The Co-Shamba project brings together old traditions like village groups and indigenous farming practices with new opportunities like low code/ no-code citizen development technologies and climate science. It seeks to bridge Africa’s large employment gaps and create sustainable economic safety nets for marginalised groups amongst youth like women and the disabled.
The Co-Shamba project is the brainchild of Angela Mwangi of Kenya who won PMI’s Africa Youthquake competition in 2019 with the revolutionary idea of reaching half a billion young Africans through the low code high reach Co-Shamba agritech platform with skills and self-employment opportunities through village groups. Shamba is a term used in East Africa to refer to cultivation. The Co. in the Co-Shamba concept combines the concepts of Community- Collaboration – Catalytic Change (3Cs).
Triple C Advisory is the African originated female-owned global gender lens firm that has been appointed as the Co-Shamba project manager. PMI is providing technical assistance on citizen development training of trainers. Citizen development (CD) is a business process that encourages non-IT-trained employees to become software developers, using IT-sanctioned low-code/no-code (LCNC) platforms to create business applications.
Dr. Khetsiwe Dlamini / Angela Mwangi / Leonard Kipkirui
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