Carolyne Ekyarisiima

Carolyne Ekyarisiima

Africa, Uganda, Business & Entrepreneurship, 2016

Carolyne Ekyarisiima is a social entrepreneur, computer scientist, and founder of Apps and Girls, an organization working to bridge the tech gender gap in Tanzania by empowering girls with computer skills. She believes in girls' capacity and innovation power to change the community and build an innovative generation. Carolyne holds a bachelor's in Computer Science, a master's in Information Systems from Kampala International University, and has four years’ experience in lecturing. Afer completing the Fellowship, she's determined to continue empowering and mentoring girls, and plans to create a Girls’ Tech Hub, establish regional mobile hubs and labs on digital buses, and create a powerful girls’ code school. She aims to give girls in Tanzania and neighboring countries the opportunity to use information and communication technology beyond their individual lives by creating community tech solutions and startups. She'd like to see them becoming tech leaders, and role models in Africa.