Nairobi Innovation Week, which will be held 5th-9th March, is one of the biggest innovation events in East Africa and brings together partners from government, private sector, development partners and research centres with an aim of providing a platform for show-casing and encouraging innovation.

Sauti, a platform which empowers traders with SMS-based Information and Anonymous Reporting for Border Crossings has been selected, and will be presenting it’s pitch to investors and partners on Friday, Mar 9 for a chance to win KSHS 500,000.

In February, Sauti added Luganda as one of the languages accessible on the Sauti platform in addition to English and Kiswahili.

This has enhanced accessibility across the East African Community (EAC) by providing information in languages that can be understood by its users from across the EAC.

According to Sauti, it has paid off where more than 2000 traders across Kenya and Uganda are now using Sauti and since June 2017, they have assisted traders with over 10,000 requests for trade and market information.

You can access Sauti’s platform by dialing *483*35# in Kenya or *210*35# in Uganda