Jitume program

This is an initiative under the Konza Innovation Ecosystem Initiative aimed at providing the youth with access to Digital Services, Digital Skills, and Opportunities to enable them take advantage of technology for job creation. It encourages the youth to take it upon themselves (Jitume) to access digital devices and opportunities to learn, become certified on skills for the 4IR and to access digital jobs.

Jitume is a bundled program that takes care of the main challenges facing the citizens regarding taking advantage of digital opportunities. The challenges range from access to digital devices and internet connectivity, training, and knowledge as well as opportunities that can result in decent and dignified income.


Our current Jitume Program projects:

  1. VDI Installation
  2. The initial program is developed by Konza Technopolis in collaboration with Thunderbird school of Global management and other implementing partners and seeks to enable 23,000 VDI’s to be deployed providing an opportunity for 1Million learners to undertake business courses at no cost.

    Konza Technopolis has identified the solution to those challenges by providing digital devices known as Virtual desktops (VDI's). Konza Technopolis will leverage on partnerships to deliver scholarships at no cost to youth keen to take up additional training. Additionally, the program will leverage partnerships to scale to all 47 counties, regionally with a focus on skills development and talent development with a view to unlock jobs in the digital and creative economy both locally and globally.

    Through VDI's (Digital Services) the youth can access:

    1. 100M learners' program (Digital Skills)- This is an initiative by Thunderbird School of Global Management that aims to offer online, global education from these world-class accredited institutions in 40 different languages to learners across the globe.
    2. E-government -Access government services (General public/Constituency innovation hubs etc)
    3. Online jobs - 1M Talent program (Opportunities)
    4. Digital skills (TIVET)

  3. 100M Learners' program (Digital Skills)
  4. On January 20, 2022, Thunderbird School of Global Management (Thunderbird), and Arizona State University (ASU) launched the Francis and Dionne Najafi 100 million Learners Global Initiative.

    This initiative aims to offer online global education from these world-class accredited institutions in 40 different languages to learners across the globe at absolutely no cost to the learner. Women and young women will account for 70% of the 100 million learners that the program will reach worldwide. The organization has partnered with Konza to launch the program in Kenya. This global initiative offers three pathways to learners depending on learner current education levels:

    1. Foundational Courses: For learners at any level.
      • Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation Bootcamp.
    2. Intermediate courses: For advanced high school learners to current undergraduate learners
      • Principles of Global Management
      • Principles of Global Accounting
      • Principles of Global Marketing
      • Big Data in the Global Economy
      • Global Entrepreneurship
    3. Advanced courses: For advanced undergraduate learners and above.
      • Global Leadership & Personal Development
      • Global Entrepreneurship & Sustainable business
      • Data Analytics & Digital Transformation
      • Customer Experience & Digital Marketing
      • Global Accounting: Managing by the Numbers

    This global initiative aims to help both employed and unemployed young people progress and become trailblazers in their fields of competence so as to increase sustainable prosperity. They will make the most of the Fourth Industrial.

    The main objective of the one million talent offshoring is to reduce the current rate of unemployment in Kenya, which stood at 10.4% by 2020.There are approximately 5.7 million jobless Kenyans therefore, offshoring one million jobs will reduce the unemployment rate by at least 17.5 % by the end of the project.

    This initiative will enable Konza Technopolis towards achieving its objective of contributing at least 2% of the nation's GDP. IT talent offshoring shall create opportunities for gaining expertise and knowledge this will in future translate talented and experience citizens who can later start and grow local businesses to international standards and aid the country in becoming an upper middle-income sized country. Provide a ready market for inexpensive labour from Kenyan region in exchange for knowledge transfer, training and exposure to current job specifications and industry requirements for young talented citizens.

    The goal is to;

    • Position Konza as a talent hub.
    • Have 10,000 learners annually graduating from the program
    • Support job creation