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!
Co-founded and run by Natacha, BiHUB is the very first Techpreneur Hub in Burundi, bringing together young talents in an environment conducive to innovation through capacity building, collaboration, networking, entrepreneurship culture and a sense of service to society. Prior to BiHUB, Natacha spent over 14 years working with global organizations in South Africa, Canada and Burundi. Passionate about women and youth empowerment and a philanthropist at heart, she was nominated in the Top 20 women entrepreneurs who are spearheading a new entrepreneurial spirit in Rwanda in 2016. Natacha also founded a non-profit organization (AJEJI) which supports vulnerable women and children in Burundi. Her mission in life is to be a ray of hope for her community...and according to many, she is already.
Aphrodice MUTANGANA, social entrepreneur, kLab General Manager( www.klab.rw), a tech innovation space in Kigali, he Founder and Managing Director of FOYO Group Ltd, www.foyo.rw, a company that designed and developed Foyo M-health mobile application and www.napteker.com which is an African online systematic pharmaceutical directory that provides education and information to its users on important issues pertaining to drugs in Africa, such as dosage, drug & food interaction and side effect etc. Information on the platform is classified by country in the first phase, free of charge, focusing only on Africa, an interactive, user friendly platform.
Initiator of tech Support Incike initiative www.incike.rw , which is a mobile crowd funding that had been used to address one of the problems faced by a portion of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, locally known as “INCIKE”. These are people, whose family members were all decimated during the Genocide, and they are left all alone today and they are more than 70 years old. Initiator of idea, www.mutangana.rw , good idea for great entrepreneurs, people share business ideas, successful people with their strategic advice and more than 45 crowd funding online platform that will work as a source of startup capital which is a big issue in our developing countries.
Member of Global Shapers, Kigali Hub and Member of Private Sector Federation/ICT Chamber. Co-founder of WeareAfrican http://weareafrican.org/ an open online discussion forum platform where people from all the corners of the world can share ideas/homegrown solution of what has to be done in African countries.
Ever since childhood, Nadine has been passionate about computers and eager to break phones and computers open just to see what's inside. No wonder she now holds a Master's degree in big data and computer security. For Nadine, code is no unknown in her happiness equation - so much so that she wants to empower an entire generation through digital transformation.
Back in 2009, she started noticing that most of the girls she met and exchanged with were unaware of their talents. This is how, a couple of years later, she became a member of the Organization for Women in Science for Developing World (OWSD) and never stopped encouraging girls to embrace science ever since.
Committed to become a faithful advocate for girls in ICT, Nadine currently teaches at various private universities while overseeing the association of girls promoting ICT in Burundi.