Techfugees Kenya 🇰🇪

🇰🇪 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! 🏥

Connect

https://techfugees.com/all_news/community/techfugeesfirstafricanhack/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

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Kakuma refugee health

Support

We support refugees & organisations looking to access the resources they need from the tech & entrepreneurial communities. Our main project is Faceless Hackers.

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SHARE

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.

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⏮ 2019, April 26th: Meet our Regional development Volunteer in Africa at the Nairobi Tech Week

⏮ 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

Our TEAM

We are a 100% volunteers. If you want to join our ranks – consider applying

Philomena Mwangi, Co-lead

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, Co-lead

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 Yusuf & John Monychirin, Volunteers

Abri and John joined Techfugees Kenya in 2020. They have a refugee background and are based in Kakuma, as TF Kenya 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.

Our ECOSYSTEM partners

We engage with a variety of organisations to contribute & bring meaningful tech solutions for and with refugees. Click on the logos below and discover how we worked with them in the past.