Women in Kenya have an opportunity to venture in and dominated the fast-growing digital world. According to Mrs. Esther Koimett, The Principal Secretary In the state department of Broadcasting and Telecommunication in the ministry of ICT, women in Kenya have a lot of untapped potential in the digital sector.
The PS was speaking on Thursday 13, July 2022, at a digital event organized by Aminia Dada Innovations. “Young Girls, I am challenging you to stay positive no matter the circumstance. You can form a group of five or more where you encourage each other. amongst yourselves, you can contribute towards a project that would enable you to grow economically.”
Aminia Dada Innovations (ADI) is a woman-led organization that aims to build initiatives to enhance the use of ICTs to promote entrepreneurship and leadership among young women. We seek to leverage technology as an economic empowerment tool.
ADI advocates for safe digital spaces for economic growth, development, and sustainability. It intends to partner with and complement the government’s efforts of enhancing an enabling environment for multi-sectoral e-commerce.
“We started Aminia Dada Innovations because we realized that there was a lot that women can benefit and grow from the digital world. With smartphone penetration in Kenya growing, we did not want Kenyans to be left out,” Executive Director Damaris Mabeya.
Editar Ochieng, a Kibera-based women’s rights activist, said despite facing a myriad of challenges, women from mostly informal settlements have made significant strides as far as women in digital inclusion are concerned.
“It is true most young women from slum set-ups are not in digital space and as a result, can not earn a leaving from it. most of the ladies lack the skills and training on how digital space works. but once training and awareness are done to them, they will definitely be at par with technology” said Editar.
In attendance was also the MP Aspirant for Westlands Constituency Nelson Havi, Analyst Mr. Kwame Owino among others.