I am a great believer that Africa MUST change the way it tackles poverty.
Also bear a particular interest and experience towards ICT4D and C4D that meets the very tenets of the human-centred design approach.
During the 2007/2008 post-election violence (PEV) in Kenya, I was spurred into creating a sustainable means of income for my friends in Nakuru, where youths were being used to perpetrate violence. After the mediation by Kofi Annan, they found themselves in limbo, an opportunity I used to organise them & start a small garbage collection business that thrived enough to rehabilitate 66 youths into meaningful employment.
This inspired my journey into media, social entrepreneurship and youth activism, leading to the creation of Let's Create Africa(LCA), Africa's first B-Corp certified communications social enterprise; leveraging on communication technology to uplift the lives of the bottom million in Africa. We do this by building community-based businesses that drive social change within zero-low income communities. Furthermore, providing them with peer-to-peer training, mentorship, market linkages and micro-funding.
Bearing over 12 years of experience in Pan-African socioeconomic innovation (media, technology & management), I have consulted for over 150 companies (locally & internationally) niched within the start-up, micro, small and medium enterprises & played a pivotal role in workplace mediation, working with various central and local governments, corporates & INGO's as a community developer.
A major highlight of my career is the conceptualization, development & implementation in the construction of one of the biggest regional egg markets along the Kenyan Southern bypass that has provided business opportunities to an estimated 100,000 farmers & improved their income from their usual $8 to $120 a month.
Also, the conceptualisation and management of technology for development (T4D) projects currently valued at $50000 - $120000.
As a brand champion, keynote speaker and TV host, the company & I command an estimated audience of 172,000 followers annually across multiple platforms. We focus on solutions-based storytelling (Constructive/Citizen journalism) as we continue using business as a force for good. I am also a practitioner and advocate for the youth, design thinking, and SDGs.
As a serial social entrepreneur, I am always interested in working with people building businesses that are building Africa (ensuring last-mile impact). If you are looking for a like-minded individual to work with, then Let's Create Africa - reach out to me.
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