Shikoh Gitau

Dr. Gitau was born to a poor family, but had a talent for math, and was able to get funding to pursue her MSc in Computer Science, and later her PhD at the University of Capetown. While at UCT, she designed a simple but powerful mobile-phone based system called "Ummeli" to connect skilled workers from the …

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Evans Wadongo

Wadongo, who grew up in rural Kenya, made his mark early by designing a solar lamp made from mostly recycled materials that could be easily built. In his first year in college, he used part of his student loan to produce more of the lamps – and eventually transformed the project into Sustainable Development for …

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Jamila Abass

Jamila was recently named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders from Africa. Prior to the YGL initiative, Jamila was CEO and Co-Founder of M-Farm, seeking to help farmers trapped in subsistence agriculture move into commercial farming by leveraging available mobile technology to provide needed real-time information and incentivise collective action. Using …

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Rubayat Khan

Rubayat Khan is a serial social entrepreneur, development practitioner and data scientist from Bangladesh specialized in the innovative use of low-cost technologies to solve important global development challenges. Rubayat co-founded mPower Social Enterprises in 2008, an organization working at the cutting edge of ICT4D and M4D (Mobile for Development), and has in that capacity built …

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Regina Agyare

Regina Agyare is a young, dynamic, social entrepreneur who is finding new ways to harness technology to promote social change in West Africa. Agyare graduated from Ghana’s Ashesi University in 2005 as one of the top software developers in her class with a degree in Computer Science.  After graduation, Regina was hired by a prestigious …

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