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Mon, May 20, 2024

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Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - James Odede  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Odede will share his journey of creating the ecosystem of technologists, entrepreneurs and investors from a grassroot approach while using low resources.


James is a Kenyan technologist and a serial entrepreneur. The co-founder and director of LakeHub, Odede has brought together the tech community of Western Kenya, raised funding from Google, overseen the implementation of a Computer Science for High School students program and built the region's first co-working space.

A graduate of Maseno University with a Bsc. in Computer Science, Odede is passionate about technology for social development, technology start-ups, clean energy and committed to bridging the technology gap that exists between Africa's big cities and rural. Odede is an Acumen Fellow and a Mandela Washington Fellow. In 2015, he was awarded the top 100 most influential people in Kenyan technology scene by iHub.

Location: Rm 201 International Center
Contact: Ann Biersteker