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Sandbox X Nairobi Conversations Free Event


This article contains the Free Event titled “Sandbox X Nairobi Conversations by Sandbox”. The Sandbox community, Go Gaga Experiential, & iHub are happy to present their co-created event.


Sandbox X Nairobi Conversations


Prior to their annual Global Summit in Kenya, the Sandbox Community will host in Nairobi a one-day conversation series that engages Sandboxers and several Nairobi-based talents from various ecosystems (entrepreneurship, tech, arts, media, journalism, students, academics, community leaders).

With six horizontal and straight-to-the-point conversations at the intersection of tech, arts, and activism, we aim at confronting western and Kenyan perspectives on global trends, intercultural dynamics, and power relationships.

This event is free and open to any like-minded people who are willing to decentralize themselves from their respective bubbles, provide a powerful global network effect and co-create a long-term shared value.


To make these horizontal conversations’ impact effective, each conversation’s panel is designed with 50% of Sandboxers and 50% of Kenyan talents from various ecosystems.

Conversation #1 (10am-11am): Human migrations: (former) refugees and activists’ views.

Featuring: Joelle Eid (Communication Consultant, former UNHCR and World Food Program); Nanjala Nyabola (Writer, Blogger, and Political Analyst); Bashir Jaythankz (Writer, Film Director and Producer); Christopher Pruijsen (Project Management Volunteer, Basefugees); Pierre Tâm-Anh (Journalist, Radio Nova & Co-founder, Noise la Ville).

Conversation #2 (11.15 am – 12.15am): Activists’ skills, organisation & mental health.

Featuring: John-Allan Namu (CEO and Editorial Director, Africa Uncensored); Ceraun Loggins (Founder, the Archives of DivaNun); Nafula Wafula (Vice Chairperson for Policy & Advocacy, Commonwealth Youth Council); Pierre Alexandre Klein (Co-instigator, Civic Innovation Network & Co-founder, Pressformore); Nettra Pan (Post-doctoral Researcher and Lecturer, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

12.15pm-2pm: Lunch-Break


Conversation #3 (2pm-3pm): Blockchain’s value for the emerging countries.

Featuring: Eugene Mutai (Blockchain Evangelist & Software engineer, Andela); Juliana Mwangi (CFO @ KuBitX Exchange | Blockchain Entrepreneur & Researcher) Dr. Rhea Metta, PhD (Scientist, Co-Founder & CEO of Bowhead Health); Thomas Rippel (Farmer, Co-Founder, Terrafina & OpenCrowdInvest).

Conversation #4 (3.15pm- 4.15pm): Women in science & technology: achievements and challenges.

Featuring: Dr. Rhea Metta, PhD (Scientist, Co-Founder & CEO of Bowhead Health); Sasha Valle (Former Global Network Program Manager, Uber); Dr Chao Mbogo, PhD (Head of Computer Science Department at Kenya Methodist University); Esther Ndeti (Executive Director, The East Africa Venture Capital Association); Galyna Pidpruzhnykova, PhD (Biopharma Strategic Consultant at Catenion).


Conversation #5 (4.30pm-5.30pm): The Sandbox agenda for the non-western world ;

Featuring: Alicia Sully (Producer & Sandbox Nomad/Elsewhere Hub active member); Brenda Wambui (Digital Media Consultant & Podcaster, & Sandbox Nairobi Hub Ambassador); Daylon Soh (Product, Growth & Design at Razer, Sandbox’s Singapore Hub active member); Leen Sadder (Designer and entrepreneur, Sandbox Dubai Hub active member); Michael Mayernick (Co-Founder, Spinnakr & Sandbox Chairman of the Board); Pierre Tâm-Anh Le Khac (Journalist, Radio Nova, Sandbox Paris Hub Active Member).

Conversation #6 (5.45pm-6.45pm): Democratizing storytelling to decolonize pop-culture.

Featuring: Dr. S Njoki Ngumi (Director Learning & Development, The NEST Collective & HEVA Fund); Nicolas Alcala (Filmmaker, storyteller, VR evangelist and futurist); Njeri Gitungo (Producer, The Nest Collective & Head of Production and Administration, HEVA Fund); Ceraun Loggins (Founder, the Archives of DivaNun); Brenda Wambui (Digital Media Consultant, Podcaster & Host and Executive Producer of Otherwise? – The Kenyan Story).

7pm-9.30pm: Chilling Networking with Drinks, Music Playlists 



  • Tue, October 2, 2018
  • 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM EAT


iHub, Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

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