August 2022 – Present

Location: Kenya

The Digital Transformation Centre (DTC) Kenya is an initiative of the German Development Cooperation co-financed by the European Union (EU), established to support the country’s digital transition towards a sustainable and human-centered digital economy and society.

My key role(s) include: –

  • Set up and successfully operationalize the first-ever green Digital Innovation Hub (gDIH) in Kenya/Africa. The Green Digital Innovation Hub (gDIH) is designed to help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya to access technology and innovation resources. The gDIH aims to foster a culture of digital innovation and entrepreneurship by providing MSMEs with the tools, skills, and networks they need to succeed in the digital economy. It will act as a platform to collaborate, learn, and grow while promoting environmentally sustainable business practices.Sectors and technologies with high impact on the green and digital transformation (twin transition) and, simultaneously, high importance to the Kenyan economy have been chosen as a focus of the gDIH. Sectors include Agriculture, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and Energy, while the technology focus has been set to Automation (AI, IoT/Sensor Networks), Cyber/IT Security, and Cloud Computing.
  • Steering the implementation of the Rural Women Entrepreneurs project, a project aimed at ensuring that communities, particularly women, are leading their nutrition improvement through contextually tailored nutrition promotion, agroecological product development, and digital service delivery.
  • Advise other GIZ Kenya projects on how they can include digital approaches in their portfolio
  • Work on strengthening the cooperation with other Digital Transformation Projects/initiatives, regionally & globally, among other roles