Nairobi, 4th December 2023
Nairobi County Chief Officer for Digital Economy and Startups Victor Otieno attended the Power Learn Project (PLP) 2023 Graduation Ceremony.
The event themed “Coding Dreams: Building African Realities” culminates their work of empowering 5,000 young people across five continents with Software Development skills anchored on their flagship program #1MillionDevs4Africa.
The graduation ceremony served as a platform for students to share their experiences, showcasing innovative solutions to address challenges in Africa, notably in the realms of climate change, food security, and health.
In his remarks, Mr. Otieno emphasized how PLPAfrica work is aligned with Nairobi County’s Digital Economy and Startup sector goals as espoused under CIPD 2023-2027 as well as Science Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA), African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and African Union of continuous tech capacity building. “The other tech capacity building partners Nairobi County is working with are Moringa school and ICDL Africa.”
Chief of Growth and Operations at PLP, Mumbi Ndung’u said, “The PLP graduations serve as a testament to the profound impact of learning, where the transformative ripples extend far beyond individual accomplishments. In less than two years, we have cultivated a dynamic community of graduates poised to become future leaders, change makers and advocates for a better world. ”
Present were Data Commissioner, Immaculate Kassait, Chairperson PLP Governing Council, Sasaki Kenji San, Managing Director, Microsoft Africa Development Centre(ADC), Catherine Muraga, Chief Operating Officer WPP Scangroup PLC, Patricia Ithau, representatives from MasterCard Foundation, U.S Embassy, Japan Embassy among others.