2020 Fellow Rose Funja has been appointed to the EASTECO Governing Board. EASTECO is short for the East African Science and Technology Commission. Rose will serve in the Outreach and partnerships committee.  She was appointed in November 2023. The mission of EASTECO is to advance scientific excellence and technological innovation across the East African region. 

Rose is a serial entrepreneur and 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. Most recently, she has been active in the use of drones and big data in solving everyday problems, particularly in agricultural applications.

EASTECO's priorities for the next several years include implementation of the Single Customs Territory (SCT); enhancing implementation of regional commitments in line with the EAC Common Market Protocol; attainment of the EAC Single Currency; strengthening regional peace, security, and good governance; and development of quality multi-dimensional strategic infrastructure.

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.