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 8 years of experience working at the intersection of technology, socio-economic development and social change. To date, he’s driven the adoption of technology in sectors ranging from education, health, citizen engagement to adolescent girls’ empowerment with international organisations like Jhpiego – an affiliate to John Hopkins University, The Engine Room, World Relief, Kepler, Girl Effect, Oxfam, The World Bank, Open Knowledge International and Code for Africa amongst others. Claude is an international ICT4D speaker and holds a Masters Degree in ICTs & Development (ICT4D) from the University of Manchester, UK.

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.

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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