SUPPORTING WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH DESIGN The Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation aims to reinforce a resilient community for economic empowerment and social enhancement among vulnerable families in Kibera slums through offering charitable vocational training and entrepreneurial skills. This is a guest post by Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation. The Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation was born out of love for women's economic empowerment and the [...]
Three Funds for the three stages of growth   Grow your creative business with HEVA grants Do you own a creative business that works with music, film, fashion or gaming? Apply to one of HEVA’s three funds dedicated to East Africa’s creative industries Click on the images to find out more. CULTURAL HERITAGE SEED FUND [...]
Global Pioneers start-up programme, supporting sustainable business ideas   Global Pioneers is a worldwide programme for young start-ups and founders whose business ideas offer solutions in the fields of sustainability, waste management, waste disposal or recycling. The project is supported by ALBA, one of the biggest waste management and recycling companies.  It disposes of all [...]
THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2018 AN INCREDIBLE YEAR Thank you for your ongoing support, collaboration, partnership, and creativity in 2018. Our theme this year has been Resource & Community, and that's where so much of our focus has gone: towards building and being a better platform for creatives to thrive in East Africa. It's been [...]
MADE IN KENYA: Holiday Gift Guide There's so much great design coming out of Kenya these days that there's no way we could cover everything, but we wanted to inspire you for the holidays and give you some ideas before the new year. Whether for friends, family or yourself, we hope you find something here [...]
DESIGN LAYERS: 3D Printing in Kenya This project seeks to develop capacity within the Kenyan market for 3D printing, by highlighting the benefits of this technology, supporting local 3D printer manufactures and developing ten product case studies. The project culminated in an event at the University of Nairobi to demonstrate the added value of digital [...]
Women's voices at the London Design Biennale Interviews with Somali Architecture, Better Shelter, RefuSHE & Studio INIMadina Scacchi, Somali Architecture Madina Scacchi, is a Somali-Italian architect based in Rome and part of the team behind Somali Architecture. The Somali Architecture project began in 2015 and it was founded by Yusuf Shegow. It began as a [...]
Are you excited about design? Do you get frustrated with badly designed products? Have you wished you could fix poor user experiences? Do you dream of a career in design and innovation? The Nairobi Design Institute has created a program for a new generation of designers who want to address user experience challenges and big [...]
The demand for low cost leg prosthesis is high in Kenya, yet a satisfactory system has been lacking up to now. Project Circleg closes this gap. By using recycled plastic waste and simple production methods the Circleg can be produced locally and cost-effectively. The modular design ensures excellent customisability and its functionality provides the user [...]
#CityShapers - a month-long social media campaign brings attention to the role of citizens in shaping our cities, where Nairobians take responsibility for managing their public spaces and shaping them. Bringing Nairobians together to transform their city Public Space Network (PSN) has launched #CityShapers - a month-long social media campaign bringing attention to the role [...]