Catalyzing the growth of the Kenya tech community

Call for Open Data's Code4Kenya fellows

By Jessica Colaço
iHub
  Published 30 May 2012
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Do you want to help kickstart a media and civil society revolution in Kenya? Code4Kenya is offering four Code4Kenya fellowships for civic hackers who want to help change the way that our societies work.

 

The fellows will be embedded into some of Kenya's most influential media and civil society organisations (CSOs) for six months to help them re-engineer the way they use open data. They will also work with "issue experts" and data holders who are supporting public sector innovation through the use of open data.

This means your help will build scalable, sustainable and data-driven services on the web and mobile platforms.Initial themes to catalyze the public will be focused on basic services that are essential to Kenyan citizens:

  • water
  • health
  • education.
The fellowships will be paid, full time positions. Host organisations may offer permanent employment or consulting positions after the fellowship, depending on your performance. The Fellowship is jointly supported by the World Bank and the African Media Initiative (AMI). Embedded fellows will be supported by an external team of specialist developers, a veteran project manager and design thinking experts from iHub Research. Host organisations will also offer internal support, ranging from technical assistance, to content specialists.

Please followthis linkto make your application.

Deadline is midnight on Monday,June 4th 2012.

Top applicants will be invited to an exclusive strategic planning session with data holders, issue experts, media companies and civil society in Nairobi on June 7th and a design thinking workshop.

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