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Applications are now open for Innovate Kenya 2014!

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Official Rules 

  1. Innovation solutions must attempt to tackle problems in the fields of Health, Sanitation, Energy, Education, Agriculture, Environment, Transportation, Arts & Design, Telecommunications, Civic Media, and Engineering.
  2. Project proposal must be in English.
  3. Teams should consist of 3-5 students in ANY secondary school.

Proposal Requirements

  1. Contact Information: Provide each team member’s name, your school’s name, address and detailed contact information. Remember to indicate who is the team leader.
  2. Introduction: A brief overview of your project
  3. Problem: What is the problem that you are trying to solve through this innovation?
  4. Problem Motivation: Why is this problem important to you?
  5. Proposed Solution: How are you planning on fixing this problem? And is it scalable?
  6. Detailed Budget: What would the costs be to completing your project?
  7. Plan of Action: What steps are you planning on taking to make this project a reality?
  8. A letter of recommendation/endorsement from the principal of the school.
  9. Name and contact information of 2 mentors and/or supporting teacher.

Proposal Guidelines and Hints:

  1. Illustrations and drawings are encouraged.
  2. Proposals can either be typed up or written by hand. If proposal is written by hand, ensure that the writing is legible.
  3. Examples of proposals can be found here
  4. Keep the budgets realistic and focus on what is strictly necessary.



Teams must submit their proposals either by:

    1. E-mail as an attached document to with the subject “Project Proposal – School Name”.
    2. Mailed to: “INNOVATE KENYA: C/O- Abdallah Mohamed P.O. Box 16698-00620, Nairobi, Kenya.”



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Important Dates

January 7th, 2014 – Call for application opens. April 11th, 2014 – Final Application deadline. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Third week of May, 2014 – Finalists will be announced. June 6th, 2014  - Conference One Winners will be announced on August 1st, 2014 and will have until September 3rd, 2014  to produce a working …

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