Kijiji Yeetu is a smart village platform that has a unique ecosystem for activating our villages’ resources into viable opportunities that impact sustainable development in County, Kenya, East Africa, and beyond the world. This offers a culture of generating information sharing and sharing knowledge and networking community stories into actions. Kijiji Yeetu will engage in digital transformation, security especially human rights, conversations, and dialogue, and community networks to expand access to beneficial services. Beneficiaries include local groups, organizations, businesses, and corporations that will use space to gather information on the community, on the internet, data, and research and use space for public information.
Mission of Kijiji Yeetu
To activate village development, education, security, technology innovation and economic growth among communities across 47 counties of Kenya, through strong community networks, digital transformation and informed dialogue.
Emergence of Kijiji Yeetu
The Kenyan in the 21st century poses considerable challenges for villages being neglected to support young people, social businesses, academia, schools, and nonprofits as well as offering some opportunities. In Kenya, there is a changing socio-economic environment and a fast-growing population facing emerging threats of terrorism, corruption, ethnicity and tribalism, economic crisis, dwindling donor support, climate change, amplified use of technology which has impacted their engagements and development agenda in the 47 county governments profoundly marginalizing the poorest and most vulnerable people.
At the same time, Kijiji Yeetu takes note of new opportunities arising from devolved governance and globalization of economies such as the rise of digital information sources and social media that bring an abundance of data to be mined and new ways to engage with the community. Many organizations in our villages may not enjoy digital technology, research, documentation, and training skills as an effective way forward but face heavily constrained budgets and even to support their activities.
The model is centered on village-centered organizations and communities transform locally available services regarding information, training, and research competencies to reduce poverty, increase public participation and address new emerging threats that play such an important role in making the case for investment. The business case can be argued based on improving productivity and the efficiency of operations by promoting the benefits of improved locally village-based information sharing, training, and research.