About NextAfrica

NextAfrica’s founders

 

Maryanne Akoth
Foto: LivingLab

Maryanne Akoth, based in Nairobi, Kenya. A technology innovation enthusiast who is keen to collaborate in teams to provide real-world technological solutions. Has vast work experience in information and communication technology with international exposure in Sub-Saharan Africa, Finland and Sweden.

 

 

 

Karin Krobath
Foto: Identifire

Karin Krobath, based in Vienna, Austria. Geographer and consultant. In 2005 she co-founded identifire – the first Austrian agency for Employer Branding and Corporate Culture. She enjoys developing brand environments, giving innovative mindsets a helping hand and bringing about behavioural changes in everyday life. Her work is always about people’s empowerment from Austria to Africa and vice versa. Learning Journeys to African countries for businesspeople emerged from her voluntary work as chair of Light for the World. www.identifire.at

 

Amollo Ambole
Foto: LivingLab

Amollo Ambole, based in Nairobi, Kenya. A design researcher with a passion for sustainability issues. Has a background in product design and experience in development research. She facilitates co-design processes geared towards sustainability in African cities. From 2017 to mid-2019, she led an interdisciplinary research team in Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa to co-design better access to sustainable household energy in urban slums.

 

 

Hans Stoisser
Foto: Jürgen Sturany

Hans Stoisser, based in Vienna, Austria. Entrepreneur, management consultant and author, has been building infrastructures in African countries for many years. Since 1992, he has been managing ECOTEC, which has been active in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Palestine and Brazil, but particularly in African countries. In his book “The Black Tiger” the economist explains why Europe has missed to link up with modern Africa and what could be done instead. More details at www.hansstoisser.com

 

 

 

NextAfrica’s partners

ECOTEC makes collaboration in Emerging Countries work.
We bring together many years of working experiences with companies and organizations at the interface with emerging countries, top management expertise and partnerships with leading European management institutions.

 

identifire_logoIDENTIFIRE specializes on Employer Branding and Corporate Culture. Clarity on brands and strategy and focus on innovations are essential.

 

ÖivinLab

The Living Lab at the University of Nairobi is a co-creative space for researchers and experts who have a common interest in sustainable urban change.

 

 


Stephan Grabmeier
is Purpose Innovation Contributor for sustainable business transformation, New Work and innovation.

 

 

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