Safaricom-Sponsored Moringa Career Fair is Live, Rounds Up Key Tech Employers in Africa at iHub


Today, The Moringa School Career fair is running at iHub, Nairobi under the primary sponsorship of Safaricom.

Other sponsors include Microsoft, Eclectics, DVT Software, APA Insurance, Kenafric, and Grey.

Themed Are you the right fit?, the show seeks to get the perspective of leading technology employers based on what I needed at the workplace.

More than 750 Moringa graduates will be attending the fair. The event will be conducted in two phases: the pre-hackathon introduction & workshop, ideation & selection phase will run online (done yesterday, June 30); and the prototype building, and presentation phase will run in-person at the campus for 1 day.

The event will have 6-panel discussions focusing on Big Data, Leveraging AI for the future, The Rise of Blockchain and the Gig Economy, Technopreneurship, Tech in Entertainment as well as the Evolution of Tech.

The hackathon, which was held yesterday, sought to bring together recent graduates from Moringa to come up with EdTech Solutions that will impact learning and outcomes across organizations and institutions.

Moringa has been holding this kind of an event annually. On the whole, it rounds up key players and influencers from the tech ecosystem to showcase the forefront of innovation and technology.

Other than show sponsor Safaricom, the summit is featuring more than 40 tech employer partners, including members from Microsoft, Little, Sendy, and ClouldFactory.

Microsoft has been making major inroads in the country following the launch of its ADC a few years ago, and its appetite for local and talented devs whom it has since employed.

Little and Sendy have also been growing in their own way; Little even plans to launch electric scooters, and Sendy has already launched a fulfillment service, and Hustle Academy alongside Google to empower SMEs.

Additional partners include Techbridge Invest Africa, Fuzu, Craydel, Gebeya, Little, Workforce Africa, and Bring Global. 

Launched in 2014, Moringa has trained over 4000 students and placed more than 85 percent of its graduates into top tech companies in Africa and other parts of the world.

ICT PS Jerome Ochieng’ will also grace the event.

“As the government continues to enhance and grow the digital and ICT sector, I am very pleased that Moringa School is playing a pivotal role in providing unmatched talent within the Tech space,” he says.

“Moringa School was built to be the backbone of the technology ecosystem in Kenya, by providing top quality talent to local companies”, says Snehar Shah, CEO of Moringa School.