Aape Pohjavirta

Mobile learning – successful cases from developing countries

Mr. Aape Pohjavirta is the Chief Evangelist and Founder of Funzi, a mobile learning and information service for the emerging markets. In that role, he has become a recognized industry leader with a vision on how science, technology, and innovation will contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

He is also a passionate entrepreneurship coach and a frequent lecturer in universities, incubation and acceleration programs, and other institutions.

Aape Pohjavirta has worked with digital since 1988 and in the mobile industry since 1997 in various management roles and has a solid track record of international business, product, and technology development including, Exomi Ltd., C&M Capital, Sofi Securities, Vineyard Ltd., Brossco Systems, and People Group. Aape is an Apple Achiever, an international patent inventor, and an inspirational public speaker.

Amos Muhunda Nungu

Sustainable Development of ICT and Education

Dr. Amos Muhunda Nungu is the  Director General of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). Previous roles include being the Assistant Director – Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation at Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; and Head of India – Tanzania Centre of Excellence in ICT at Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology.

Dr. Nungu initiated, managed and participated in many projects, including those under the European Union (FP7 & H2020), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). He has been involved in various initiatives in Tanzania and abroad, worked with various local and international organizations. He has published widely as well as given talks in various forums.

Dr. Nungu held various managerial and professional responsibilities, including; and Also saved as a Board member in various Boards and Councils in the country, including the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and Mbeya University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Nungu holds a PhD and MSc. degrees in Information Technology (Communication Systems) from the Royal Institutes of Technology (KTH) – Sweden; and a BSc. in Computer Science from University of Dar Es Salaam