r0g_strategic advisory board
Apart from being a professional geek with a passion for coffee, open technology, and critical making, Saad develops cultural platforms and conceptualizes solutions for a variety of social enterprises. Based in Singapore, Saad is a Assistive Tech Executive at EngineeringGood, co-founder of the #FrugalInnovation initiative SpudnikLab, and serves as a supervisory board member of GIG, the Global Innovation Gathering.
A seasoned journalist, Rosebell is one of the most powerful Pan-African feminist voices. A leading strategist, advocate, and activist for gender and human rights in Africa, Rosebell has been recognized with numerous awards for her pioneering work. She is based in Kampala, where she is curator & editor of the African Feminism web platform.
Can is a film director, screenwriter, actor, poet, producer, cultural manager, and diplomat, who was formerly the director of the CHB - Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. He is currently a Professor of Film Studies at the Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg and Creative and Artistic Chief Advisor of the Veszprém-Balaton European Capital of Culture 2023.
Anne is a trained architect who started off working with local governments and marginalized urban communities in Latin America. A former coordinator of the Urban Design Master program between Tongji University Shanghai and TU Berlin, she has been working for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) since 2010 as an expert on public sector innovation and the digital transformation of organizations and societies. Above all, she is an international cooperation enthusiast with an endless curiosity for how to make things work better together.
Aphrodice is Deputy CEO & COO at Digital Africa. He is the former kLab general Manager, where he helped young entrepreneurs turn their ideas into viable business. He co-founded Nyabiheke and Gihembe Refugee CodingSchool to introduce refugees to coding and co-initiated the Incike initiative to help elderly survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi. He is also involved with Face the Gorillas, a live TV show where entrepreneurs are given a chance to expose their businesses to a group of investors. Aphrodice is based in Rwanda.
Kudzai is an economic development specialist and managing consultant of InvestorSaint, a financial and digital literacy company. She's also cofounder / strategy lead of iZone Hub, a Zimbabwean innovation hub that serves makers, innovators, creatives and small business owners. Kudzai, who led an impactful "Holistic Women's Empowerment" workshop at the first #peacehackcamp in Juba, South Sudan, enjoys speaking and training on the opportunity of the internet as it relates to enterprise development, personal finance, and civic engagement. Shuttling between Nairobi, Harare and Cape Town, Kudzai's current focus is digital economy initiatives, solutions and services.