ABOUT US
Promoting women and youth access to ICT as a tool for sustainable development.

About Us

Established in 2001, the African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) is a Kenya-based ICT for Development Organization, whose mission is to promote women and youth access to and knowledge of ICTs as tools for social, economic and political advancement.  

ACWICT works to address challenges faced by high potential but disadvantaged women and youth in Kenya, providing solutions to improve their access to employment, education, health and leadership for better livelihoods

ACWICT achieves this by:

  • Advocating for gender-responsive ICT policies, laws, and regulations;
  • Building capacities of women and youth to fully participate in the global information age and economy by training them in digital skills, soft skills for communication and employment opportunities to transform their lives. 
  • Developing and training women and youth in ICT and vocational skills and linking them to employment opportunities to improve their livelihoods
  • Linking and connecting young women and youth beneficiaries of ICT4D to fiscal and technical resources. 
  • Mentoring them to be resilient and advocate for their rights and privileges
  • Building capacities of beneficiaries in reproductive health education and knowledge 
  • Encouraging adolescent young girls in high schools to take up and pursue STEM and computer science related careers

 

ACWICT’s programs are based on public/private sector partnerships, a strategic alliance that combines the resources and strengths of the government, private sector, foundations and non-profit organizations to achieve its goals and objectives.

ACWICT’s core competency is in deliberate creation of innovations in employability programs that target women and youth, harnessing the power of ICTs to deliver to five key sectors of the economy namely employability, education, health, agriculture and governance.  We pride in WHAT WORKS!

Our Vision

An equitable information society where all people, women and men have equal opportunities to access and use information/knowledge for their social, economic and political and advancement

Our Mission

To promote Women’s and youth’s access to and use of ICTs as tools for sustainable development

Our Core Values

Accountability and Transparency:

ACWICT is committed to adhering to organizational values, being fair, impartial and objective in decision making and demonstrating transparency and accountability in organizational behavior to diverse stakeholders.

Diversity:

ACWICT advocates for embracing diversity in Kenya. Our resolve is that equitable and active involvement of both men and women in decision making and problem solving is vital for society to thrive.

Partnership:

 We pursue and nurture partnerships with all the relevant stakeholders in a bid to achieve our objectives

Innovation:

We encourage ideas development in projects and processes. This ensures that the products, processes, services, technologies, or business models are effective and readily available

Professionalism:

ACWICT Staff will always act with integrity, providing quality service, being reliable and responsible

Respect:

ACWICT expects the expression of high levels of respect among staff and clientele. Respect is paramount to the efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery

Stewardship

ACWICT has put in place robust financial procedures and internal processes that ensures resources are efficiently managed, protected and used to attain value for money

Applications for this program is currently closed!