Monday, 02 May 2011 21:09 Nairobi. Kenyas rising profile as an innovation hub in the global software scene has been bolstered after a local developer won the just concluded World Bank Applications (apps) for Development challenge. Edging out a field of more than 107 entries from 36 countries, Athman Ali managed to clinch an award in the competition, which aimed to push developers to create software solutions that can be used to solve development issues around the world. We recognised we dont have a monopoly on innovation. These apps clearly demonstrate how the software development community can harness technology to analyse and tackle some of the worlds long-standing problems, said World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick. (Kui Kinyanjui) My comments Common sons and daughters of this great land, do us proud by inventing something for the world... it is possible!