Arielle Kitio Tsamo
Founder and CEO of CAYSTI
Session: The Question of Quality: Models to transform Africa’s education systems
March 13, 2020
10:00 – 11:00
Arielle Kitio Tsamo, Founder and CEO of CAYSTI (accelerated within Orange Fab France), is the Margaret Prize 2019 winner, and has received from the Cameroonian government the National Award of Excellence for Youth—awarded to the best technology entrepreneur in Cameroon in 2018. She has also received the Norbert Segard Prize and the TechWomen Award 2016, by the US State Department. A doctoral student in Software Engineering, she
is also Ambassador of the Next Einstein Forum for Cameroon 2017-2019. To her credit, she has trained nearly 7050 children mainly in creativity, tech innovation, coding and robotics.
The educational tools (including abcCode) developed by her organization are now certified by the African Union through Handbook Education 2018, and ranked among the top 10 technological innovations for Education by the UNESCO in ICT. Passionate about technology and education, she is working on creating an egalitarian ecosystem for quality education in Africa, where access to the internet, African languages and gender should not be barriers in acquiring competitive technological, creative and critical-thinking skills. She just launched the global movement competition “Coder en Français”, “Code in African Languages” with the support of the Francophonie, MasterCard Foundation and UNESCO.