Techfugees’ local chapter in Kenya, started in early 2017. We just relaunched this June 2020… stay tuned!
📰 Read all the Techugees’ news here
- July 2019: From Kakuma refugee camp to Techfugees’ Nairobi hackathon: meet Bahana!
- April 2019: Summing Techfugees’ first hackathon in Africa up!
- February 2019: #TFChapters: Techfugees first African hackathon is underway in Kenya!
🗓 Take a look at the Techfugees global calendar here
⏮ 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
⏮ 2017, February 22nd: Techfugees Kenya kick-off conference ⛓Blockchain & Refugee Emergency Response: can Blockchain technology help save the lives of refugees?
The Core Team
The team in Kenya in currently composed by:
Mary Munyoki, Nairobi – Co-lead Techfugees Kenya
Mary Munyoki is a Country Manager at Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) in Kenya. In this role, she leads in strategic project management, business development, human resources, multi-stakeholder partnerships, policy engagement and operational aspects of YTF’s programs in relation to technology for development, education, entrepreneurship and gender equality.
With a Background in Bsc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ms. Munyoki has over 4 years’ experience in utilizing technology to inspire youth and women in low-income communities to create innovative solutions to societal issues and be empowered to develop their skills to access employment or create their own entrepreneurial opportunities in the fourth industrial revolution. Ms. Munyoki ,an UNLEASH innovation Lab talent, has a strong passion and commitment to advancing Global development goals and has previously served as an innovation expert and judge for a diverse pool of solutions targeting achieving Sustainable development goal(SDGs) with a particular focus on Quality Education and Gender Equality across different countries, regions and socio economic backgrounds across the globe.
Ms. Munyoki was featured on BBC Focus on Africa program and further recently featured under German G20 presidency as an eSkills4Girls ambassador tackling opportunities for women and girls in the digital economy addressing their barriers in accessing ICT and bridging the gender digital divide.
Get in touch with Mary on Linkedin !
Philomena Mwangi, Nairobi – Co-lead Techfugees Kenya
Philomena is a Project Management professional with over 6 years experience in Technology Consulting. Her interests are in applying technology to alleviate day to day challenges. Notably, Philomena has been actively involved in work where technology is used to bridge gaps in education such as access, affordability and quality. Her interest in supporting displaced communities rose in the course of her professional career, when she was engaged in a project supporting refugees and members of the host community residing at Kakuma Refugee Camp. By joining the Techfugees network, Philomena aims to extend her experiences to make a positive mark in the lives of displaced people in Kenya, through the use of technology.
Get in touch on Linkedin !
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🙏 We would 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.
Stay in touch
- May 2019: YTF Kenya team participates in Techfugees hackathon (Youth for Technology Foundation)
- April 2019: CGTN Africa’s report on Techfugees Nairobi hackathon
- March 2019: Techfugees hosting first Africa hackathon at the iHub
- November 2017: Startup Weekend Refugees Nairobi (Startup Wave)
- February 2017: Techfugees Kenya Event on Blockchain & Refugee Emergency Response (iLab)
- February 2017: Techfugees Kenya and REFUNITE: A New Chapter Starts – Can Blockchain Technology Help Save The Lives Of Refugees? (Refunite)