NextGen TechCamp Nairobi


Participants from

Cameroon; Kenya; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Zimbabwe


Originating from former President Barack Obama’s 2009 call for a “New Beginning” between the U.S. and the Muslim world with a focus on increased engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), ECA’s TechWomen (TW) and TechGirls (TG) programs celebrate their 10-year anniversary with three TechCamps. These TechCamps will build on pre-existing efforts to engage and empower local tech communities around the world by leveraging the expertise of TW and TG alumnae as participants, trainers and mentors. This TechCamp will strengthen civil society and increase economic empowerment, inclusion, innovation and prosperity among women by bringing together local, international, and American experts and trainers to help participants develop new models of ecopreneurship – sustainable entrepreneurship that is committed to environmental protection and conservation.


June 22, 2023| TechCamp Day 1 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Lightning Talk - Mentors

Brainstorming Groups - Challenges

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Speed Geeking

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM


1:45 PM - 2:50 PM

Fireside Chat - Ambassador Whitman

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break

3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Interactive Training Session 1 

Training options in table below

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

End of Day Announcements

7:00 PM

Free Dinner




Session Title

Trainers (Include Trainer Full Name and Title/Organization


Sustainable Business Plan and Pitching

Omi Bell


Harnessing Data and Analytics to Find the Right Opportunity and Build a Sustainable Company

Dayna Sessa


Using Innovative Ideas to Build and Scale Sustainable Impact Driven Businesses

Funto Boroffice


Using AI Powered Futuring to Design Collaborative Networks that Scale

Shuya Gong


Sustainable Resource Management and Green Buildings

Charity Wanjiku


Realities of Funding: Why Not Me?

Anaïs Amazit


Effective Tech Education

Chebet Seluget



June 23, 2023| TechCamp Day 2 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Morning Announcements

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Brainstorming Groups

10:10 AM - 10:25

Coffee Break

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

Group Read Out

Participant select project group

10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Interactive Training Session 2 

Participants attend their second training session

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Interactive Training Session 3

Participants attend their third training session

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Project Group Work

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Individual Meetings

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Expo

Participants have the option of attending the networking expo

7:00 PM

Group Dinner

Meet in the lobby for transportation to Nairobi Street Kitchen


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