WELCOME TO YADSTI
The Youth Agency for Development of Science, Technology and Innovation (YADSTI) is an initiative of young scientists whose goal is to engage youth in promoting Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) as a tool for development. It seeks to create purpose-driven networks and linkages with stakeholders in STI, institutions of higher learning and communities through education, research and application of STI on specific challenges facing Kenyans. First, YADSTI Connects youth with innovative ideas exploiting STI with other like-minded youth and problem solvers for collaborative problem solving. It then Empowers them with knowledge, skills, networks and linkages to funding support to implement their innovative ideas. Finally, it Transforms them to become innovation leaders and job creators through entrepreneurship, thus bringing about practical transformation in the society. The Agency works closely with government institutions and private sector players in order to actualize its objectives. It is in the process of creating a critical mass of youth in STI to be drawn from tertiary level institutions as well as out-of-school youth. These youth will be trained and empowered along the Agency‘s four Strategic Thrusts / Pillars of Excellence namely;
1. Promotion of Science, Technology & Innovation (STI).
2. Youth Empowerment through Capacity Building in STI.
3. Promotion of Entrepreneurship in STI for Job and Wealth Creation.
4. Knowledge Sharing and Transfer.