Uber hosts Tech for Safety Summit in Nairobi


The Tech for Safety Summit seeks to outline ways of creating safer spaces for all.

On the November 20, 2019, Uber will host the Tech for Safety Summit in Nairobi.

This technology-safety focused event will look at ways of using current and new technologies to help create public spaces that champion social justice and equality, and that is accessible and safe for all.

Safe public spaces bring communities together, shape the cultural identity of an area, and provide a sense of place for local communities.

Open and honest discussions will bring these most pressing issues facing the country to the fore, including personal and commuter safety.

This summit, with its innovative speakers and panellists, will contribute to much-needed safety conversation while equipping guests with the thinking and knowledge needed to steer the narrative towards enhanced safety standards while using public spaces.

“We put safety at the heart of everything we do and we believe technology can make travel safer than ever before. We’re constantly exploring and building new products to enhance the safety of riders and drivers using the Uber app. Innovations in the technological space are not new to Kenyans and through the Summit and similar platforms, we hope to spark conversations with private and public sector players in order to identify solutions that advance personal safety in Kenya and across the continent,” explains Alon Lits, Uber’s Director and General Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, who will be giving the keynote address at the Tech for Safety Summit.

The Summit aims to create a collaborative discussion, whereby solutions can be conceptualised and developed not only in Nairobi but all cities.

The Tech for Safety Summit will offer the highest quality conference experience with combined networking opportunities, for corporates, technology leaders, start-ups and many more.