Mutembei Kariuki
Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative Regional Coordinator - East Africa

Currently working with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Development Cooperation, GIZ) as the Make-IT in Africa Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative Regional Coordinator - East Africa where supporting innovations in Digital for Agriculture is a large focus of the project. Mutembei has been interested in technology, entrepreneurship and leadership development and worked with the organisation in Kenya, Austria, India, and Japan. He has been involved in social entrepreneurship through AIESEC and worked in Brazil, India and The Philippines to support social enterprises with Potencia Ventures. His passion for Technology then lead him to Japan where he was part of the transfer of hazardous waste treatment technology to Kenya by building a partnership between Japanese companies, the Kenya and Japanese governments. He also spent this time learning about emerging technologies such as the Internet of things and 3D printing that he believes will radically improve the quality of life for humanity. Mutembei holds degrees in Economics and Information Systems. A fun fact is that he has been part of a social reality TV show called Imagine Afrika that took him to South Africa, Mozambique and Rwanda and was broadcast in over 40 countries as part of an African Media initiative to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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