This Is Me.
Technologist. Curious observer. Thinker. Worker bee.
Thinking out loud on the Internet, Twitter especially… Outgoing Head of Research at iHub, where I have been providing strategic guidance for growth of technology research in the East Africa region and supports the team to surface information useful for the emerging technology ecosystem in Africa.
I had the pleasure of editing the Innovative Africa: The New Face of Africa essay collection and have contributed to various publications, including on Kenya’s media policy (on the role of social media).
I sit on the advisory board of Sum of Us, also a board member at the Media Policy Research Centre, and a member of the Networked News Lab. All are great organisations; privileged to be involved with them!
As of March 2016, I earned the distinct honour of joining the first ever UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Pushing for commitment to action: the research, the rhetoric is there, time for all to put their money where their mouths are.
Did I mention dabbling in music in a recent past life? Good times!
Conviction: Africa is not poor, just mismanaged; a statement that I’m keen on ensuring becomes a reality. Africa’s storytellers, scholars, denizens and netizens are connecting/educating/raising awareness online, all informing the richesse and diversity on the continent.
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