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!
Ernestina Appiah is the founder and CEO of Ghana Code Club. She is a Virtual Assistant by profession and a social entrepreneur. Married with 2 children, Tina lives and operates from her home office in Accra. With her 14-year experience in the IT industry and burning passion for technology, Tina decided to spread coding literacy among the young generation. Aside from inspiring elementary school children to learn technology, Tina also mentors young women from secretarial schools into tech entrepreneurship. Named by the BBC as one of the 100 most inspirational women in the world in 2015, Tina is the very first Ghanaian woman to make it to the prestigious BBC 100 Women Series, which started in 2013.
Project manager and head of innovation at Bantou Telecom - a digital services provider based in Douala, Carole is also the Managing Director of 24Labs, a coworking space that she plans to turn into a true technology hub for Central Africa. She holds an Engineering degree in Networking and Project Management as well as a Masters degree in IT Security. Her passion for African startups and digital entrepreneurship also feed her inspiration as Chief Editor of Tech9, a webzine dedicated to ICT news in Africa.
Obum has been with Google since 2007, where he co-founded the Google Educator Groups community program, helping educators around the world bring education technology solutions to the classroom. Obum also launched skills development initiatives in universities across Africa, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, empowering millions of students with digital marketing and software development skills. Obum is passionate about leveraging the power of technology to help people live, work and unveil their greatest potential.
Bruck is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of InfinEth Solutions. He has worked on various ICT assignments for the United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa in Ethiopia as well as for the United Nations Logistics Base in Italy. Technology speaker and lecturer at the Addis Ababa University and Unity University, Bruck also hosts a weekly technology program on AfroFM 105.3 where he shares his passion for entrepreneurship, collaboration and technology. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Addis Ababa University as well as a Master's degree in Digital Signal Processing from the Aalborg University in Denmark.
Dorsaf Benna Chelly is the Founder and President of ITA association "Informatics Tunisian Association"and the founder of the National Olympiad programming TOP and of the national competition Scratch TUCS. She is also inspector of colleges and schools providing training for computer science teachers and working on ICT curriculum. She chairs an ambitious project in Tunisia "Coding is a right" that helps Tunisian kids enjoy coding.