Techfugees Kenya, Nairobi 🇰🇪

Techfugees’ local chapter in Nairobi, Kenya, started in early 2017.


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

⏮ 2019, April 3rd > 5th, 2019: First African HACKATHON! Thank you to Google for Startups’ fellow Ihub for hosting this event! Read their blog post here.

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

Techfugees Kenya is currently led by:

Priscilla & Ben at Techfugees Kenya’s first hackathon in Nairobi © Ihub

Benjamin Hounsell, Nairobi

Ben has over 15 years experience as a researcher, technology entrepreneur and development practitioner in low and middle-income countries, with a longstanding background in exploring the role of technology and innovation in the global south. Ben has authored multiple innovation studies for a range of organisations including UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Terre des hommes and the Humanitarian Innovation fund. In his work, and as Chair of the Techfugees Chapter in Kenya, Ben encourages collaboration between NGOs, multilaterals, academics and entrepreneurs to develop digital services that better serve refugees and low-income communities. Benjamin holds a PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and a cum laude Master in Development Practice from Sciences Po, Paris. He has also earned multiple honours and awards for his entrepreneurial achievements, including the EBAN Most Investable Business Award, the Scottish Entrepreneur Award and the Enterprise Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Stay in touch with Ben on Twitter and LinkedIn

🙏 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!

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Your donation will go into supporting innovative projects and collaboration in our five focus areas which represent the most pressing issues for refugees.