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! 🏥

Connecter

Nous connectons des individus et organisations très diverses qui partagent un même objectif : utiliser le numérique pour trouver des solutions aux obstacles auxquels les réfugiés se confrontent autour de l’identité, l’accès à internet et la santé au Kenya.

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Kakuma refugee health

Soutenir

Nous soutenons les personnes réfugiées et les organisations qui les aident souhaitant accéder à des ressources de la communauté entrepreneuriale & tech. Notre projet phare est Faceless Hackers.

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PARTAGER

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.

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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

L'ÉQUipe

Nous sommes à 100% des bénévoles. Si vous souhaiteriez rejoindre nos rangs, 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

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.

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.

Nos PARTENAIRES DANS L'ÉCOSYSTÈME

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.