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PhD Researcher, University of Nairobi

John Kieti is an exponent of social justice. He is passionate about digitalisation and digital platforms helping to solve social and economic problems.

He has many years of experience in managing information systems and building digital entrepreneurship ecosystems. While heading the mLab East Africa, he led the teams organising PIVOT East, Eastern Africa’s premier competition for mobile technology startups between 2011 and 2014. He was part of the team conceptualising the CTA’s Pitch Agrihack challenge in 2013. John has served as a technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital agriculture consultant for CTA, the World Bank, FAO, and the CGIAR, among other organisations.

He holds an MBA and a BSc in Computer Science and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nairobi.


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    PhD Researcher, University of Nairobi