Head of the Mastercard Foundation’s Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT, based in Rwanda with a continental scope.
Session: “The Future of Work: From Innovation to Jobs”
March 13, 2020
11:00 – 12:30
Joseph Nsengimana is the Head of the Mastercard Foundation’s Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT, based in Rwanda with a continental scope. The Centre aims to spark innovation and promote promising practices in the use of ICT for teaching and learning, and catalyze significant improvements in secondary education across Africa. Prior to joining the Mastercard Foundation, Joseph was the executive director of diversity and inclusion at Intel Corporation. He was responsible for setting the strategy, policy and external partnerships to reach the company’s diversity and inclusion commitments. He was also responsible for implementing all pathway development Initiatives funded through the $300 million Diversity in Technology Fund that Intel established in January 2015, to reach full representation of women and underrepresented minorities at Intel by 2020, and to promote diversity in the technology and the gaming sectors. Between 2013 and 2015, Joseph was the director of programs and strategic alliances at the Intel Foundation where he was responsible for all the programs funded by the foundation and supported innovative partnerships to develop technology solutions and education opportunities for girls and women, as well as programs targeting youth development. From 2008 to 2012, Joseph was based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he held the role of director of corporate affairs group and strategic alliances in Africa for Intel Corporation. In this role, he led a team responsible for government affairs, ICT and broadband policies, and CSR in Sub-Saharan Africa. He advised and assisted governments, regulating agencies, and bilateral and multilateral development organizations on the use of technology to fast track development. As part of Intel education programs, Joseph and his team worked with 12 ministries of education in Sub-Saharan Africa on their education transformation. Joseph served on various technical advisory committees including the African Leadership in ICT project and the ICT taskforce of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) where he co-initiated the African Ministerial Conference on ICT initiative. Joseph holds a BA and an MS in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University.