African Changemaker

Rachel Sibande

Rachel is a Malawian technology expert, computer scientist, social entrepreneur, and innovator.

She is the Founder and Director of mHub Malawi, Malawi’s First innovation hub and incubator for emerging startups. At mHub, Rachel is championing the development of local technology solutions by nurturing young innovators and entrepreneurs with technical and business skills to create sustainable business solutions.

Since its foundation in 2014, the hub has trained over 4,000 youths with ICT skills and entrepreneurship. It incubates 15 emerging entrepreneurs.
Rachel also serves at the United Nations Foundation as Senior Director of Country Outreach (Africa), leading the Africa portfolio in supporting African countries to accelerate their Digital Transformation Journeys.

A STEM Educator, Rachel has pioneered initiatives such as the Children’s Coding Club and Girls’ Coding Club.
Her meaningful role in transforming Africa’s digital technology space earned her global recognition.


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