USIU-Africa students have been invited to participate in a campaign dubbed ‘My Little Big Thing’, targeting university & polytechnic students across Kenya aimed at promoting innovation and enterprise around 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a set of 17 global goals with 169 indicators contributing to the 2030 global development agenda – which aims to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice & inequality.

The campaign aims to push for the development of alternative technologies that allow for existing lifestyles and patterns of consumption and development to remain relatively unchanged while changing the technologies of products and production to reduce their impact on climate.

The campaign has been organized by business consulting firm MK. Africa in partnership with the Cambridge University Institute of Sustainability Leadership.

20 shortlisted students will be selected by a by a select panel of judges moderated by audit firm, KPMG who will then take them through a comprehensive 2-day business skills training program.   The 10 best business proposals as adjudicated by a panel of industry leaders will be subjected to a public online vote, supported by a provided promotion budget. The top 3 will be offered a place in the Sustainability Practitioners Program that is run by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in Guateng, South Africa in August 2017 and will also visit top companies in South Africa that have sustainability at their core including P&G South Africa, South African Airways among others.

Students have until June 10 to submit their applications through the campaign portal: http://mylittlebigthing.com/