Nairobi, March 24 ​– SingularityU East Africa has announced the winners of the first ever Global Impact Challenge (GIC) in the region, a competition launched on February 13, 2017 in partnership with ICT Authority, Kenya and the East Africa Community. The SingularityU East Africa GIC was open to applicants from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South…

Nicholas Haan, Ph.D. is the Vice President for Impact and Faculty Chair of Global Grand Challenges Singularity University.   He provides strategic guidance to maximize positive impact in all of Singularity University’s operations and programs—in particular how to leverage exponential technologies and innovation to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Eunice Kariuki is the Director of Partnerships, Innovation and Capacity. Prior to her present position she was the Marketing Director at Kenya ICT Board for 7 years. She also worked in Microsoft as a Public Sector Account Manager in charge of Education in Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastman Kodak and Avro International Aerospace in UK….

Regina Njima heads the Global Impact Challenges program at Singularity University and is dedicated to accelerate and champion socio-economic transformation through innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to this, she had a successful career while working for different organizations, which include the United Nations (UNESCO) and KCB Group.

Francis is a tech evangelist and a social entrepreneur. He is currently the SingularityU Global Impact Challenge East Africa Lead. Francis has worked on several startups and innovation programs/initiatives including  DEMO Africa, ICT Authority, Connected East Africa Innovation Awards, Kenya National Innovation Forum and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in 2015. Francis holds an MBA in…

Tonya’s career started out in the hospitality industry in 1997. As she trudged along, a meeting by chance in 2010 landed her in the creative economy space, and with this her career pivoted. As she was not all too familiar with the new environs, she tripped and fell into the world of ICT. Since the…

Esther is the Executive Director of eMentoring Africa and also an experienced ICT for Development consultant. She has consulted for national, regional and international organizations including: International Trade Center (ITC), Geneva; National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA); Konza ICT Park (through IFC); Kenya ICT Authority, USAID, USDA, UN-FAO among others. She is in the board of…

Over 15 years’ experience in telecommunications in both academia and industry. Currently, Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Multi-Com Technologies, a consultancy firm with main focus on Energy, defense and security communications technologies and applications. Until October 2015, headed Africa-wide sales office for the world’s largest Satellite operator SES S.A. (Luxembourg) addressing Governments and Institutions…

Kaburo Kobia is a Communications and digital media professional with broad experience in project management. She has nearly 20 year experience in digital media and communications. Over the last six years she has worked in Kenya for a government agency managing IT projects specifically focused on promoting local digital content. Her work seeks to ensure…

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