2 Jul 2014

Innovating to build employable workforce

Centum Learning, represented by Dr. Raj Dravid – COO & Head Operations – Africa & Middle East, participated in AidEx Africa, a two-day high-profile conference that took place on June 5-6th 2014 at the Boma Hotel, Nairobi. The theme of the conference was ‘Innovation and Development’.

Dr. Raj Dravid addressed the session, “Where are the innovation incubators”? The other participants included Phoebe Maina – Project Manager, Translations Without Borders; Mary W Matu – Executive Chairlady, MicroClinic and Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad – Founder & CEO, Al-Khair Foundation.

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Dr. Raj Dravid, COO, Centum Learning, addressing the audience

According to Dr. Dravid, “the foremost challenge is in working with the poverty stricken communities”. He added “the approach of imparting skills training in 30 days or 240 hours, needs an innovative approach and modern technological tools”. Centum Learning has undertaken to create a skills ecosystem in Kenya to provide 300,000 jobs to address this issue.

AidEx Africa in partnership with Red Cross was developed as a satellite event to the already well-established AidEx conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development aid, held each year in Brussels.


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