Last week, the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Jane Marriott, inaugurated an Innovation and Research Challenge Board in Nairobi.
The 10-member Board with expertise in Science, Technology and Innovation has been set up to advise the British High Commission’s work in Science, Technology and Innovation.
The purpose of this Challenge Board is to support the British government in Kenya to be innovative and ambitious, to test and validate strategies that will work best for the Kenyan ecosystem.
Already, the British Government has set up UK-Kenya Tech Hub and appointed an experienced lawyer, Sheena Raikundalia, to be the its first director.
The Hub has been in operation since last year with the aim of working with the local tech ecosystem,