Job Title: Managing Director and Founder
Rose Funja is the founder and Managing Director of Agrinfo Company and co-founder of the She Codes for Change social enterprise. Rose has more than 13 years’ experience working directly with national, international communities focused on digital technologies in solving community challenges.
Until May 2016, when she established her own organizations, she worked in academia as the Director of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Research at the University of Bagamoyo, where she also lectured in ICT courses. She served as Dean from 2013-2015 at the college of Science, Informatics and Built Environment. Rose kickstarted her career at Huawei Technologies International in China as a Product Solution Engineer on wireless technologies. In this role, she pioneered projects in various countries and regions, including China and East and Southern Africa.
In November 2023, Rose was appointed to the East African Science and Technology Commission governing Board.
Rose has been actively involved in Rotary and served as the Kwanza Club President 2005 at the University of Dar es Salaam. Rose is a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders (2014); and was selected for the US International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP- 2019).
BA Human Resource Management, University of Johannesburg
Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Information Technology from University of Dar es Salaam.
Master’s in Engineering in Information and Communication systems from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management/ Management Development Programme (Wits Business School)
Public Management at Syracuse University in New York
Anglo Achievers Programme (Maccauvlei Training Centre)
2020 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow