Co-Founder and COO of Savanna Circuit Tech
Session: “Top Agritech Solutions to Watch”
March 11, 2020
14:30 – 15:45
As Co-Founder and COO of Savanna Circuit Tech, a Kenyan company specialising in innovative solutions in the AgriTech space, Emmastella Gakuo aims to create technological products and services tailored to Africa’s diverse populations leveraging on manufacturing for social change. Savanna Circuit Tech is today a diversified team of 16 members championing portable solar powered chilling on transit solutions against milk post-harvest losses. These young and talented people work with dairies, dairy cooperatives, farmer groups in rural Kenya, as well as processors. This is provided through MaziwaPlus Pre-Chiller and the M+ Milk collection app. In just 2.5 years, the company has impacted over 6,800 farmers and chilling on transit 1.1 Million Liters while cutting down energy costs in addition to access to finance for the users. She was listed among Business Daily 40Under40 Women and among influential people in science and technology in Kenya in 2019. With a background in communications development and now an MSC Entrepreneurship & Innovations Management student, Emmastella oversees the full spectrum of business operations including project management and strategy development, branding and partnerships. In addition to her work, she contributes to campaigns of food handling, safety, and hygiene in local women and youth groups as part of Shared Value initiatives for Savanna Circuit Tech. Emmastella is passionate about solving local issues with a global perspective with the help of technology, creativity, diversity and human-centred design.