The Africa Gathering team is carefully made up of individuals who are actively doing something of benefit to ordinary people in Africa. Our team members have experience of business, education, activism, technology, music, art, broadcasting and media. We work together to use all of these skills to help everybody share ideas of positive change in Africa. We go extra miles to support and empower our fellow Africans. We are always pushing for excellence in the Continent. We truly believe in the power of Sharing ideas for positive change and we have outstanding ambassadors and advisors supporting us every day to best serve you.
Africa Gathering is continually working towards building a unique global offline and online network of creative and passionate people. We support in country-teams leaders that host events in Africa to better serve their communities. Ask Africa Gathering how you to can host your own Gather-In.
Find out more about our team of volunteers below.
Hello, I am Mariéme Jamme. I was born in Senegal, London based CEO, blogger, social entrepreneur and technologist. I am profoundly dedicated and committed to empowering my fellow Africans through education, leadership and economic development. I was named one of Forbe’s ’20 youngest power women in Africa 2012′ , nominated by the guardian african community network as one of the African women to watch in 2013 and recently nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Hello, I am Edward Scotcher. I am passionate about Innovation and Africa, having first hand experience of how even simple technology can be used to improve people’s lives. I am a strong proponent of education, development and change where it’s needed, but not where it’s not: the simple truth being that whilst Africa needs to solve Africa’s problems itself, we can all help if we have the experience, talent, skills, drive and the understanding to do so. I’m married to International Maritime Law expert Nkeiru Joe, who knows more about under sea fibre-optics than is healthy for one human being.
Hello I am Evans Muriu. Executive Director of Africa Gathering Kenya, Entrepreneur with an accounting background from Strathmore University. I have over 5 years experience in Project Management driven by my passion for Kenya with an interest in youth development and empowerment. I ventured into the Car industry where my firm (Vance Motors) sells cars and offers transport services. I recently founded Wanadamu an initiative that seeks to bridge the gap between those in need of blood and blood donors in Kenya.
Hello, I am Edward Amartey-Tagoe. After graduating from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Ghana, I co-founded Nandimobile, an Internet start-up funded by the Meltwater Foundation making waves in the Ghana startup space. Nandimobile in 2011, took part in the Launch Conference Launch pad pitch competition and won the Best Business Award, the first time an African tech company had achieved that height. My passion for entrepreneurship, youth empowerment and social media has led me to be a key part of capacity building events such as BarcampGhana, BlogCamp, TedxDzorwulu, TedxAccra, Apps4Africa and Computermania.
Greetings, my name is Emma Dabiri. I am an activist, writer and PhD researcher. My discipline is visual sociology, so I work between art and sociology. My research looks at race, gender, and sexuality amongst ‘mixed’ people of African-European heritage. I am also a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS, where I teach various classes about African cultures. I work freelance as a writer and cultural commentator, especially in relation to topics concerning Africa and the Diaspora. I write for publications and platforms such as The Guardian, The New Statesman, Africa is a Country, ID Magazine, and Grazia.
I am the community manager at Mpelembe Network and a Social Business/Enterprise developer who simply loves the whole concept of innovating and developing practical solutions to every day problems using the power of internet collaboration. I help companies understand and implement Enterprise/Social Business solutions, specifically Google Apps and Cloud Platform development, all over the world.