The Informatics and Computing Department aims at producing top notch scholars and practitioners to offer competitive leadership in all aspects of Informatics and Communication Technology and Geo-informatics for the national and international marketplace. We cultivate positive attitude towards computing and its dynamics in a view to produce graduates capable of adapting to the dynamic trends of global markets while upholding the Taita Taveta University’s core values, embraced within our academic programs. <mark>Our Mission is to produce leaders and professionals in computing, Geo-informatics for advancing science and entrepreneurship for enhancing socio-economic and sustainable development.</mark>
The first incubator in rural Kenya, providing an open space for young innovators & startups to develop their creative genius working on local solutions. <p></p> Using digital technology, Sote Hub trains rural youth in Taita Taveta, Kwale (and Coastal region) often marginalized with less opportunities for career progression or technology) on jobs, career preparedness; support them establish startups where they create products/services and test with real customers. <p></p> <mark>Sote Hub Incubation Programme enhances business ventures empowering young entrepreneurs to gain traction and revenue, access to funding and partners, critical tools and ongoing mentorship.</mark> Over the last four years, the program has graduated 40 startups and job/internship matching opportunities to 700 youth. <p></p> UNDP reports that the Kenyan unemployment rate in 2017 is 40%. The highest in the East Africa region. However, the chances of youth to get formal employment are even slimmer. Only around 10% of the newly created jobs are in the formal sector. <p></p> Sote Hub today provides an open space for young innovators and startups to design market solutions to local challenges.