provide a good opportunity for individuals, businesses, and companies to interact and seek solutions to challenges facing them.