Amanda GicharuAmanda Gicharu-Kemoli


Occupational Information

Occupation: Social entrepreneur

Occupational PositionCo-Founder of Tech Republic Africa. Co-founder of Amanda's Kitchen

Professional History

Amanda is the co-founder of Tech Republic Africa, a Kenya-based startup that creates premier technology education experiences for African youth aged 7 - 19, to increase capacity and innovation within the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) fields. She is also the founder of Amanda's Kitchen, a food media platform that raises awareness on wholesome nutrition and balanced lifestyles. The site is a leading source of information on healthy recipes, cooking tips and menu planning.

At 25, Amanda was Head of Consumer & Brand Marketing at Google Kenya, where she developed several award winning campaigns spanning 35 countries. Amanda joined Google from the United Nations Development Programme, where she led content development of critical donor relations publications, securing funding of over $100 million.

Amanda is an American Express Ashoka Emerging Innovator and Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Fellow. She is also the reigning Culinary Champion of Unilever's Royco Fuata Flava cooking contest. She holds degrees in communications, social entrepreneurship and nutrition. A respected thought leader on STEAM education, entrepreneurship and innovation, Amanda regularly contributes to a number of national media outlets and speaks regularly at entrepreneurial and tech events across the region.

Amanda has also scaled the Alps, Mount Kenya and Snowdonia mountains.


She holds degrees in communications, social entrepreneurship and nutrition.


2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow