Call for Applications: Human-Centered Design Training for Professionals and Entrepreneurs in Kenya's E-Mobility Sector


Are you a passionate professional or entrepreneur involved in the e-mobility scene in Kenya? Do you want to gain valuable insights and skills in human-centred design to revolutionize sustainable transport solutions in the battery, electric vehicle, and charging sectors? If so, we invite you to apply for our exclusive training from November 29 to December 1 2023.

About the Program

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, customer needs and preferences are constantly changing. Human-centred design is a powerful approach that puts the user at the heart of product development and business strategies. This approach allows professionals and entrepreneurs to create products that genuinely cater to user needs, preferences, and pain points, resulting in higher user satisfaction, higher adoption rates, and an increasing market fit of the product. This can be especially impactful in developing solutions for underserved communities and addressing social and environmental challenges, ensuring that the resulting products have a positive impact on society. Skills in human-centred design enable professionals and entrepreneurs to have quick iterations and refinements, reducing the chances of costly mistakes and rework in later development stages through early user feedback.

The training program focuses on human-centred design for product development and market research in the e-mobility sector. Through this program, professionals and entrepreneurs will learn the principles and methodologies of human-centred design, empowering them to create innovative solutions that align with user needs and drive positive social and environmental impact. 

Programm Highligts

  • 3-day immersive training workshop on human-centred design principles and methodologies for impact-focused product development and market research in the e-mobility sector from November 29 to December 1 2023
  • Expert-led sessions and case studies emphasizing the application of human-centred design
  • Training is conducted in a cohort to facilitate peer learning and collaboration.
    Networking opportunities with industry leaders, fellow participants, and potential collaborators

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be professionals or entrepreneurs actively involved in Kenya’s e-mobility scene, particularly in the battery, electric vehicle, and charging sectors. Applicants should be associated with ongoing or planned projects or business operations related to sustainable transport within the mentioned sectors along the value chain (from manufacturing/assembly to recycling/second life). Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to driving positive social and environmental impact through their work. 

Application Process

Submit your application through our online application form providing all the necessary information about yourself, your organization/company (if applicable), and your work in the e-mobility sector. Indicate your interest in participating in the “Human-Centred Design Training and Business Coaching” program, within the application.


Workshop on Human-Centered Design

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to enhance your skills, drive innovation, and contribute to the
sustainable transformation of Kenya’s e-mobility sector.

The project is being implemented jointly with GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH as part of the German Climate Technology Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Siemens Stiftung has been actively working with social enterprises and organizations in the e-mobility sector in Kenya since 2019. This project is also based on cooperation with our ecosystem.


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