Creating Opportunities for
Women and Youth

What we do

Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, contributing 26 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and another 27 per cent of GDP indirectly through linkages with other sectors. The sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya’s rural people making it a very important for poverty reduction in Kenya. The sector accounts for 65 per cent of the export earnings, and provides the livelihood (employment, income and food security needs) for more than 80 per cent of the Kenyan population and contributes to improving nutrition through production of safe, diverse and nutrient dense foods.


In 2004, ACWICT worked with a team of graduate students from the University of Michigan to design an innovation that utilizes technology as a tool to create agricultural market efficiencies in Eastern Africa. The innovation overcomes market related inefficiencies through a digital platform that drive transparency, increase linkages/networks and enable farmers to gain more from their hard work.

Initiatives

For the last two decades, we have been working to improve agriculture through the following initiatives.

The AgriTradeKenya (ATK)

The AgriTradeKenya (ATK) AgriTradeKenya is an innovation of the that that is utilizing technology as a tool to create agricultural market efficiencies in Eastern Africa.  The ATK project aims to network fishing, livestock and crop...

News

COVID-19 and Digital Employability Programme

ACWICT has received funding support from the UKAID to equip 1,000 unemployed/underemployed young women aged 18-34 years from informal settlements and rural Kenya, including those who lost their jobs/business opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with market-driven online/digital work skills to enable them become re-employed or secure new employment and business opportunities. At

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Solutions for Youth Employment

In June 2019, ACWICT, after a rigorous evaluation by the World Bank’s Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)’s coalition independent selection panel, was accepted to join the membership of S4YE’s external community of practice, the Impact Portfolio. As a member of the S4YE Impact Portfolio, ACWICT joins a new community of innovative youth employment projects from

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Events

Our vision is a world where all people, women and men have equal opportunities to access and use information/knowledge for their social, economic and political advancement.

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August Friday

COVID-19 and Digital Employability Programme Launch Webinar

Join us as we look to address the objective behind the intervention and also how

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August Thursday

Emerging Models from Sub-Saharan Africa

Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods for Adolescent Girls and Young Women  

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May Saturday

ACWICT AND GSMA Sub Saharan Africa Tech4Girls Webinar

In our sustained efforts in leveraging digital transformation to ensure 'No one is left behind,'

Our Impact

Key components of our youth employability program include:
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