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29 May 2019

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Lenah Kitenge

Senior Community Development Analyst (MEA) at HERE Technologies

Lenah Kitenge

Senior Community Development Analyst (MEA) at HERE Technologies

Biography

As an experienced International Development practitioner, Lenah Kitenge aims to leave a lasting impact on the Community Development arena in Africa through the development of programs aimed at enhancing the livelihoods of women and youth. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Management and Globalization from Dalhousie University in Canada, and continues to enhance her knowledge by enrolling in online Development courses (most notably through the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute via UNISA), and she is currently waiting to commence her Masters in Development Practice from the University of Waterloo in Canada. She also holds memberships to key South African bodies: South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), South African Institute of Management (SAIM), and the Institute of Business Advisors (IBASA).

Internationally, she is a member of CIVICUS (a global alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action worldwide), as well as Malaika (an NGO that operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the aim of empowering girls and their communities through education).
As the lead in the HERE Technologies Digital Mapping Program, Lenah aims to ensure that youth, students and women throughout Africa are given the opportunity to use technology to learn practical GIS mapping skills. Through partnerships with educational institutions, and the incorporation of the program as part of their syllabi, the program fills skills gaps, rural communities are added to the online map and youth are being given an opportunity to partake in an internship program that will boost their competitiveness in the working world.