Huawei Kenya Empowers Women with Digital & Entrepreneurship Skills

By: GWL Team | Monday, 12 February 2024

In order to capitalize on digital prospects, Huawei Kenya has launched a big project, educating 100 women from various table banking organizations in Nairobi. The initiative, which is run in cooperation with Computers for Schools Kenya and Mama Doing Good, seeks to provide women with important digital and entrepreneurial skills.

The two-day pilot program, which took place on February 6th and 7th, 2024, focused on giving practical information for exploiting digital platforms to drive corporate success. Participants learnt how to use social media for marketing while maintaining online safety and reducing the risk of fraud.

Maureen Mwaniki, Director of Public Affairs for Huawei Kenya, stressed the company's commitment to democratizing digital skills. She emphasized the necessity of such training in supporting the government's attempts to digitize services through platforms such as e-citizen, allowing for easier access to key services.

This effort coincides with the Kenyan government's ambitious ambition to train 20 million Kenyans with digital skills over the next decade. Such coordinated initiatives by the public and commercial sectors are critical to accomplishing this aim.

Furthermore, the training curriculum tackles Kenya's growing digital landscape, with a focus on closing the gender gap in mobile internet use. Recent research, like the GSMA's Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023, show that mobile internet use among Kenyan women has increased significantly, closing the gender usage gap.

Huawei's project emphasizes the significance of equipping women with digital literacy and entrepreneurial skills, which not only improves their economic chances but also contributes to Kenya's overall digital transformation strategy.