Ida Nganga

Leading Trainer and Consultant in Kenya

Ida Nganga

Leading Trainer and Consultant in Kenya

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The winner of the African Leadership Top Award 'Outstanding Mentor', Ida Ng'ang'a, champions Sustainable Development initiatives, provides technical expertise, and connects partners and funders to aid this process, for the Regional Consortium of Experts for Development. FOCUS: Policy & Sustainability, ICT solutions, professional management and youth/women skills development.

She acts as consulting advisor to government, NGOs, civil society and private sector in these key areas.

She is extremely passionate about tech and believes that it is the best catalyst for assured impact.

She is the former Chair for Outreach for Kenya | Internet Society and currently Africa Code Ambassador, Cape Town Science Centre/UNESCO/SAP. She also leads Internet for Education conversations globally for the Internet Society.

Other roles and accolades:

Co-Chair- Internet for Development Global Community & Women in STEM

Vice Chair - National Focus Group on SDGs at Office of the Auditor General

Mentor - Presidential Digitalent Program

Board Member - National Committee on Character & Creativity for Schools by GPF and Ministry of Education

Board Member - National Committee on AGOA (African Growth Opportunities Act) Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade

Gender Lead - Kenya Android Developers and Ai Kenya

Founder - FEM-HUB Africa, a centre of excellence for women's innovations

Facilitator - Sustainability & Project Management across Africa and an Internet Governance & Building Community Wireless Networks Trainer

She is a MARA MENTOR and her ultimate purpose is to enable, empower and inspire the next generation of African leaders. Therefore, on a personal level, she focuses on mentoring youth in learning institutions & community highlighting how ICT affects SDGs eg gender, climate change, peace & entrepreneurship as well as being an integral part of the 'Be Prepared' #internet4Dev Initiative, a campaign for girls’ education in digital literacy & online safety.

She has thousands of 'mentees' under her wing (some of them leading as many as 100,000 youth)

Recognitions:

Prolific Woman 2015 by Mara Foundation & the United Nations for her work in mentoring youthful entrepreneurs and young women in Africa

Runner-Up to an eminent high court judge in the Timeless Woman Governance Award, 2016

Africa IOT Innovation Award, 2018

Former Director for Leadership, ICT & Entrepreneurship at the Global Peace Foundation

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