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David Moinina Sengeh      

Minister Of Basic and Senior Secondary Education & Chief Innovation Officer for the Government of Sierra Leone

David Moinina Sengeh is the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and Chief Innovation Officer for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation in Sierra Leone. He is a TED Senior Fellow.

Sengeh was offered a position at IBM in Africa, working on data-driven healthcare. He worked with IBM Research in Nairobi, as well as in their newest lab in Johannesburg, designing and developing healthcare technologies in Africa. There are fewer than 50 doctors for every hundred thousand citizens in Africa, so Sengeh is exploring the use of artificial intelligence. He worked with Waheeda Banu Saib from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He partnered with Port Loko Health Management Team to design a web-based tool that allows districts to monitor Ebola. He writes for HuffPost.

In May 2018 Sengeh joined the Office of the President of Sierra Leone, working as chief innovation officer. In 2019 he was named Minister of Education of Sierra Leone. He ensured that each child in the Pujehun District had access to a laptop. He spoke at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was described as a trailblazer.


DIY Africa: Empowering a new Sierra Leone – What's Next - CNN ...
Editor's note: David Sengeh is a doctoral student working at MIT's Media Lab. By David Sengeh, Special to CNN. (CNN) - When Kelvin Doe, a then-13-year-old ...
Young innovators can change how world sees Africa - CNN.com
A new generation of tech innovators can rewrite Africa's story, says David Sengeh,an MIT researcher from Sierra Leone, who builds bionic limbs for amputees.
David Sengeh: Civil war survivor creates 'perfect fit' bionic limbs ...
Seeing people have their limbs cut off in Sierra Leone's civil war inspired David Sengeh to create incredible bionic limbs to help amputees the world over.

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