Charlene Migwe-Kagume
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Charlene Migwe-Kagume

Regional Lead for East and Southern Africa Kenya
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Charlene oversees DG’s work in the East and Southern Africa region. She is responsible for supporting the Director of Programs in the management of DG’s projects and programs, business development, and staff management as well as handling client relationships and internal operations pertaining to the region.

In this role, Charlene manages staff, provides advisory support to projects, supports product innovation, leads business development across strategic business units as well as develops partnerships with critical government and private-sector entities to support DG’s work.

Her work at DG in the past includes the VIFAA program, building relationships with fertilizer stakeholders and conducting cross-stakeholder engagement through dashboard co-design workshops; and DG’s work in open contracting, including leading the open contracting cluster in the Kenya Open Government Partnership (OGP) and building the Makueni County Open Contracting portal.

Charlene studied Business and Information Technology at Strathmore University and was a Mandela Washington Fellow as well as YALI East Africa Regional Advisory Board Chair. Previously, she founded a technology firm; has worked with DFID, IREX, and McKinsey & Co.; and was named one of the Top 5 Upcoming Women in IT in Kenya by iHub.


Five Insights on Country-Led Digital Public Infrastructure Systems to Create a Cohesive Approach throughout Africa

Drawing from Development Gateway: An IREX Venture’s work in implementing country-specific digital solutions that support a cohesive approach across a given region or continent, we have identified five insights on how to go about implementing digital public infrastructure systems at the country-level while having a cohesive approach throughout Africa.

May 21, 2024  
Advancing Digital Public Infrastructure: Emerging Practices for Creating Sustainable, Inclusive Systems at Scale

From DG’s more than 20 years of experience in creating, delivering, and adapting open source and open data solutions, we’ve learned several best practices on how to make technology accessible and sustainable while prioritizing engagement from open source communities—these practices can be applied to building and implementing DPIs. In this blog, we’ll explore what DPI is, DG’s approach to DPI, and three best practices that can be used to ensure DPIs are effective and advance inclusion.

February 20, 2024  
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DG at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)

Representatives from Development Gateway: an IREX Venture (DG) will be attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from September 5-9 in Kigali, Rwanda to highlight two projects: the Visualizing Insights on African Agriculture (VIFAA) project and the Farmer-Centric Data Governance Models project.

September 1, 2022 Agriculture