Creating Opportunities for
Women and Youth

What we do

ACWICT believes that access to productive employment, whether formal or informal is the surest way to improve one’s economic and social standing, that employment affords one the ability to meet the basic needs of life such as food, clothing, shelter, education and good health.

For the last two decades, we have been working to address the problem of unemployment by preparing high potential and disadvantaged women and youth in Kenya to succeed in the jobs employers are seeking to fill. Riding on the principle of “leave no one behind”, we have developed high impact, scalable and sustainable program models that target women and youth aged 18-35 years, at different levels of transition from education to employment. Our focus is women and youth from urban informal settlements, rural and marginalized communities.

Starting from basic digital literacy, entrepreneurship and life-skills training, the program has evolved to include more advanced market-driven digital skills such as coding, IT Infrastructure and data science and analytics; vocational skills training; a strong mentorship component and a rigorous job placements system that ensures the women and youth trained are placed into internship/job opportunities within three-months of completion of their training while those seeking entrepreneurship pathways are connected to sources of start-up capital.

Initiatives

For the last two decades, we have been working to address the problem of unemployment through the following initiatives.

COVID-19 and Digital Employability Programme

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...

Vusha Girls Employability Program

Vusha Girls Employability Program  ‘Vusha’ is a Kiswahili word for transition. Funded by the US Department of State, Office of Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), through the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, Vusha Girls Employability Program was a...

Digital Skills and Computer Science Education

Digital Skills and Computer Science Education This program creates opportunities for women and youth aged 19-24 years, from disadvantaged communities in Kenya to pursue careers in computer science and computer science - driven fields. The...

Ninaweza Youth Empowerment Program

Ninaweza Youth Empowerment Program “Ninaweza” is a Kiswahili word for “I Can”. The Ninaweza program has evolved from its initial phase when it was implemented as an impact evaluation supported by the World Bank and...

EmployMentor

EmployMentor EmployMentor The EmployMentor project was a Microsoft Global Finance Community Impact initiative implemented in Kenya in partnership with The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT).  The goal of the project was...

Ajira Digital Program (Phase 1)

Ajira Digital Program (Phase 1) Ajira Digital Program is an initiative of the Government of Kenya (MoICT) implemented in partnership with the Kenya Private Sector Association (KEPSA) with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. The program...

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

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