ICT CS Joe Mucheru has launched a new portal dubbed “Huduma Whitebox” through which Kenyans can sell innovative ideas and products to it. Preference will be given to products that focus on the Big 4 Agenda and address government priorities and challenges.
Cabinet Secretary for Information Communications and Technology Joe Mucheru was with Principal Secretary for ICT Mr. Jerome Ochieng during the launch of the Huduma White Box at the Bomas of Kenya during the opening of Connected Kenya 2018. The Huduma White Box will give young innovators a chance to post their innovations, products, and ideas to an online portal from where they can be recommended for sponsorship
The platform dubbed Huduma Whitebox has been launched by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru to mark the end of the Connected Kenya Summit at Bomas of Kenya.
Preference will be given to products that focus on the Big 4 Agenda and address government priorities and challenges.
Mucheru stated that his ministry will set aside Ksh1 billion to support the startup ecosystem in the country.
The process involves four easy steps. First, one will need to create an account on www.whitebox.co.ke and submit details of their product or innovation.
Upon reaching the third stage, the product will be recommended for government use or for technical assistance through the government’s incubation partners.
The final step will involve working with the Whitebox team on the rollout of the approved product which will be guided by government procurement laws.
A noteworthy product of the program is Damu Sasa, a platform that links up all the stakeholders in the blood donation and delivery service seamlessly, in a bid to help them manage blood services more effectively.
During his speech, the CS highlighted Damu Sasa’s achievements which include a partnership with AMREF to scale up the availability of blood supply.