Nils KaiserFounder, Digital Development Advisor at Kaikai - ICT4D and Digital Development
Nils Kaiser is an adviser for Digital Development and ICT4D, and recently founded www.kaikai.dev by building a team of African consultants.
He is based in Dakar and provides strategic, program design and technical consulting to organizations like PATH, ITU and GIZ. His work focuses on West Africa, and he believes in strengthening local ownership, collaboration between actors as well as the power of partnerships with the private sector.
He recently supported the COVID-19 response in Senegal via the Digital sector and citizen's initiative DaanCovid. In 2014, he launched the National Call Center for the Ebola response in Guinea and subsequently led digital programs for disease surveillance in Sierra Leone. He has worked for USAID's innovation lab on supporting the government of Guinea in building capacity and ownership for Digital Health and in partnering with mobile operators.
He has a background in Public Administration and Political Science, a M.Sc. in Information Systems from London School of Economics and Political Science, and more than 15 years of experience in IT.