Theme: Agricultural and information technology

Time: 7pm

Guest Speakers

Lilian is a computer Engineer and Business Analyst. She founded M-AHWIII Ltd while in her 3rd year at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology and by 25 had co-founded and headed two companies. Lilian is a 40 Chances Fellow for Rwanda for year 2014, winner of the MIT-AITI competition 2011, a presidential/ Broadband/ITU people’s choice award for best app in Broadband/ITU, 2011, and winner of the Mobile Apps for Human Development challenge 2014. In May 2016, she was voted as the Vice Chair of Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) and recognized regionally among the top 3 Young Innovators in Agribusiness across East Africa and Ethiopia by the Inter-Regional Economic Network (IREN) sponsored by the East African Trade Investment Hub/USAID and Syngenta.

Nasir is a creative technologist whose award-winning company, Verdant AgriTech, offers innovative solutions to farmers and other stakeholders for improved food production using novel technologies. He won the British Council and Virgin Atlantic’s Enterprise Challenge in 2014 which earned him the mentorship of Sir Richard Branson. In 2015, Nasir was listed among 50 Global Entrepreneurs by MIT based on his entrepreneurial potential. His company, Verdant, won the 2016 Award for Global Innovation in AgriFood