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!

Raoul Agbeko Tokpa
  • Raoul Agbéko Tokpa
  • Journaliste sur TV2 et fondateur de ZEDEKA MEDIA
  • Togo

Passionné d’art oratoire et de développement personnel, Raoul est journaliste sur TV2 au Togo. Il est également  interprète et formateur en langues des signes. Consultant en Stratégies de communication et réseaux sociaux, il fut Directeur des Programmes et de Production de la RTJ. En 2015, il se lance dans l’entrepreneuriat en fondant ZEDEKA MEDIA, une start-up innovante finaliste du programme Afrique Innovation Entrepreneurs 2016.

Il est également  Directeur Exécutif de l’Association pour la Refondation Laïque du Togo (ARLT), une ONG de médiation et de promotion des valeurs familiales. Il travaille actuellement sur le projet iTOGO, un incubateur de projets et de start-ups numériques.


Eric Arthur Yah-Bi
  • Eric Arthur Yah-Bi
  • Directeur général de ALINK TELECOM Cameroun
  • Cameroon

Passionné des TIC, Eric a toujours exercé dans le domaine des télécoms dans le but de pouvoir transformer son environnement. Il a plusieurs cordes à son arc: Directeur général de ALINK TELECOM Cameroun, il est aussi Ingénieur des solutions de communication Alcatel et certifié GT2F (Logiciel de gestion financière des télécoms). Il fut aussi ingénieur en marketing et management et technicien supérieur en informatique de gestion. Sa passion des TIC le pousse à former la nouvelle génération en lui donnant les armes et outils nécessaires à son insertion professionnelle. 


David Nekongo
  • David Nekongo
  • Mechanical Engineering Student
  • Namibia

Born in the Oshikoto region in northern Namibia, David is currently completing his final year of honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. This techno savvy gentleman is passionate about helping other people, especially those in remote rural areas with little or no access to modern technology. He sees Africa Code Week as a tremendous opportunity to help bridge the digital divide and facilitate ICT learning for those who need it most. 


Theresa Ely-Felino
  • Theresa Ely-Felino
  • Founder of the Community Project Organisation
  • South Africa

Born and raised in the Northern and educated in Cape Cape Town, Theresa founded the NPO - Community Project Organisation. As a trained Facilitator and Moderator with studies in Electrical Engineering, she loves sharing her technology skills and knowledge with children of all ages.


Kesigan Govender
  • Kesigan Govender
  • Education Officer at the KZN Science Centre
  • South Africa

As a student, Kesigan always strived to understand the things he didn’t know much about. This showed in his early days of mending computers for the community he lived in. From there, he started teaching local youth how to use, mend and program computers. His talent led him to join the KZN Science Centre where he knew his thirst for knowledge would be fully quenched.

He trained teams and judges for First Lego league 2013 and taught code to 650 learners during Africa Code Week 2015. He also participated in several focus weeks such as the UNESCO Engineering Week, KZN Municipality Engineering Symposium and Edgewood Career Symposium. He participated in the ‘Keeping a girl in School’ initiative by MiET, showing female learners how to go about choosing careers and subjects. Last but not least, Kesigan successfully implemented the Afrisun Outreach Programme engaging over 100 schools and 33,000 beneficiaries.


Thanduxolo Shannon Zwane
  • Thanduxolo Shannon Zwane
  • Co-founder of the EDF Initiative
  • Swaziland

Thanduxolo is a co-founder of EDF, a newly established organization that focuses on funding education for underprivileged youth in Swaziland, thereby minimizing school dropout due to lack of finances. He is passionate about equipping youth with relevant skills that foster self-sustainability. He currently works for the Innovation Park under the Royal Science and Technology Park, which aims to stimulate startup and growth of technology-intensive and knowledge-based industries. Thanduxolo holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the National Taiwan University of Technology, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Swaziland.  


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