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Scientist Profiles

Dr. Paul Yonga

An infectious and tropical diseases physician and clinical epidemiologist who wants to keep people living with HIV in East and Central African region healthy by identifying diseases they are likely to suffer from and finding ways to diagnose and mitigate them.

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Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

A leader equipping women agricultural scientists with research and leadership skills, who is invested in creating a world where women scientists don’t just survive but also thrive, excel and innovate.

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Dr. Shikoh Gitau

A computer scientist and tech innovator with over 10 years of experience in ICT4D technology design and implementation, who is using mathematics and technology to make people’s lives better and contribute to the economic advancement of communities.

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Dr. Stella Bosire

Founder and Executive Director of the Stellah Bosire Fund and a medical physician looking beyond the stethoscope to use science for good and who advocates for health as a human right.

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Mr. Anthony Muthungu

Founder of TotoSci Academy, AlexKyan, and Jenga Citi

A serial entrepreneur, inventor and educator who is always looking for “the loopholes in life” and finding ways to bridge them.

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Dr. Barbara Burmen

Senior Research Officer HIV and TB Implementation Science at KEMRI

A medical doctor, an epidemiologist, researcher and mentor pursuing innovative ways to enhance HIV and TB program outputs to make sure that “The most updated research evidence gets to the end-user.”

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Prof. Bitange Ndemo

Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at University of Nairobi

A leading economist, educator and former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology who is passionate about sharing knowledge and encouraging innovation.

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Dr. Chao Mbogo

Head of Computer Science Department at Kenya Methodist University

An award-winning mentor, leader, innovator, and change-maker whose work in education, mentorship, and research has gained local and international recognition and who is nurturing the next generation of Kenya’s computer scientists.

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Ms. Chepkemoi Magdaline

Founder and Executive Director at EldoHub

A computer scientist who is passionate about girls and women in STEM. She leads EldoHub, a technology and innovation hub, which empowers and supports young people to identify problems in their communities and apply different technologies to solve those problems.

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Dr. Damaris Seleina Parsitau

Director and Lecturer at the Institute of Women, Gender & Development Studies, Egerton University

A Global Scholar at the Brookings Institutions and researcher on religion, gender, and public life who is creating leadership opportunities for women and youth and working with the custodians of culture to create change for girls and women.

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