Innovation Drive Project

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The initiative helps in capacitating innovative digital projects across all sectors of the economy. It aims at promoting a culture of creativity and innovation among Zimbabweans with the aim of creating employment through the development of local ICT applications hardware and related innovation which are rooted in the realities of Zimbabwe. The project recognises the important role of ICT as a key driver for economic growth and development and sets a fund where Zimbabweans can apply for funding under the project. Local digital content creators such as Red Pen, OyosMusic, Purple Signs have been beneficiaries of the project

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Capacity enhancement of digital content creators.There are currently over 12 incubation hubs in the country. These include Tech Village, B2C, TechHub and iZone amongst others. POTRAZ also hosts regular Hackathons.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Red Pen, OyosMusic and Purple Signs
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)