Innovator

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

PROJECT: Entrepreneurship+ Digital Livelihoods+ Creative Arts: Socio-economic Empowerment of Women Refugees in Kenya (EDC-Kenya)
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Impact Facts
Type of Innovative Solution
Gender Equality Marker (0-3)
  • Gender responsive (GE2)
Type of Innovative Solution
Sustainable Development Goals
  • 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
Type of Innovative Solution
Type of Innovative Solution
  • Business Model

Project Details

This innovation tests a solution to enhance women’s socio-economic empowerment and increase livelihood opportunities for refugees in Nairobi, Kenya. It will do so by integrating digital entrepreneurship components in skills development courses and utilize online e-commerce marketplaces to showcase talents in creative arts (dance, music, theatre, art, photography etc.). A group of female entrepreneurs will establish online businesses using digital tools, strategies, and practices and create peer-to-peer business relationships with female artisans in their communities.