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Rhodes student makes Forbes list

Date Released: Fri, 29 April 2016 12:18 +0200

Rhodes University student, Rachel Sibande was this week listed as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa in 2016 by Forbes.

Rachel Sibande is enrolled as a PhD candidate in Computer Science looking at the use of mobile phones for citizen engagement. 30-year-old Sibande, of Malawi is the founder of her country’s first technology hub, mHub, which she launched in November 2013. mHub is an incubator for technology startups with a special focus on building young technology entrepreneurs through training, skills development and mentorship.

Her motivation to engage in this research stems from the need to enhance citizen participation, transparency and accountability in the design and implementation of community development projects.

“I intend to develop a platform through which citizens can engage with elected leaders, local government and civil society using technology in particular mobile phones,” explains Sibande. “We identify, nurture and mentor young technology enthusiasts with technical and business skills.”

Rhodes University student, Rachel Sibande was this week listed as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa in 2016 by Forbes.

Rachel Sibande is enrolled as a PhD candidate in Computer Science looking at the use of mobile phones for citizen engagement. 30-year-old Sibande, of Malawi is the founder of her country’s first technology hub, mHub, which she launched in November 2013. mHub is an incubator for technology startups with a special focus on building young technology entrepreneurs through training, skills development and mentorship.

Her motivation to engage in this research stems from the need to enhance citizen participation, transparency and accountability in the design and implementation of community development projects. 

“I intend to develop a platform through which citizens can engage with elected leaders, local government and civil society using technology in particular mobile phones,” explains Sibande. “We identify, nurture and mentor young technology enthusiasts with technical and business skills.”


Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2016/04/25/30-most-promising-young-entrepreneurs-in-africa-2016/7/#1d09dcf252a2

Source:Forbes