Cleopa has an ICT background with over 10 years’ experience in the social good sector supporting ICT projects and in NGOs having worked with Telecentre.org and Kenya Telecentre Network.
He has helped in the implementation of several ICT projects ranging from Microsoft Unlimited Potential, UNESCO/SIDA – Empowering local radios with ICTs, and The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation – ICT in an agriculture project.
His interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has seen him receive several trainings on drones especially for humanitarian applications and looks to steer Kenya Flying Labs to greater heights working with partners in the country to support organizations and individuals interested in exploring use of UAVs in various sectors.
Mohamed is a passionate techie and a self-taught C and Python programmer. He holds a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (airframes and engines) with two years’ experience in the maintenance of both fixed-wing and rotary manned aircraft as well as a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering (aircraft manufacturing) from Shenyang Aerospace University where he found his love for unmanned aircraft. He is keen on exploring robotics, AI and Machine Learning for social good by localizing this technology.
Simone Grassi is a documentary filmmaker and founder of Songlines and Documentary Institute of Eastern Africa.
He has over a decade of experience working on research projects in sub-Saharan Africa, where he has pioneered the use of drone technology in audio-visual productions in collaboration with organizations such as Wellcome Trust Foundation, Kenya Medical Research Institute and University of Oxford.
He is recognized for his work on mental health awareness in Sub-Saharan Africa and has won the University of Oxford Vice Chancellor's Innovation and Engagement Award 2022 as a team member of the Difu Simo project.
Renzo has been working in the Aerospace sector for over 30 years with a focus on sales, leasing and maintenance of fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft and equipment for aviation authorities. He has been providing intermediary and consultancy support for foreign companies looking to work in East Africa and is the Director of several companies in the region including Helint (helicopter maintenance facility) and Phantom Technologies (UAV Operator) in Wilson Airport, Kenya. He has considerable experience supporting large multinational organisations working with the Civil Aviation Authorities, Airport Authorities and Government Agencies in East Africa. Renzo lives in Kenya.
A compliance specialist with 10 years’ experience as a qualified International HR Management practitioner and Lead Auditor with experience in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda and Somalia. Previous roles have included heading up HR and implementing compliance at the Risk Management and Security companies Warrior Insight and Salama Fikira.
Lulu has vast experience in implementing compliance management systems such as QMS and ABMS in a variety of industry sectors, enabling her to be well positioned to provide the advice, recommendations and implementation of such systems with Alamaya experts. Lulu lives in Kenya.
Christopher Hoffman is currently the Managing Director of a corporate to humanitarian brokerage firm that links innovative companies with humanitarian agencies to meaningfully engage and partner in complex environments. He brings 20 years of direct field experience in humanitarian operations and innovation and has held response, country, regional and headquarters level positions with a number of agencies. Chris has worked equally in the United Nations system and with International NGOs as a senior humanitarian advisor across our continents and has led large scale humanitarian responses and served as an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) cluster lead and coordinator in numerous Level 3 emergencies. Chris, his four children and partner Wakanyi live in the Netherlands.