East Africa

Get to know recent SWE activities that have taken place in East Africa and contact the Regional Advisor, Umi Kerre, to get involved.

A two-day STEM workshop was held at BEADS Tembea Academy, Kajiado for 98 attendees in September 2022. The workshop included hands-on activities such as photography, graphics design using Adobe Photoshop, introduction to electronics, and mentorship on STEM career choices and transition to university. The girls were thrilled with the activities, and the workshop inspired them to consider careers in STEM.

A mentorship event was held at Loreto Limuru Girls High School in October 2022, in partnership with the Young Aviators Club of Africa, to introduce the girls to careers in the aviation sector. SWE Nairobi participated by conducting a panel discussion on STEM careers in aviation.


More than 50 attendees, including both students and professionals,  attended this webinar on Innovation Management. The speakers, Prof. Dr. Matthias Paul and Norah Magero, discussed the importance of innovation in engineering, the role of women in STEM in driving innovation for development, monetizing innovative ideas, innovation strategy, and the innovation management process.