Ambassadors are your local anchors for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support. Feel free to reach out to them to get started on hosting your own coding workshops or simply get introduced to other interested schools / organizations. They are here to help you engage as many children and youth as possible in your community!

Mphatso Nyirenda
  • Mphatso Nyirenda
  • Assistant Technical Manager, mHub
  • Malawi

Mphatso is passionate about teaching coding skills to children and youth In her role as Assistant Technical Manager at mHub, she oversees activities organized as part of the Children’s Coding Club.

She holds an Advanced Diploma in Information System Support from The Polytechnic, University of Malawi.

Aisha Abdul-Qadir
  • Aisha Abdul-Qadir
  • Deputy Director, Mombasa Girls in STEM
  • Kenya

Aisha Abdul-Qadir is Deputy Director and Lead Trainer at Mombasa Girls in STEM. A Web developer passionate about online security, she loves exposing girls to STEM skills and encouraging them to venture in tech careers. She also serves the Technovation Challenge Kenya as a mentor and co-organizes the Django Girls Mombasa workshop.

Dickson Kasote
  • Dickson Kasote
  • UNESCO Youth Mobile
  • Namibia

Dickson has worked for the UNESCO in Windhoek as a Consultant for Education for Sustainable Development and Social and Human Sciences. He also implemented a project entitled "UNESCO YouthMobile" with a goal to empower youth with the skills and confidence to develop mobile apps for sustainable development.

Passionate about youth and skills development, Dickson believes that ICTs and mobile technologies have the potential to reduce youth unemployment, income inequalities and poverty. He also believes that women empowerment in the mobile and ICT industry is key to sustainable development in Africa.

Dickson holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) Degree in Media Studies. 

Temitayo Adegoke
  • Temitayo Adegoke
  • Team Head, Euidem IT Solutions
  • Nigeria

Passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and education, Temitayo is an IT consultant, web/software developer and trainer with over 7 years ICT experience. He currently serves Euidem IT Solutions as Team Head, including Euidem Academy, the training arm of the company with several thousands of people trained on coding so far via the Google CS First program and the CodeLagos initiative of the Lagos State Government. 

He is part of The Lean on Me (LOM) project and several SDG projects. He received business and entrepreneurial training from the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos Business School and SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy). 

Okoedoh Abraham
  • Okoedoh Abraham
  • STEM Educator, CODERINA
  • Nigeria

Okoedoh is a STEM Educator with CODERINA Educational Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that works to encourage IT development, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Passionate about helping young people (especially in underserved areas) access foundational and lifelong transferable skills using technology, he believes that youth empowerment through ICT will radically reduce the high rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria.

This is how he became an Africa Code Week Ambassador for his country, successfully empowering 1,000+ students and 400 teachers across several communities with coding tools and skills over the past few years. 

Anu Balogun
  • Anu Balogun
  • Manager, PCM team, SAP
  • Nigeria

Anu joined the big SAP family in 2007 and believes in empowering her team to be the best at what they do. She understands that, when it comes to teamwork, every member of the team matters; and that when it comes to digital education in the 21st century, every child must be empowered. 

On her free time, she enjoys painting, meditating and practicing yoga. Anu has an M.Sc. in Software Engineering from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore county.