OPEN CALLS Nairobi Design Week 2024

March 9th-17th 2024 at Opportunity Factory, Mbagathi Ridge, Karen.


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The 9th edition of NDW  festival will be taking place in March 9th-17th 2024 at Opportunity Factory, Mbagathi Ridge, Karen. Under the theme ‘We Got This.’


I am because we are...

And because we are, so am I


Since 2015, Nairobi Design Week has been a constant in the local and global design calendar. Our vibrant community welcomes thousands of visitors every year.

The NDW 2023 edition attracted:

400+ Participants

3000+ Attendees

100,000+ Online reach

Nairobi's status as a global design city allows us to showcase design through exceptional, unconventional experiences.

We embrace design methodologies to work on projects throughout the year that allow us to culminate in an annual celebration of design’s past, present and future.


We are looking to showcase exceptional, unconventional experiences with the community.

Our showcase pillars : Play | Grow | Make.

  • Play - Interactive and sensory experiences that will rekindle and remind every participant what it means to be a child again; Finding a balance between the realism of adulting and being in tune with our playful inner selves

  • Grow - Information is power. A series of workshops will be held during the festival that will have experts engaging and sharing their knowledge with the community; in a space called the ‘BARAZA’ . Bring your thinking caps on!

  • Make - Design is for everyone. Makers will exhibit their work and interact with attendees whilst in their craft. We look forward to showcasing all works by artisans and creatives signed up to be part of the Nairobi Design Week 2024; as well as have attendees organically participate in the creation process.

Your project can highlight one, two or all of these pillars.