Ambassadors

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!

Charles Ikem
  • Charles Ikem
  • Designer, Policy Labs Africa
  • Nigeria

Charles is a service designer with experience working in design, digital technology and research. Charles has worked with CELT in Birmingham and Amazon both in the UK and Paradigm Initiative Nigeria. He is passionate about design-led startups, design thinking, technology and UX. Charles is the founder of PolicyLab Africa, a social enterprise that uses design methods to approach social problems in Africa in areas such as education, poverty, health, jobs and urban innovation.Charles is a Liverpool Fan.


Thuto Paul Gaotingwe
  • Thuto Paul Gaotingwe
  • Managing Director, Modisar
  • Botswana

Thuto is a problem solver. He gets inspiration from solving local problems with relevant, innovative technologies. Founder and managing director of Modisar, an award winning precision livestock management startup, Thuto is also the Botswana Country Manager for the Ampion Venture Bus and a trainer at a local developer group called Codetswana.


Obum Ekeke
  • Obum Ekeke
  • Co-founder, Google Educator Groups program, Google Education
  • Pan-African

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 Sewnet
  • Bruck Sewnet
  • Co-founder & CTO, InfinEth Solutions
  • Ethiopia

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.


Dimgba Kalu
  • Dimgba Kalu
  • Founder, TechNigeria
  • Nigeria

Dimgba is an software developer with Integrated Business Network where he leads the development of swishindex.com, an online information verification and authentication platform. He is the co-founder of LearnCode, an initiative that is teaching young people and school children how to code. Since July, 2014 when LearnCode was birthed, he has partnered with several organizations like Zillion Group, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and other institutions to teach at least about 60 students and young people how to write codes and develop computer applications. He believes that coding is the literacy of the future and should be taught early to every child. Dimgba is also the founder and team lead of TechNigeria, an African focused technology news aggregator. Dimgba has served as an Innovation Fellow of HalaNigeria/Code4Africa and also as an Ambassador of Hack4Good (A social initiative that bring designers and developers together to develop applications for climate change).
 
Dimgba is an internet and technology entrepreneur, an ardent lover of codes, interested in UI/UX, mobile technology, startups and technology for development. He has a degree in Computer science


Dorsaf Benna Chelly
  • Dorsaf Benna Chelly
  • Founder & President of ITA (Informatics Tunisian Association)
  • Tunisia

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. 


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