Lead Ambassadors

The Lead Ambassador is your main anchor for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support in your country. Feel free to reach out to them on social 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!

Ademola Olajide Ajayi
  • Ademola Olajide Ajayi
  • Africa Code Week Ambassador in
  • Nigeria

Ademola (a.k.a.: ‘Ade’) is a Team Manager at SAP Ireland. Passionate about Ed-Tech, creativity and innovation, Ade is the founder of CODERINA, an NGO working to promote and strengthen coding and STEM skills acquisition among African students and teachers. He is involved in several STEM /Coding initiatives such as: EU Code week, CoderDojo and FIRST LEGO® League. Ade is a jury on the Ireland FLL Championship panel and coordinates similar activities in Nigeria. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science as well as a PMI membership & Graduate Certificate in Innovation in Social Enterprise from the Dublin City University

Ibrahim Khafagy
  • Ibrahim Khafagy
  • ACW Ambassador in
  • Egypt

Ibrahim has been supporting Africa Code Week as a Lead Coding Instructor since day one, empowering thousands and teachers and students all over Africa.

He joined SAP in May 2015 as SAP University Alliances program associate, looking after and developing the SAP University Alliance program in Egypt: Successful participant of the SAP Young Professional Program in 2014, Ibrahim graduated with 3 well-deserved SAP Certifications in SAP Fincancial Accounting, SAP Business Process Integration and SAP Project Management. Ibrahim also came in as second place in best performance out of the 19 participants and 370 applicants to the program. Prior to working for SAP, Ibrahim worked as a financial analyst for Moore Stephens Egypt Consultancy Agency.

Ibrahim also had an illustrious soccer career, where he played for two of the top Egyptian soccer teams Al Ahly Club and Zamalek Club. He has also represented Egypt while playing for the U-17 and U-19 national team. During his time at the University, he was the captain of the American University in Cairo soccer team.

Ibrahim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with specialization in finance from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Moussa Sanou
  • Moussa Sanou
  • Vice President of TIC4Ed
  • Ivory Coast

Passionate about technology and knowledge sharing, Moussa is a computer engineer, teacher and tech entrepreneur. Vice-President of TIC4Ed, a nonprofit promoting digital culture, Africa Code Week Ambassador in Côte d'Ivoire since 2015, Moussa also trains Africa Code Week teachers and trainers in Côte d'Ivoire, Congo and Burkina Faso.

A member of the board of the Réseau des FabLabs Francophones d'Afrique de l'Ouest (ReFFAO) and of the West Africa Blockchain, Moussa is a fervent advocate of equal opportunities, schooling for girls and computer coding education from an early age.

Poncelet O. Ileleji
  • Poncelet O. Ileleji
  • CEO of Jokkolabs Banjul
  • Gambia

Poncelet is a Computer Scientist with 25 years in the field; he has been involved with ICT for D, EdTech, Internet Governance and Health Informatics as a lecturer, researcher and consultant. He currently leads Jokkolabs Banjul in the Gambia, part of the Jokkolabs Network of hubs across Africa. 

Prior to this, Poncelet served as the country coordinator for the World Links program in the Gambia from 2001 to 2005. Funded and initiated by the World Bank, the program adopted a constructivist approach to teaching with ICT that emphasized a shift away from teacher centered lecture-based instruction towards student-centered, project-based learning. 

Among the many hats he wears for his nation and beyond, Poncelet is a founding member and former President of the Information Technology Association of the Gambia, national resource person for the West African Internet Governance Forum, Adviser to Ministry of Information Communication and Infrastructure, representative of Computer Frontiers in the Gambia and active member of the Association for Progressive Communication. He also served on the Working Group for WG 3 – Privacy and Transparency Online for Freedom Coalition. On the fellowship side, Poncelet has been part of Mirandanet and the open technology fund with a focus on digital integrity.

Andriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana
  • Andriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Habaka Innovation Hub
  • Madagascar

Andriankoto is a new media social entrepreneur and pioneer in Madagascar. Co-founder and CEO of the Habaka-Madagascar Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organisation supporting local youth with technology and entrepreneurship), Andriankoto is also an international consultant who understands the power of technology when it comes to socio-economic development in Africa.

Selected as a TED Fellow by the famous TED organization, Andriankoto was recognized in 2009 as an outstanding young world leader who demonstrated achievement and potential, especially in improving the lives of young people in his local communities. 

In 2014, Andriankoto was ranked among the top 100 young economic leaders of Africa by the internationallyrenowned Choiseul Institute for International Politics and Geo-economics. The annual independent study ‘Choiseul 100 Africa’ recognizes the economic leaders of Africa aged 40 or less, who will play a major role in Africa's economic development in the near future. 

Maimouna Maiga
  • Maimouna Maiga
  • Coordonnatrice de Jokkolabs
  • Niger

Passionnée par l’informatique et les nouvelles technologies, Maimouna a coordonné l’organisation d’Africa Code Week au Niger en 2019.

Coordonnatrice de Jokkolabs Niger, elle partage son temps entre les actions humanitaires et tout ceux qui touche à l'éducation des enfants, ce qui lui a valu le surnom de "Maman e-Takara"; e-Takara junior étant une compétition pour jeunes talents.

Après vingt ans aux Etats-Unis, Maimouna rentre au Niger en 2018, désireuse d'apporter sa touche au développement de son pays et de motiver la diaspora à revenir en Afrique pour mettre son savoir au service du continent. Elle croit en une Afrique émergente et indépendante grâce à l’implication de cette diaspora et à la formation des jeunes aux nouvelles technologies.

Maimouna est titulaire d’un Master en informatique.