The Entrepreneurship + Digital Livelihoods + Creative Arts: socio-economic empowerment of women refugees in Kenya (EDC Kenya) is a 12-month (2021-2022) project that sought to address three challenges — women's access to livelihoods and entrepreneurship opportunities, opportunities to commercialize artistic talents, and overcoming obstacles posed by Covid-19. Supported by the Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) — a national program of the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils (ICN) made possible through funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and administered by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) — Humber College led the EDC-Kenya project with implementation partner, CAP-Youth Empowerment Institute (CAPYEI).
Humber and CAPYEI integrated digital entrepreneurship components in skills development courses. They gave trainees the skills to utilize online marketplaces such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to showcase and monetize talents in creative arts and other in-demand sectors. Staff and students from Humber College's faculties in creative arts, liberal arts and business worked with CAPYEI staff and trainers to design digital components and modules that could be embedded within CAPYEI's already successful entrepreneurship course.