I am a computer engineering graduate, currently working in the information, communication and technology for development (ICTD) space in Sierra Leone and Liberia at iDT Labs, an award winning tech for development startup that uses technology to augment socio-economic change in West Africa. I am also the country manager for Code for Sierra Leone, a civic tech organization that uses open source technology to improve the delivery of services in the public sector.
I am passionate about using human centered design in tandem with technology to create products and services that aim to solve some of the most pressing issues in the third world. My interest lies in ehealth, open government and financial inclusion.
In all of my projects, I bring along a strong set of programming skills in open source technology, but specifically in Python, R and Java. I have also extensively utilized human centered design in the ideation of projects primarily in healthcare and financial inclusion. Moreover, as the Country Manager of Code for Sierra Leone, I actively engage with developer partners, donors, and civic tech organizations in West Africa on initiatives that operate in the civic space. I also have experience of conducting research in the open data and financial inclusion space in the region.