Michael Onyango

Michael’s works has always been and continues to be about empowering Africa’s Forgotten Bottom
Millions, Kenya’s most trusted and largest network of WhatsApp Groups. Previously with AfricaCDC,
Regional Coordinator for Internal Communications.

Thought leader/Speaker – Future of Work and
Emerging Technologies, advisory board member for ALU Africa Block Chain Institute He leads and
works around initiatives economic empowerment, serving in varying sectors across platforms amongst
interdisciplinary sectors within governments, NGO’s and the private sector, in Africa and globally.
Member of the Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce, Ministry of ICT,(Kenya) after
completing his role as the pioneer Minister responsible for the docket of Communication, Information
and Technology – County Government of Kisumu. He’s also a Global Fellow – Social Innovation
(Rockefeller Foundation), Skoll Foundation Fellow currently. Previously served within the wider creative
industries sector, immensely contributed to developing The Road Map for Kenya’s creative industries
sector, in collaboration with IBM, positioning the sector as a catalyst to Kenya’s economic growth;
outlining how to double Kenya’s current creative industries contribution to GDP.
His formal academic background is in the Sciences (BSc Andrews Michigan), while his work history has
primarily been within Communications, IT and public policy since 1994.

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