Session: Inform Stage: “Connecting Africa’s Ecosystems”
March 10, 2020
16:30 – 17:15
Rachel is the founder of Malawi’s first technology and innovation hub, mHub. She serves as Program Director at the United Nations Foundation’s Digital Impact Alliance. She leads sector-wide big data for development demonstration models in Africa. Rachel became a Google Scholar in 2015, being a recipient of Google’s scholarship for outstanding computer science students from around the world. She is an alumni of the US government Young African Leaders Initiative. Rachel was Next Einstein Forum’s Ambassador for Malawi in 2016. She has been listed twice by Forbes; first, as one of Africa’s 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in 2016 and second, as a new wealth creator in 2019. She is a computer scientist by training specialized in cryptography and data science. Rachel has just completed a PhD in computer Science at Rhodes University in South Africa. She is 34.