About

Tumenye is a civic technology organisation building digital tools to help citizens in Rwanda learn more about their country. Tumenye was founded in 2015 by Claude Migisha K. and Stephen Abbott Pugh.

Claude Migisha K.

 

Claude Migisha K. is a technologist with over six years of experience working at the intersection of technology and socio-economic development.

He pioneered the inception of the Rwanda tech innovation sphere by being the founding manager of kLab – a tech innovation hub – and by implementing THINK – a $1m USD Millicom-owned tech incubator, both based in Kigali, Rwanda. He has worked as ICT4D expert in sectors ranging from education, health and citizen engagement to adolescent girls’ empowerment with international organisations like Jhpiego, World Relief, Kepler, GirlHub Rwanda and Oxfam GB. In 2015, Claude was named an open government fellow for Rwanda with the Open Knowledge Foundation and Code for Africa.

Claude co-founded Tumenye, the first civic tech company in Rwanda which co-created Sobanukirwa, an access to information website that fosters open governance, transparency and accountability in Rwanda. He is also an international ICT4D speaker.

Stephen Abbott PughStephen Abbott Pugh is a digital media specialist and project manager who has helped shape and deliver the digital strategies for two of the UK’s most high-profile websites.

Stephen has worked as the head of digital projects for the UK Parliament and was an executive producer at the Guardian. In June 2015, Stephen was named a Knight International Journalism Fellow working with ICFJ/Code for Africa on strengthening health and development journalism across Africa.

Stephen co-founded Tumenye, the first civic tech company in Rwanda which co-created Sobanukirwa, an access to information website that fosters open governance, transparency and accountability in Rwanda.

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