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!
Lukonga Lindunda has over 7 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and development partners. As a startup ecosystem builder, Lukonga is the co-founder and Executive Director of BongoHive, Zambia's first and only Technology and Innovation Hub. This social enterprise contributes to local social and economic development by harnessing the power of information technology and the untapped potential of creative entrepreneurs. Lukonga's mission is to elevate Lusaka and the rest of Zambia as a top destination to live, work, learn, and play by helping entrepreneurs, startups, and growth companies to start, stay, and prosper in the local ecosystem.
Lukonga is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow. He previously worked for VVOB, providing technical assistance in educational projects and programmes by building sustainable and affordable ICT infrastructure and support systems. At USAID-funded Quality Education Services Through Technology (QUESTT) project, he worked on the Interactive Radio Instruction project as Technical Advisor.
Lukonga is also co-founder of Mobile Monday Lusaka, Lead Organiser and Facilitator for Startup Weekend Lusaka, and advisor/mentor to local technology groups such as Asikana Network, Google Developer Group Lusaka, MakerHut, Hacker's Guild, and Ubongo Game Lab.
Charles Mwanza is a developer and teacher with a passion for growing Zambia’s software industry. With over 6 years experience in the software industry, he has acquired solid skills in agile engineering. His passion for software led him to co-found Hackers Guild, a developer bootcamp that teaches how to become a professional web / mobile app developer, inspiring young people to pursue computer science by teaching them how to build cool stuff like games and basic robotics with arduino boards and raspberry pi.
Currently a volunteer teacher at Lusaka International Community School (LICS), Ilze has over 20 years of teaching experience and is passionate about integrating technology into the classroom. She is a certified Apple Educational Trainer and one of her main focusses has been to introduce coding and programming into the school curriculum using programmes such as Scratch, Tynker, Hour of Code and Google’s CS-First Coding Clubs. She is excited to get involved with the Africa Code week and wants to see as many children as possible coding in Zambia!