As the Director of Strategy at AfriLabs, Nekesa is responsible for developing and executing the strategy that ensures a thriving innovation economy in Africa driven by the power of the AfriLabs community. AfriLabs is a growing network of 225 innovation hubs in 47 African countries. For the last decade, Nekesa has worked at the heart of Africa’s technology and innovation ecosystem. Nekesa was previously the Managing Director of iHub Nairobi, where she led an open innovation culture that was integral in ensuring quick maturity of the Kenyan innovation ecosystem. She serves on the boards of Africa Tech and Creatives Group, Creatives Garage, and Missing Child Kenya.