April 9, 2019
‘Maudhui Digiti’, (a Kiswahili phrase meaning ‘Digital Content’) was implemented by The African Centre for Women Information Communication and Technology (ACWICT) and Online Professional Workers Association (OPWAK) Consortium, with funding support from UK Government Digital Access Programme (DAP) that aims to promote a more inclusive, affordable, safe and secure digital access for excluded communities in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia.
Goals and/or objectives of the programme
The goal of the Maudhui Digiti project was to improve access to locally relevant and development-oriented digital content for excluded and underserved communities, especially women and youth in Nairobi and Laikipia counties. This was achieved through conducting studies aimed at assessing user needs, barriers, critical success factors as well as identifying effective models and lessons for delivery of accessible and inclusive locally relevant and development-oriented digital content. The studies focused on agriculture and health in Laikipia county and Employability in Nairobi county,
Cross-sectional research design employing quantitative and qualitative approaches.
Results and Impact of the programme
Increased understanding on the barriers to access of locally relevant, gender-sensitive and development-oriented agricultural and health; and employability and health digital content in Laikipia and Nairobi counties respectively
Increased capacity to access and productive utilization of locally available digital content.
Improved guidance for curriculum development and selection criteria.
Increased evidence on community-based working models for replication.