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TomorrowNow at GSMA MWC Africa Event
October 1, 20222 min read

TomorrowNow at GSMA MWC Africa Event

TomorrowNow’s Kenneth Chepkwony spoke at the ‘Building climate resilience through digital technologies in Africa’ Session of Africa’s most influential connectivity event.

Kigali, Rwanda – Kenneth Chepkwony (TomorrowNow’s Kenya Project Manager) represented TomorrowNow as a panelist at the session focusing on ‘Building climate resilience through digital technologies in Africa’ that was hosted by GSMA ClimateTech, AgriTech, Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation and Digital Utilities programmes. He highlighted TomorrowNow’s mission, milestones through our various projects and our vision for Africa.

Event Format:

Keynote opening by Max Cuvellier, Head of Mobile for Development

Presentation of trends from the latest GSMA Innovation Round: Anna Colquhoun (GSMA)

Fireside chat: Akanksha Sharma (GSMA), Golala Ruhani (Sida), Phil Outram (FCDO)

Panel Discussion:

  • Toffene Kama (Mercy Corps Ventures) – Moderator
  • Xavier Wollenveider (Flowminder)
  • Kenneth Chepkwony (TomorrowNow)
  • Michael Koech (AirTel)

Key Learnings:

  • Community-facing projects must leverage the power of mobile phones as an effective way to deliver climate-smart information to farmers and in order to build trust with farmers, projects should partner with input providers, government extension services and community group leaders.
  • At TomorrowNow, we are implementing a user-first approach that amplifies farmer and scientist voices to generate climate adaptation solutions that are scalable, localized and cost effective.