About Us

WHO WE ARE

Sensi is building a technology innovation community in Sierra Leone that will drive economic and social development through providing an open and stimulating community hub for young technologists and entrepreneurs to come together, develop their ideas and access cutting-edge tech, events, incubation programmes and training. We will unleash the untapped potential of young people interested in building businesses and making a difference in their careers.

Our Mission

technology & entrepreneurship

Our mission is to create an open community space where technology and entrepreneurship intersect, to build the next generation of innovative solutions and businesses in Sierra Leone.
The success of these solutions will drive social change and create employment; we will be agents of development.

Our Vision

A creative and stimulating space

 …for aspiring technologists and entrepreneurs to come together, build and launch the next generation of social impact apps and businesses for Sierra Leone and beyond. Built on a highly collaborative and community driven model, this open space in Freetown facilitates the mentoring, skilling, generation of, and exposure to novel ideas needed to foster a more innovative technology and business community in Sierra Leone.

Meet the Creative team

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MORRIS MARAH

Founder and Director

A visionary who has an impressive and in-depth knowledge of the potential of ICT to shape business and social development.

FRANCIS STEVENS GEORGE

Advisor

A Business Information Technologist with more than five years in the technology industry. A teacher and a lecturer, he has vast experience in project management. He loves working with children and young people aspiring for a change.

MOSES KAILIE

Programme Manager

BSc (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunication, Njala University.

Bockarie Marah

Technician and Network Administrator

Certificate in Film Making, Digital Editing and Photoshop Design

Gassimu Sesay

Graphic Designer

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Alimamy Bai Kamara is a graduate in Applied Accounting at IPAM-USL. He is a self motivated person with the ability to work independently as well as being part of a team together.

Alimamy Bai Kamara

Financial Manager

Bachelor of Social Work

MOHAMED SAMA KAMARA

Operations Manager

James Yorpoi's qualifications; 2013-2016 HNC/HND crown technical university college 2011-2012 Diploma in hardware and networking :Home of technology 2012 certificate in hardware and office package :Frontline Technology Freetown 2015-2016 Teacher certification The Latter-Day Saints Freetown 2008 Diploma in Business management and administration( Adkan Institute of management studies Aims). He has a 4years’ progressive experience in ICT Program within and outside of Sierra Leone, And as an IT Teacher and Technician, he has gained a wider range of knowledge in the field.

James Yorpoi

ICT Trainer

Bachalor of ART and Masters in Mines and Minerals Management

SARAH KELVINA TARAWALLY

Community Manger

Wuya Esther Bobor

Project Manager
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Olufela Adeyemi is Executive Director at Ascendant & Company Ltd. A doctoral student of compensation management, she earned her master degree in International Economic Law at the University of Jos, Jos and her first degree at the University of Lagos, Akoka. Olufela is the ‘go to woman’ for strategy, research, evaluations and monitoring in this geography, with blue chip experience spanning 25 years in big four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, telco giant Airtel (formerly zain/celtel/econet) and Pharma manufacturing giant Hoechst. Her experience is both client facing (management consulting) and industry based (Internal Head of HR and Internal consulting roles). Olufela is a prolific trainer, a certified facilitator and a certified professional consultant, trained by the Institute of Cultural Affairs Canada. Other relevant training she has undergone include the London Business Schools Advanced Management Program, Ashridge Management College UK’s Strategic Human Resources Management Course and the Institute for Business Strategy’s Certified Consulting Qualification. Olufela has spent the last 11 years working in Sierra Leone, working on busy and wide ranging consulting projects with international organisations, donors, government and the private sector. Her main specializations are Human Resources management, research, M&E, Strategic change, Performance Improvement, Technology Solutions including Human Resources Information Systems. She has worked across the West Africa sub region, in the East Africa Region and in other fragile states like Afghanistan. Olufela is consulting for Sensi in the M& E space.

Olufela Adeyemi

M&E Consultant

Meet Our Board Of Directors

Morris is one of those crazy creatives who wants to change the world one life at a time.

MORRIS MARAH

Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese-born British businesswoman in technology. Her consultancy company Spotone Global Solutions helps technology companies to set a foothold in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She has supported many organisations such as Google, Ernest and Young, HSBC Private Banking, The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown, The Africa Progress Panel chaired by Kofi Annan, The Obama Administration, and multiple African governments through their STEM policies. Often called the diplomat of technology, Mariéme was named one of the 100 most influential Africans by the African Business Magazine and 20 youngest powerful women in Africa by Forbes. Marieme newly became Advisory Board Member of Data Pop Alliance, a global coalition promoting a people-centered Big Data revolution and a judge and Academy member of the Prestigious Global Teachers Prize Academy. Marieme was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for her activism work in empowering and investing in young girls and women in Africa through Creative learning, entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and Design (STEAMD). Co-Founder of Africa Gathering, one of the leading platform in Europe that enable businesses, governments, investor and entrepreneurs to share ideas about Africa for positive change, she also recently joined forces with a group of African leaders to create Accur8Africa, a new platform aiming at enabling governments, businesses, entrepreneurs and the civil society in Africa at measuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 with Accurate Data. Marieme’s latest venture includes the launch of IAMTHECODE, a new movement aiming at mobilising governments, businesses and investors to support girls and young women in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design).

Mariéme Jamme

A visionary who has an impressive and in-depth knowledge of the potential of ICT to shape business and social development.

FRANCIS STEVENS GEORGE

Harness disruptive technology (Social, Mobile, Cloud, Big Data, and Analytics) and a global developer network to address business and social challenges and to encourage innovation. Specialties: Startup CTO, product innovation, developer resources, agile SDLC, data capture, data integration, enterprise mobile applications, online community development. Moderator of the LinkedIn NAPM Group, top destination for network and application performance management.

Russ Klein

Our Partners

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