Claude Migisha Kalisa
Freelancer Youth and ICT Innovation

Graduating from The National University of Rwanda with a Distinction in Computer Science in 2009, Claude’s aim was to use his skills to promote sustainable development. At University, he was involved with youth and community service with Rotaract Club and helped rural communities achieve MDGs with The Rwanda Village Concept Project. Claude has worked in the areas of Data management, mHealth (mobile health) and technologies to promote Maternal and Child health (MDG 4&5) with organizations such as Jhpiego (affiliate to John Hopkins University) and World Relief. He co-founded Noble Click LTD, a local mobile and web-based solutions provider, as well as The iHills, The Rwanda Youth ICT Association. Claude is the Founding member of kLab, the first and unique technology innovation hub in Kigali. He is a 2009 ITU Telecom World Fellow, 2011 ITU Global Digital innovator, and a UNESCO Chair fellow in Human Rights. Claude is an active member of the Global Shapers Community for Kigali, which is an offshoot of the World Economic Forum. He is also an active member of the African ICT for Development Researchers Network. Lately, he helped Millicom to set up a $1 million Technology Incubator (Think) for Africa in Rwanda with objective to support development of new digital solutions on the continent. Claude is an Amateur photographer and currently an ICT4D, Youth & ICT innovations consultant based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Business & Innovation
07.05.2014 - 13:45 bis 14:15
GIG lounge