Sampson Kofi Adotey

Sampson Kofi Adotey is NEF’s Communications and Policy Intern. He plays a key role in the delivery of NEF’s communications function, including preparing press releases, web content, and social media activity. He also plays a key role in the delivery of NEF’s policy function, including researching and preparing consultation responses, and preparing briefing notes for […]

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Kevin Eze

Kevin Eze is the NEF’s Communications and Public Engagement Manager. He manages the communications and public engagement efforts at NEF, creating engaging content and using various genres to tell the NEF story. He collaborates with the Managing Director NEF in developing and implementing the NEF communications plan, and manages external communications—including press releases and various […]

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Sylvie Amani

Sylvie is a consultant, helping the NEF to find partners in West Africa. Sylvie is also supporting the opening the next NEF Liaison Office for the sub-region, which will be based in Ivory Coast. Sylvie also supports the team in logistics and supports the NEF Volunteer Program at NEF Global Gatherings. She holds a professional […]

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Gloria Mutunge

Gloria Mutunge is the NEF’s Administrative Officer. She provides support to the Next Einstein Forum and its team members, to ensure smooth and efficient delivery of its ongoing initiatives, and acts as the point of contact for NEF’s key stakeholders and partners, as well as responding to and redirecting inquiries. Gloria holds a Bachelor’s degree […]

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Joëlle Rubagenga

Joëlle is the NEF’s Project Officer. She oversees NEF’s procurement and logistics processes, and provides support for NEF’s resource mobilization and funds management. She brings her expertise in administration, logistics, project management and customer service, from Entreprenarium Foundation, where she handled administration procedures, record keeping, logistics and event managements. Joëlle holds a Master’s in International […]

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Pearl Karungi

Pearl is the NEF’s Online Community Manager. She supports the digital and public engagement efforts of the NEF, creating and updating content across NEF digital platforms. She develops and implements an integrated content schedule across NEF platforms. As well, she supports the Scientific African journal, by preparing content and managing the journal’s digital platforms. Pearl […]

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Esther Kunda

Esther Kunda is the NEF’s Policy, Innovation and Community of Scientists Manager. She manages the development of the NEF policy initiatives and works closely with the NEF Community of Scientists on various programs including ensuring a successful NEF Africa Science. She also provides supports Scientific African, the NEF journal. She previously was the Programs and […]

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Nathalie Munyampenda

Nathalie Munyampenda is the NEF’s Managing Director. She ensures the smooth implementation of the NEF impact work plan and provides day to day leadership of the NEF team. Nathalie also manages donor relations and resource mobilization, and leads the NEF’s communications and public engagement efforts. Prior to joining the NEF, Nathalie worked in the Canadian […]

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Dr. Youssef Travaly

Dr. Youssef Travaly (PhD, MBA) is the Next Einstein Forum Vice-President of Science Innovation & Institutional Partnerships. He is in charge of articulating the NEF’s scientific and technological ambitions including managing the policy aspects and Global Gathering program. He is also responsible for developing and sustaining relationships with multiple partner institutions and stakeholders, resource mobilization, […]

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Thierry Zomahoun

Thierry Zomahoun is the President and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Next Einstein Initiative and Founder and Chairman of the Next Einstein Forum. Thierry is a global development expert with a successful 22-year track record in educational and scientific programmes administration, not-for-profit business start-ups, and growth and microenterprise development in Africa, […]

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