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!

Nadia Walckhoff-Diakite
  • Nadia Walckhoff-Diakite
  • Fondatrice et présidente de la fondation Life Builders
  • Ivory Coast

À travers la Fondation Life Builders, Nadia apporte à ceux qui sont dans le besoin les briques manquantes et nécessaires pour pérenniser la construction de toute une vie. LifeBuilders a pour vocation principale de donner accès aussi bien au savoir qu’à des ressources humaines et à une architecture permettant de restaurer, relever, et de bâtir un modèle de vie dynamique cohérent et innovant. Nadia crée ainsi des centres de formation et d’apprentissage, notamment dans le développement de nouvelles technologies, afin d’utiliser le numérique comme levier social et professionnel pour les plus défavorisés en Afrique. Aider, écouter et partager sont le leitmotiv de Nadia, qui s’implique avec toute son énergie pour les enfants qui représentent à ses yeux l'espoir du continent Africain.


Malik Koné
  • Malik Koné
  • Mathematics Teacher, Lycée International Jean Mermoz
  • Ivory Coast

In Malik's eyes, learning the scientific culture and values from a very young age is a rich soil on which the world can grow greener and more just. Passionate about nature, people and educational entertainment (‘edutainment’), Malik is an active member of the Akendewa NGO and the founder of ecole.numerique.ci. He currently teaches mathematics in Ivory Coast and he used to teach computer science and mathematics at the William V.S. Tubman University in Liberia to hundreds of underprivileged students living and working in extremely deprived conditions. Prior to teaching, Malik was a researcher at OUNL (Netherlands) and he worked as a computer engineer for Sopra-Steria (France). He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics as well as in Information, Cognition and Learning, both from the Grenoble University, France.  


Moussa Sanou
  • Moussa Sanou
  • Directeur du Informatique Business & Marketing Center
  • Ivory Coast

Moussa est le fondateur et directeur général du Informatique Business & Marketing Center, fournisseur de matériel et solutions informatiques mais aussi centre de développement d'applications et de formation à Abidjan. Avant de lancer ce centre spécialisé, il a enseigné l'informatique dans plusieurs établissements supérieurs de Côte d'Ivoire, a dirigé le service informatique de HEC la Roche et travaillé en tant que designer chez Intelcom Technologie. Membre de l'ONG AKENDEWA, Moussa est titulaire d'un diplôme d'ingénieur de HEC la Roche d'Abidjan.


Linda Nanan Vallée
  • Linda Nanan Vallée
  • LV Fondation Education
  • Ivory Coast

Linda was born and raised in Abidjan, the economic capital city of Ivory Coast, then travelled around the world to study, work, meet people and embrace new cultures.

Over the past ten years she has worked in four different countries as a system test engineer, telco solution architect, project manager and more recently as a customer relationship manager. She has decided to support Africa Code Week as a multilingual ICT Engineer and Certified Project Manager. 

Currently based in Abidjan, Linda is working on a program that helps young people with career orientation, training and job search support, as per her true calling. Linda speaks four languages. She is loving, genuine and grateful for everything she has - and is therefore able to give. 


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