Images by Merryl Omondi, Make-IT in Africa
STARTUP POLICY HACKATHON
The Start-up Policy Hackathon took place at the Nairobi Safari Club Hotel on June 10th, 2019. It was hosted by the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Cooperatives, and supported by the GIZ Make-IT in Africa programme.
The hackathon applied the Global Entrepreneurship Network Startup Nations Policy Hack concept. This concept is designed to help the public and private sector including entrepreneurs & enablers to co-design solutions that will have a higher chance of tackling specific problems that have been identified. Seasoned policy maker peers, joined the policy hack teams to guide the process and provide feedback.
The concept is focused on real policy challenges, actual implementation and impact. It brought together a core team of decision makers, academia, research institutions, innovation hubs, development partners, and financial institutions. The team presented the most pressing challenges and co-created policy interventions to address these challenges.