Addis Ideas is Africa’s first “ideas engine.” We’re harnessing the innovation of African nationals and diaspora. We know that the best solutions come from within our communities-- we want to spark change from the bottom up, not from the top down.
The primary reason development efforts fail is an insufficient understanding of local African conditions. By crowdsourcing development ideas from African nationals and diaspora, Addis Ideas relies solely on innovation from the continent.
Users submit project ideas to a live feed, where they receive public support and private sponsorship from the Addis Ideas online community. Our goal is to enhance public participation in the development sphere and create a collaborative workspace for Africans who want to improve their communities.
A skilled professional in the development field, her portfolio includes federal legislative work, economic development research, and global trade and security analysis.
A graduate from Duke University, where she earned a B.A. in both Public Policy and Sociology, she has an extensive background in marketing, campaigning and communications.
A self-styled "renaissance man" with two engineering degrees from Old Dominion University, he brings many years of experience in telecommunications, nonprofit management, and technical consulting.
She recently graduated with a Masters in
Public and International Affairs
from the University of Ottawa.
Originally from Liberia, he is a political science major,
with a minor in communications and a
concentration in public administration.
He is the co-founder of
Ignition Investments Management
and the Seeds of Africa Fund.
He is the co-founder of Soukeina,
a consulting firm with offices in Paris,
France and Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.
Ermias Sehai is a management consultant professional,
with a proven track record in IT systems strategy
development and operational execution.
He is the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy General Manager
at ALLE Bejimla, Ethiopia’s first modern
cash and carry wholesaler of FMCGs.
Addis Ideas was selected as one of six finalists for the 2015 MIT Africa Innovate Conference, an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy, and education.
We were named as one of the top teams in the Duke Startup Challenge, and we need YOUR help in raising 5,000 dollars to cover the cost of launching our platform in Washington, DC!