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!
Directeur de l’Institut de Formation à Distance de l’université Alioune Diop de Bambey au Sénégal, le Professeur Alassane Diop travaille activement sur l'apport des TIC au développement du continent Africain avec l’équipe Tic4Dev R&D. Parallèlement à ses activités d’enseignant-chercheur, il est fondateur et co-fondateur de PME et structures de formation en informatique au Sénégal, en Suisse et au Canada, (SeriSoftware-Services, EPFI, ABaDiaDa Technologie, continentpremier.com).
Après avoir obtenu un Doctorat ès Science Informatique de l'université de Genève ainsi qu'un diplôme de l’Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis au Sénégal, il a occupé plusieurs postes à responsabilité au niveau national et international. Il est membre fondateur et responsable informatique & NTIC de l’Association ETIC-Nord-sud (Espaces Technologies Information Communication) à Genève.
Auteur du livre « Laboratoires à distance de télématique et réseaux, Analyse, conception et étude de cas pratiques pour l'enseignement en ligne » et d’articles scientifiques dans le domaine de l’enseignement à distance et des nouvelles technologies, il a conçu plusieurs logiciels et plateformes d’apprentissage en ligne (MapSup, MapClim, LMDPRO, e-garderie, e-ecole, KMT, SIFEC…).
Agang holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from The University of Botswana and currently in final year for Masters in Science in the same field. In her early career Agang worked as a Research Assistant in Universitat de Bundeswehr; Munich, Germany. Currently her work experience includes technical duties with the Department of Information Technology at the University of Botswana. Agang is passionate about education and is co-founder of The Clicking Generation-ICT Academy for Kids and Teens; a program that offers computing and technology curriculum to kids and teens. She is currently National Expert for UN-World Summit Award Organization, Ambassador-ITU Young Innovator Competition and Ambassador-Africa Code Week. In these roles she partakes in encouraging Botswana youngsters in the Information Technology field on issues of innovation and e-content creation. A previous Champion for the local Google Developer Group she is now an Advisor to the same. Agang was recently elected as Board Member of Botswana Academy of Sciences. As an ICT Youth Advocate she has worked with UN Agencies to disseminate information on the Post 2015 Development Agenda especially to the youth population. She works closely with relevant stakeholders to implement Girls in ICT programs throughout Botswana.
Agang is a Brightest Young Minds Alumni 2015, a selection of top 100 young Africans contributing to their communities, sponsored by Barclays Africa. Recently in 2016, Agang forms part of the prestigious Tony Elumelu Foundation Mentorship program, being mentored by a successful and seasoned thought leader, Tony Elumelu. She has also been selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow 2016, an initiative by U.S. State Department.
Born in Cameroon, Louis is passionate about ICT. After several years in Asia, this International Commerce graduate decided to move back to his home country in order to help build and sustain the new economy, leveraging his 10-year business experience to nurture the African digital culture.
A few months ago, Louis decided to take yet another amazing challenge: make the Internet accessible by all, at lower costs, through the Omni-net project.
Ambassador of London-based charity One Young World, Mooketsi is part of the Top Under 30 Influential Young People in Botswana. He founded Ngwana Enterprises in 2009, a privately owned company focusing on Education, Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation, where he currently serves as CEO. Ngwana Enterprises explores and assesses the role of entrepreneurship in national economic growth- with specific reference to the contribution and development of the entrepreneurial mindset among students in Botswana.
Mooketsi serves in the Board of Directors of several organizations in South Africa, the US and Guinea, signing international MoUs with organisations such as the Kauffman Foundation which finances the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week and the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Part of the Lions Africa Board of 50 African Entrepreneurship supported by the Barack Obama Administration, Ngwana Enterprises is building partnerships with governments, policy makers, corporations, start-ups, foundations, community and strategic partners across Africa and the Sub-Saharan region, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation as a key leverage to tackle unemployment, support job creation the world economy at large.
Mooketsi began his career in private university teaching where he was instrumental in the development of modern digital language learning systems recommendations for institutions of higher learning in Botswana. He is currently completing his Mphil in Development Finance at the Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa.
Iskander has been building and managing IT solutions for the past 18 years. He started his career in the the videogame industry, from technical positions all the way up to management. Expert in complex distributed delivery models and producer of an AAA videogame, Iskander has also built and managed a Software Factory for both local and nearshore activities. For the past 5 years, he has been heading a Global Delivery Center in CasaBlanca for ATOS, European leader in IT service management, where he manages turnaround and industrial development with 600+ staff while helping the company position itself amongst the biggest IT service companies in Morocco. Iskander has an educational background in Engineering and he holds an MBA in international management.
Certified master instructor in technology and entrepreneurship, Mustafa has an extensive background in ICT, Networking & Multimedia, Job Placement, Social Research, Small Business Development and Specialized Entrepreneurship. Over the past year, he has been contributing to several innovation solutions implemented by Ngwana Enterprises in Botswana. He also managed a successful Tech competition program for youth in his home country of Somaliland. This program has been replicated in Botswana through Ngwana Enterprises to help tackle rising youth unemployment through technology innovations programs. As the official Africa Code Week Ambassador in Botswana, Mustafa is now rolling out a strategy and program to implement Africa Code Week in more than 50 primary schools across the country.
Mustafa graduated from the Hargeisa University faculty of IT and later joined a Masters program in Telecommunication Engineering at the Rift Valley University.