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East Africa Com
25 - 26 April 2023
Radisson Blu NairobiNairobi

Nekesa Were
Director of Strategy at AfriLabs


Nekesa is the Director of Strategy at AfriLabs, a Pan African network of 320 hubs across 51 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 creative sectors across Africa for over a decade.

She provides leadership across Africa’s innovation ecosystem by serving on the boards of 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 and Kiron, an EdTech nonprofit that provides quality education for refugees & underserved communities worldwide.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Empowering SMEs as the Engine of East Africa's Tech Revolution