🇰🇪 Techfugees KENYA 🇰🇪
Techfugees’ local chapter in Kenya, started in early 2017. After a successful hackathon in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross around health in Kakuma camp, Mary and Philomena, our new co-leads picked up the torchin June 2020... stay tuned!
We connect a diverse pool of organisations and individuals united towards a similar goal: using technology to solve challenges faced by refugees. Through networking events, meetups and hackathons, we connect like minded individuals around challenges regarding identity, connectivity and health in Kenya
- June 2020: Technology in disrupting existing inequalities among refugees in Kenya amidst COVID-19
- July 2019: From Kakuma refugee camp to Techfugees’ Nairobi hackathon: meet Bahana!
- February 2019: #TFChapters: Techfugees first African hackathon is underway in Kenya!
- Techfugees Kenya kick-off conference Blockchain & Refugee Emergency Response: can Blockchain technology help save the lives of refugees?
We support refugees & organisations looking to access the resources they need from the tech & entrepreneurial communities. Our main project is Faceless Hackers.
We share our insights with a wider community (conferences & think-tanks) to inform on most pressing issues and needs on the ground. This paves the way for a better understanding & more relevant tech solutions.
2019, March 23rd: Techfugees’ Regional development Volunteer in Africa, Priscilla, will speak at the Facebook Women of Developer Circle’s Barcamp in Nairobi
2018, October 2nd: Panel Discussion @Sandbox x Nairobi Conversations
PM professional with over 6 years experience in Technology Consulting, her interests are in applying technology to alleviate day to day challenges. She has been actively involved in work where tech is used to bridge gaps in education (access, affordability & quality). She started supporting displaced communities at Kakuma Refugee Camp. By joining TF, she aims to make a positive mark in the lives of displaced people in Kenya, through the use of technology. Get in touch with Philomena Linkedin
Mary Munyoki is a technology innovation and entrepreneurship enthusiast with a passion to empower displaced and marginalised youth and women in relation to technology for development. Her specialities are in strategic project management, business development, human resources, multi-stakeholder partnerships, policy engagement and programs operation. Get in touch with Mary Linkedin
Abri and John joined Techfugees Kenya in 2020. They have a refugee background and are based in Kakuma, as Faceless Hackers ambassadors. They are both Bachelor of Information Technology Students at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT)
🙏 We would also like to thank Priscilla Queirolo who was Techfugees’ Regional Development Volunteer in Africa based in Nairobi during the first months of 2019 as well as Benjamin Hounsell who led Techfugees in Kenya since day one.