Kenya – Tech for Social Good
Technology is increasingly playing a central role in the generation of innovations that target the grand challenges of today’s world, captured by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The UK is at the forefront of this effort, with its flourishing social innovation scene populated by countless social enterprises, social innovation intermediaries, and a fast-expanding impact investment industry.
You’ll have the unique opportunity to explore London’s Tech for Good scene via seminars, events, and activities before flying to one of the target countries to observe first-hand the depth and breadth of the Tech for Good evolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. You’ll participate in company visits and workshops to understand the region’s ecosystem of innovation hubs, start-ups, investors, and corporate players, before immersing yourself in contexts where social needs are profound and tech solutions are being explored.
The aim of this tour is to challenge assumptions about the sources and nature of technological innovation, with emphasis on social needs as key drivers. The tour will also expose you to vibrant, yet very different Tech for Good environments in London and Sub-Saharan Africa.
As part of this immersive journey, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct field research on designated themes to use in your syndicate assignments. You’ll be encouraged to reflect on the role of technology as a driver of social change, as well as on the role of new business models that can foster economic growth and shared value creation across developed and developing countries.
Note that international electives are subject to a specific allocation process, which will be explained during the programme. Given the popularity of international electives, places cannot be guaranteed.