Mentors

Mentor: Agnes, Mentor, PDTP 2015

Area of skill as a mentor
As a banker with over 10 years’ experience, my skills are centred on deployment of y innovative fin-tech solutions that are customer-centric and drive financial inclusion.  I am also passionate about mentoring and empowering the youth on leadership skills including self-discovery, building confidence and improving communication skills

Mentor insight
In this global village, the tech-landscape is changing and becoming increasingly dynamic. New entrants into the industry need to have a global and local mindset to remain competitive.  Those that will be successful are the ones that have a curious mindset so that they constantly push the boundaries and aim for excellence.

Mentor: Nixon Lemlem, Mentor, PDTP 2015

Area of skill as a mentor
Network Planning (Passive infrastructure) and Documentation

Mentor insight
The ICT industry has evolved and there is tremendous shift to new technology platforms for growth and innovation, which has increased the demand for apps built for mobile devices, cloud services, mobile broadband networks, big data analytics and social technologies. The industry continues to grow causing an explosion of new solutions built on the new platforms and rapidly expanding consumption for all.  In order to achieve all these solutions, connectivity is a key factor that enables the consumer be able to be part of these innovative initiatives. Be it by wire-line or wireless, there is a clear need to have the platforms and devices stay connected for them to achieve connectivity in a seamless manner. This is achieved through telecommunications. Consequently, I encourage young professionals that are starting their careers in ICT industry to explore developing new solutions that support mobile applications and technologies that enable users to stay connected no matter their location and/or time.

Mentor: Samar Patel, Mentor, PDTP 2015

Area of skill as a mentor
I have practical technical expertise in the IT field. I also have a keen interest in actively participating in developing future leaders

Mentor insight
The IT industry is a very dynamic environment with technology evolving at a rapid pace.  In order to stay abreast, one needs to motivate themselves to continuously learn and grow.  To be successful in this industry, young professionals must acquire important skills including: critical and quick thinking, open mindedness and thinking out of the box, better understanding of the IT industry, and personal and professional balance

We invite partners to support this programme by giving back to help in shaping the ICT careers of young, talented Kenyans through mentorship.

To become a mentor please read the Mentorship Guide and complete and submit the PDTP Mentor Application Form. The purpose of this form is to assist the Mentorship Office match you with the right intern and to develop your mentor profile.