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Africa: Seizing Entrepreneurial Opportunities

TAN Monthly Networking Event - Introducing Digital Divide Data's Work in Kenya

The African Network (TAN)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Santa Clara, CA

TAN Monthly Networking Event - Introducing Digital...

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Introducing Digital Divide Data's Work in Kenya

 

Program Description

Digital Divide Data (DDD) is a social enterprise that delivers data solutions to clients worldwide.  DDD creates better future for disadvantaged youth in emerging economies through employment in a financially sustainable business.  DDD launched in Kenya in 2011; the business has grown rapidly to employ 250 staff.  The company uses a model called "Impact Sourcing" to employ and support the higher education of young women and men from slum areas in Nairobi.

  • Event Program Outline:

             5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking (Lite Snack and Drinks)
             6:00 - 6:45 PM: Program Presentation - Ms. Amolo Ng'weno,  Digital Divide Data Kenya
             6:45 - 7:25 PM: Q&A + Open Discussions
             7:25 - 8:30 PM: Final Networking

             Please RSVP by July 10, 2013

  • Amolo Ng'weno's Bio:  Ms. Amolo Ng'weno is Managing Director of Digital Divide Data Kenya.  Amolo came to DDD from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she served as Deputy Director in the Financial Services for the Poor team in the Global Development Program. As Deputy Director she worked to improve scale, range and impact of financial services available to the poor in developing countries. Prior to her work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Amolo worked in Kenya, her native country, where she was the COO of the Trust for African Rock Art. She also was a co-founder of Africa Online, East Africa's first internet provider, still operating in eight countries. Amolo holds a B.A. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University and a Master's in Public Affairs from Princeton University.

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About The African Network (TAN)

Founded in 2004, The African Network (TAN)is one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the USA dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship among people of African descent everywhere and assisting entrepreneurs interested in doing business in Africa. TAN’s goals include building successful business enterprises across a variety of technology-driven industry platforms through education, networking, and mentoring. TAN also provides business professionals with employment opportunities throughout the African continent with a primary mission to create a vital ecosystem for American entrepreneurs to excel and succeed in science and technology investment partnerships in one of the world’s fastest emerging markets: Africa.

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When & Where


Nor1, Inc. (Building 7)
3255 Scott Boulevard
#120
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)


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The African Network (TAN)

The African Network, TAN, is a global non-profit organization with the sole mandate of fostering entrepreneurship and technology among people of African descent. TAN was founded in Silicon Valley, California in 2004 to provide a support structure and network for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and community leaders worldwide. The objective of TAN is to leverage all available resources through networking, education, training, and mentoring to develop entrepreneurship and enable community development among all people of African descent.

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