About

AfriGadget is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity. A team of bloggers and readers contribute their pictures, videos and stories from around the continent. The stories of innovation are inspiring. It is a testament to Africans bending the little they have to their will, using creativity to overcome life’s challenges.

AfriGadget’s Editors:

Erik Hersman
Founder of AfriGadget, Erik grew up in Sudan and Kenya. He is a passionate advocate of change, brought about through the use of technology.
Personal blog – WhiteAfrican

Steve Mugiri (Ntwiga)
One of the most dedicated editors ensuring top quality content is always top of mind. He has a strong business management and technology background. Steve has sourced some of the most popular stories on AfriGadget to date.
Personal blog – Ntwiga

Juliana Chebet
One of the founding AfriGadget editors. A Kenyan with an engineering degree and a heart for solar power, currently living in Chicago. She is committed to making AfriGadget an even greater success.
Personal blog – Afromusing

Juergen Eichholz (jke)
A water & sanitation engineer who grew up in Japan, Germany and Kenya. Came up with the word Gadgetimoja which Erik turned into AfriGadget. Juergen has a knack for finding interesting stories that go beyond the normal found on AfriGadget.
Personal blog – Kikuyumoja

Dr. Paula Kahumbu
A Kenyan ecologist who runs an internet based company that teaches field based wildlife conservationists from rangers to scientists to find their voice through blogs, to raise global awarness and financial support to save Africa’s wild species and places. Based in Nairobi WildlifeDirect helps over 80 projects and animals from ants to elephants.
Personal blog – baraza

Vanessa Pombo
A Spanish journalist 2.0 who has worked as a Marketing and Communications technician. She strongly believes in the possibilities of ICT to empower people all around the world, and aims to contribute to tell you wherever it happens.