Juliana Rotich, a Kenyan IT pioneer and the Co-Founder of Ushahidi is the winner of the German Africa Prize 2019. Juliana Rotich became known in professional circles in 2007 as the co-founder of the open source platform Ushahidi (a Swahili word meaning 'testimony'), which began in Kenya as an internet platform developed to map reports of post-election violence and which went on to revolutionize the international flow of data and information. For information about the award, click here.
To solve problems affecting small scale farmers in Kenya, students at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with Bayer East Africa were engaged to come up with innovative solutions. Read more about the awards here.
In 2018, Dr. Isaiah Etemo Muchilwa from Moi University in Kenya received the German-African Innovation Promotion Prize from the German Ministry of Education and Research. The Kenyan Lecturer received the award for the project "Innovative cereal drying and handling technology to combat aflatoxin contamination in Kenya's maize supplies". Click here for more information about the Promotion Prize.
Becky, a Kenyan PhD Student wins the Green Talents Competition 2018 Award hosted by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Read more about the competition here.