Techfugees Kenya 🇰🇪

🇰🇪 Techfugees KENYA 🇰🇪

In 2020 Kenya hosted about 500 000 registered refugees on its territory. 84% of them lived in camps (Daadab, Kakuma).

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 torch in June 2020. The team of volunteer is now focussing on facilitating access to health and education in camps and urban settlements through the deployment of digital products and services. 🏥

Kakuma refugee health


Nous soutenons les personnes réfugiées et les organisations qui les aident souhaitant accéder à des ressources de la communauté entrepreneuriale & tech. Depuis 2019, nous avons travaillé avec la Croix-Rouge et un groupe de développeurs bénévoles, Faceless Hackers, pour mettre en place un produit numérique facilitant les alertes sanitaires dans les camps de réfugiés, allant de l’idéation à la phase de pilotage à Kakuma : E-heatlh Watch. Ce projet, désormais dirigé par le département Innovation de KRCS, est en cours de déploiement dans d’autres camps urbains du Kenya.

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Nous recherchons des services numériques responsables innovants à l’international et contribuons à leur déploiement local pour répondre à des défis auxquels sont confrontés les personnes déplacées au Kenya. À cet égard, nous avons lancé la campagne #Knowdedgisfreedom pour soutenir l’accès à l’éducation dans les camps de réfugiés. En partenariat avec des solutions offline telles que Buffalo Grid et Endless OS, nous facilitons les connexions avec les acteurs locaux (écoles, ONG…) d’adapter des solutions aux besoins locaux (évaluation des besoins, distributions de matériel informatique, tests utilisateur, démonstration en direct, traduction …). 


Nous partageons les leçons retenues et nos découvertes dans des cercles plus larges (conférences et think-tanks) pour informer sur les urgences et besoins pressants du terrain. Ceci afin que les solutions tech pensées et testées soient plus pertinentes.

En savoir plus

⏮ Have a look at Techfugees Guiding Principles Framework and participate by sharing your insights

⏮ Check our Chapters video conferences available on Youtube

En savoir plus sur nos activités


Nous sommes une équipe 100% bénévoles. Si vous souhaitez nous rejoindre, candidatez !

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

John MONYCHIRIN, Community Outreach

John is a student pursuing Bachelors of Information Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. "I am hardworking and committed individual who is able to work well as part of team as well as own initiative. I am passionate to empower the livelihood of displaced people in Kakuma refugee camp through technology.My specialists are in Networking, Front End developer, Database Management, IT support and Maintenance. Taught in kakuma Refugee camp as secondary school teacher under Windle International Kenya. Volunteered with a team to develop School Management Information System for Nakuru Vocationary Training Centre."

Abri Yusuf, Community Outreach

Abri joined Techfugees Kenya in 2020. He has a refugee background and is based in Kakuma, as TF Kenya ambassador. He studied Information Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT). "I am currently giving back to my fellow refugees, teaching my fellow youth how to code using html, css and JavaScript. Apart from that am also teaching basic computer packages."

🙏 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.

Gemma MAY, Voluntary Fundraising Manager

Gemma is an experienced partnerships and fundraising expert who has worked in the UK and East Africa for over 10 years for NGOs, start ups and education institutions. She has raised over $25 million through foundations and private companies and has extensive knowledge on setting up sustainable fundraising strategies and partnerships. She became involved in refugee projects and saw how technology was a game changer to the lives and opportunities of refugees and displaced people. She is passionate about helping refugees get all the access and opportunities they need to change their own lives.

Dominic KIMATHI, Project Manager

Dominic is a Project Management Consultant and Country Rep for Field Buzz in Nairobi,Kenya. When he's not busy coordinating projects with software developers in Germany & Bangladesh, he's busy organizing intimate, acoustic gigs as the City Co-Lead and Partnerships & Logistics Liason at Sofar Sounds Nairobi. Furthermore, he's the New Sponsor and Sponsorship Relations Coordinator at Project Management Institute, Kenyan Chapter. In addition to that, he's in the SDSN Youth Committee of The Great Lakes Region as well as an Advocate of the Global Schools Program.Other than that, in his free time he plants trees and teaches primary kids how to grow and preserve tree nurseries with Miti Alliance. He's also a mentor with Tim Aridi Foundation.

Beryl ONYANGO, Comms

Beryl Onyango is an entrepreneur and a researcher. She has worked on different migration research projects such as access to alternative livelihood options and safe migration for potential migrants. She is currently researching protracted displacement in the urban world. Beryl has worked with different organizations including KickStart International Inc, The University of Nairobi, and Samuel Hall on research projects. She has a passion for migration issues and in the future she intends to use her entrepreneurial skills to help to improve the lives of displaced people by providing them with training and skills to start small businesses.


Nous collaborons avec des organisations très diverses afin de contribuer à des solutions numériques plus pertinentes pour les personnes réfugiées et déplacées. Cliquer sur les logos pour découvrir comment nous collaborons ou avons collaboré par le passé.