Keynote Speakers

2020  - 2021

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Dr. David Bukusi

A licensed Psychiatrist, Counsellor, and Mentor, with over 25 years of study, research, and treatment of patients with respect to Mental Health. Currently the director of VCT & HIV Prevention unit, the Youth
Centre and the AIDS Control Unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital. His research interests include masculinities and their attendant psychological
vulnerabilities in the field of health and 'adolescent resilience.

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Joseph Obwanda

A Practical Theologian, Public Speaker, Author, Excellency Coach with over 3 decades of uninterrupted experience in youth mentorship. Founder and Director of HESHIMIKA Foundation, an establishment for social
values enrichment and transformation. With a strong bias towards personal and professional excellence as authored in 4 books, including 'Become Your Excellency' and 'Time Valuation'

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Tonee Ndung'u

CEO at Kytabu & #MyAfricanStartupStory podcast. An angel investor and partner of East African impact investment firm One Village Fund, and spokesperson for Dyslexia. A global speaker with prior speaking engagement including TEDxNairobi, TEDxKibera, TEDxPSU and TEDxChange Amsterdam

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Nanjira Sambuli

A researcher, policy analyst and advocacy strategist interested in and working on understanding the unfolding impacts of ICT adoption and how those impact governance, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal culture, with a keen focus on gender implications.  Currently leads policy advocacy to promote digital equality in access to and use of the web at the  World Wide Web Foundation. 

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2019

Uduak Amimo

Chairperson and Executive Director of Ramani Life Group.

An outstanding career in Journalism with Reuters Television, the Voice of America, the BBC World Service, and Citizen TV.

2017 Boehm Media Fellow & Bloomberg Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellow, 2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute.

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Dr. Collins Odote

An advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Senior Lecturer in
Law at the University of Nairobi. Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in
Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP). Dr. Odote is a governance expert, skilled
process facilitator, and public thought leader, and is passionate about young people and their role in society.

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Nicole Wasuna

Head of Digital Communications at Kenya Revenue
Authority.

2019 recipient of UNWomen’s
‘Making Every Woman and Girl Count’ research grant.

Sits on the Board of Directors of The School Series Programme.

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Scheaffer Okore

Vice Chairperson of Ukweli Party.

Chief of trade and investment at the Pan African Chamber of Commerce.

2018 Obama Africa Leaders Fellow.

Partnership board member of MS-TCDC in Arusha, Tanzania and an advisory board member of The She tank in Abuja, Nigeria.

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2018

Prof. Robert Gateru

Vice Chancellor, Riara University.

Recognized as a Distinguished Scholar by the ICT Association of Kenya, and was also recognized by the Business Daily as one of Kenya’s Top 40 under 40 men in 2012.

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Sunny Bindra

Sunny is Kenya's renowned business advisor, writer, educator, and public speaker. Sunny runs 'Fast Forward', a leadership development program. He is also a member of the Advisory Board at the Strathmore Business School. Sunny is a weekly columnist on the Sunday Nation and the author of 'Crown your Customer', 'The Peculiar Kenyan' and 'The Bigger Deal'.

Fatuma Adan

Fatuma is the founder and Executive Director of HODI Africa, a non-governmental organization that carries out development programs in the Horn of Africa through football for peace & women empowerment. Fatuma is the winner of the 2011 Stuttgart Peace Prize award, as well as the 2018 Zuri Awards winner in the Innovation Category.

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