“Those of us who witness the degraded state of the environment and the suffering that comes with it cannot afford to be complacent. We continue to be restless. If we really carry the burden, we are driven to action. We cannot tire or give up. We owe it to the present and future generations of all species to rise up and walk!” — Wangari Maathai. Now is the time for change…join me and many others on the journey towards a sustainable society
Over the past two and a half years Irene has been working in the entrepreneurship and innovation space on a number of projects. Her project portfolio includes the Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Innovation Baraza, Startup Weekend Harare and the Global Startup Battle. Her postgraduate studies at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden were grounded in the areas of innovation and sustainability.
Irene has co-authored two research papers with one focusing on Social Entrepreneurship and another on Innovation Value Chains in the Telecommunications Sector. In 2014, Irene was selected for President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship where she spent some time in Chicago and Washington DC.
Her previous work experience has included time at Ericsson, USADF, Udugu Institute and OK Zimbabwe. Irene is also part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Regional Advisory Board for USAID