The Innovation Centre – Aga Khan University supports next generation of media entrepreneurs who are working on unique start-ups within the media industry and tinkering with exciting forms of storytelling. They are supported through training, mentorship, coaching and start up grants of up to $20,000 to help them transform their ideas into the next big thing.
Innovation helps re-invent and remain relevant to an audience that is spoilt for choice with a wide array of new sources online. Experimentation, testing and tinkering with new forms of storytelling –and business models—particularly amongst younger journalism practitioners keen on leveraging on the opportunities of technology and the Internet is opportune
eCommons@AKU is a digital archive offering access to the research, scholarly output and publications of the Aga Khan University. The objective is to preserve, promote and provide access to the University's research and publications under one umbrella, in full text wherever possible.
We also host a wide range of events such as Fireside Chats in which we invite eminent persons to share their vision, knowledge and expertise on the future of journalism in East Africa. Media organizations –both global and local- are in dire need of new business models to temper the decline in revenues and audiences.