BUNI

Contact Team

Hub Manager, Jacqueline Dismas

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Jacqueline is currently working as a Fablab Manager at Buni Hub, Costech, who sees the potential in youth and work with them for a bright tomorrow which will be a result of mass production of electronic gadgets.

She is an open-minded person with a proven record in dealing with Electronics and Communication systems, full of technical skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills. She is eager to be challenged in order to grow and improve her professional skills gained through previous experiences in the Electronics and Communication industry.

Co- Hub Manager, Maryam Mgonja

MMaryamaryam, a coach, facilitator, a mentor and an experienced Public relations figure, with a background in Journalism and Mass Communicationsons, has been working in the Technology field for about half a decade now. With that in her career, she started working as a tech-journalist earlier 2015 with her startup known as Techbox where she acts as a presenter and research analyst for the show. She is the current Buni’s Co- Hub Manager overseeing Events, Partnerships and Public Relations at Buni Hub. Maryam is also among the Co-founders and a Lead Mentor of Buni Divaz, a Ladies community at Buni hub which encourages ladies participation in ICT and Tech entrepreneurship. She has been acting has Public Relations for different ICT start-ups at the Buni Innovation Hub to help them communicate with their potential clients, partners, and investors. Maryam has worked in several social empowerment projects including the project I-Empower which was aiming at creating awareness to youths on drug abuse where she worked as Project Coordinator. The project was conducted by a media company MAA-Media in partnership with Tanzania’s National Bank of Commerce (NBC) in 2014. Maryam is also the current Seedstars World Ambassador for Tanzania.

Operations Lead, Paul Mandele

Paul MandelePaul is a technology enthusiast, a mid-level developer and young activist having a background in electronics, computer science, and leadership roles.

Having attended technical schools and worked with Ifunda and Iyunga Tech Sec Schools’ electrical & electronics maintenance brigades Paul has got a proven experience on electronics, Also having served as ICT trainer and treasurer at Kijana Amka Sasa Organization for 2 years and being a founding member of African Youth Empowerment Team-NGO, Paul proves his leadership abilities and experience in ICT industry.

Paul’s achievements include participation on  Africa rising course – a leadership course by African Leadership University, co-founding Prinpo – a start-up that focuses on selling 3D printed visual teaching models to schools and co-founding AYET – a youth led initiative to redefine African youth empowerment and advocacy
Paul is passionate about grooming the generation of young leaders and innovators who use technology to solve problems around their communities and create job opportunities for themselves and their fellow youth.

 

Community and Communications Manager, Rahim Mngwaya

_DSC0851He is a founder of Colifly, a company that makes drones used deliver life saving medical drugs as well as vaccines to rural Tanzania. Rahim has worked as a worldbank consultant under the project Refab Dar as a technical consultant and overall communications lead, Shecodes4change teaching young secondary school girls how to make android apps and a Mentor at Africa Drone under Code for Africa Initiative. Rahim is an efficient public speaker, having spoke at the Finish startup fare, to motivate foreign entrepreneurs establish firms in Finland, also he is a technology innovation mentor. Rahim is passionate about sharing knowledge with the community in terms of technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Currently, Rahim works at Buni Innovation Hub as a Community and Communications Manager.

 

 

MENTORS & ADVISORS

Marieme Jamme

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A regular speaker of Women of the World (WOW), recently named as one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2014 by the Africa Business Magazine, and Forbes Magazine, Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese born-British businesswoman, who ran a technology consultancy business in London, her company Spotone Global Solutions helps International tech companies selling enterprise software solutions, to set a foothold in Africa, Middle East and Asia. Marieme is best known for her role in promoting technology, good governance, transparency and a better education standard in Africa.

Mariéme grow up in rural Senegal, from an oligarch mother who gave her away at early age and later was raised in an orphanage and then sold as a prostitute. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood and did not attend school until the age of 16 years old.

She is an autodidact, blogger, tech and education activist who work tirelessly to empower her fellow Africans through education, empowerment, mentoring, leadership and economic development. Mariéme was also named one of Forbe’s ‘20 youngest power women in Africa 2012‘, nominated by the guardian African community network as one of the African women to watch in 2013 and recently honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos.  Read More

Jumanne Mtambalike

IMG_7371Jumanne Mtambalike is an entrepreneur and technology enthusiast. Among other things, he is a technology blogger, ICT expert, technology entrepreneur and community reformer. He is the founder of online digital magazine that cover African technology techboxafrica.com previously known as tech360magazine.com.

Some of his achievements at Buni hub includes; successful establishment of the mini fabrication laboratory,  implementation of the first e-waste 3d printer in East Africa and developing four programs with his colleagues that keep the hub alive.  Jumanne has received an honorary award from her excellency ambassador of Finland to Tanzania as the best individual achievement in Africa Leadership in ICT program organized by the GeSCI, the NGO founded by United Nations ICT task force.

Previously, He was the winner of the National Cybersecurity Award in Bangalore India 2009. He was the president of Tanzania students association in Bangalore, India between 2009-2011. He founded startup called GreenTech 2010, he worked as a Data Analyst at Tanzania Port Authority  (2011-2012)  until he joined Buni in early 2013. Currently, he is working at Buni as hub manager while building his startup, TechBox Africa.

Brian Paul

IMG_2575Armed with a Computer Science background, I love the use of technology and media in telling Africa’s stories. I’m also an advocate of open source technology.

Everyone has a chance to inspire someone else, to be a better person. Sharing inspirations and showing possibilities is what I love doing. I used not to be a huge fan of history and storytelling but now it’s becoming more and more a part of my day to day activities. The use of data in analyzing situations and coming up with different conclusions previously unimagined fascinates me. I am a big fan of sports.

 

Basil Onyango

basilimageI’m a Marketing Communications in Advertising practitioner by profession; by experience, I’m a project manager, a peer mentor for social innovation, technology and entrepreneurship initiatives.

I’ve worked with the World Bank group in Tanzania as a consultant, Hivos International as a consultant, Laurent and Augustine Advertising firm in Tanzania, Insight Consulting Consortium as a consultant among other local and international organizations and projects.

I’m a philanthropist, traveler, gamesome, I also love speed ‘cars’. I train and facilitate on marketing communications and public speaking – presentation, how to startup a startup and business development.

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

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Physical Address

We are at The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology building which is situated in Dar es salaam city at the COSTECH (Sayansi-building) Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Kijitonyama.Ground floor on the left.

Mailbox:

P.O. Box 4302,
Dar es salaam

Email Address

info@buni.or.tz

 

 

 

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