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!
Judith Owigar is a co-founder and the Operations Director of Akirachix, a revolution for African women and technology. Through Akirachix’ activities, she seeks to increase the number of women who design technological solutions and to change women’s perception of technology. In 2015, Judith shared a panel with President Barack Obama of the U. S. and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. She is a member of the Africa WeTech (Women Enhancing Technology) Leadership Council, a 2015 East African Acumen Fellow and a 2014 International Focus fellow. In 2012 and 2009 Judith was named as one of the Top 40 under 40 Women by the Business Daily newspaper in Kenya. In 2012, she was named as one of the 10 African voices to follow on twitter by CNN. Judith was recognized with the Anita Borg Change Agent Award 2011 by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. She holds a Masters in Applied Computing and a degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi.
Joe Kamau is the Country Director at Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) in Kenya. In this role he oversees YTF’s 3D Africa designed to inspire STEM learning and skills acquisition. In addition to providing software development and mobile application training, 3D Africa teaches youth to use 3D modeling software and hardware tools. A technophile, Joe is passionate about the intersection of technology with entrepreneurship and education. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and is an avid web designer and animation guru.
Prior to joining Camara in March 2014, Masoud has been working as a high school teacher, an Early Childhood Development teacher trainer, and managed an Early Childhood Project for the Aga Khan Foundation between 2007- 2012. He also worked for Chemonics International, the USAID-funded Kenya Transition Initiative between 2012 and 2014. As a Country director for Camara, Masoud works towards enhancing education and the use of ICT within Kenyan schools and the general community.