I joined CABI in December 2016 as the Operations Manager Mobile, Africa where I manage the functional and commercial relationship between CABI and key stakeholders in the mobile industry (Mobile Network Operators (MNO), Value Added Service (VAS) providers, content providers and rural service providers). I oversee and ensure that the key stakeholders are engaged as per the requirement of the mobile projects of CABI in different countries. I also define service descriptions and work with IT and business development teams to deliver new products and services.
I have over seven years experience in telecommunication field specifically, mobile Value Added Services (mVAS) and Information Technology (IT).
My interest is in using ICT technologies to disseminate and access information.
CABI has a regional centre for Africa in Nairobi. Agriculture is essential for sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth and yet average crop yields in Africa are among the lowest in the world. Over 80% rely on it but many face challenges in growing sufficient good quality produce.
Despite Tanzanias immense agricultural potential, farm productivity is hindered by inadequate knowledge and customary practices on farm management. The project Upscaling Technologies in Agriculture through Knowledge Extension (UPTAKE) targets small-scale farmers through geographical mobile and radio campaigns on improved agricultural technologies and approaches.
One in three people in the developing world suffer from hidden hunger, or micronutrient deficiency, due to a lack of information on proper nutrition. This is a major cause of illness, poor growth, reduced productivity and impaired cognitive development. To help combat the problem, CABI and its partners in the DFID mNutrition initiative are developing content for a mobile phone-based messaging service aimed at increasing knowledge of nutrition and health within communities in 14 countries.
Start: 01/05/14 -End: 30/04/17