Making All Voices Count (MAVC) has announced a partnership with iHub, a Nairobi-based part co-working space, part vector for investors and part pre-incubator for startups, to spur collaborative engagements and support civic tech start-ups.
Through the partnership, collaborative engagements to facilitate deeper relationships among various ecosystem players will be initiated, and outreach activities to support the development of innovation and entrepreneurship capacity at county level and scale existing technology innovations conducted.
The partnership will last 12-month and will see start-ups receive support ranging from trainings to opportunities to engage with selected counties to identify opportunities for collaboration.
Counties across the country will also benefit from the partnership through the sharing of best practice and experiences with county governments, which will assist them in building communities of innovators and entrepreneurs ready to tackle local challenges faced at local level.
“We are tremendously excited about what this collaboration means for startups and the greater technology ecosystem,” iHub stated in a blogpost.
MAVC is an initiative that aims to improve people’s lives by transforming the way citizens and their leaders interact.
It finds, fund and learn from creative solutions that amplify citizen voice and ensure that governments have the capacity, as well as the incentive, to listen and respond.