Kenyan world beaters who have defied odds to put the country on the world map

Only this month, Kenyan startup Kuza Biashara beat contenders at the World Summit Awards (WSA) to bag top prize in the environment and green energy category. The award recognises achievements of digital innovation that drive social impact around the world. Kuza is a mobile first micro-learning platform offering youth, women and micro-entrepreneurs from informal communities opportunities to learn, connect and grow at scale “on their own terms and at their own convenience”. The multi-facetted digital platform provides access to crop advisories, inputs, credit and market information on demand. This year, WSA selected 40 global winners from more than 400 nominations received from 182 participating countries competing in eight innovation categories.

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