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10 - 11 May 2022
Nairobi, Kenya

Nekesa Were
Director of Strategy at AfriLabs

Profile

Nekesa is the Director of Strategy at AfriLabs, a Pan African network of 240 hubs across 48 African countries. She leads the planning and execution of AfriLabs’ strategy to consistently elevate innovators across the African continent. 

Nekesa also works as a Strategy Advisor at SNDBX, a collective of SME experts working to ensure sustainable growth for SMEs across Africa by delivering targeted and affordable long term training as well as business coaching.

Nekesa has worked at the heart of the tech and innovation ecosystem in Kenya and in Africa for 10 years, 8 of which were with iHub, Kenya’s leading innovation hub. 

She provides leadership across Africa’s innovation ecosystem by serving on the boards of Creatives Garage, a multi-disciplinary space for artistes and Missing Child Ke, a community-led portal that works with the child protection sector and the public to share information on missing children using various media platforms and increase search efforts at no cost to the affected families. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Building ecosystems for the next wave of start-ups

    11:05
  • Working Across the Aisle: Building Partnerships to Counter Disinformation

    15:30