Philip Mwesiigye

Head of Partnerships (Africa)

Philip Mwesiigye is trained as an economist with Master’s of Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and bachelor’s degree in development economics from University of Rwanda with over 9 years in Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, Contract Management and Administration, research, and Policy Analysis.

As an administrator, Policy Expert and Consultant for the last 5 years with Smart Africa Alliance, Philip has supported the development of national and regional-continental strategies and blueprints in the areas of ICT such as, Skills development and Capacity building, e-Agriculture, Smart Cities, Digital Economy, Broadband and internet Initiatives, Over-The-Top applications, One Africa Network, Emerging Technologies, Cybersecurity & Data Policy, Data Governance, Smart Devices, Data Centers and Cloud, e-health, e-commerce and e-payments, Digital ID etc. funded projects by governments and development partners such as World Bank, UN, EU, GIZ, NORAD, OMIDYAR, UNF, AfDB, BADEA, AFD which aimed to achieve the digital transformation for Africa. 

Additionally, he has been able to support the planning and executions of 3 Transform Africa summits (in Kigali-Rwanda in 2019, online during covid-19 in 2020 and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe in April 2022) as taskforce member representing the administration in areas of process compliance, logistics and procurement executions as per existing governing policies for efficient and successfulness of the event that brought together African heads of states for Alliance member states, Private and multi-lateral organisations with the mandate for digital transformation for Africa.

Philip also supported the fight against poverty while working with One Acre Fund as their Global Supply Chain Associate where he outsourced inputs such as travertine, fertilizer and solar lights that supported farmers in 3 countries including Rwanda to increase their agricultural produce and improve their wellbeing. 

He has been recognised as among the Most Influential Young Economist (MIYE) 30 under 40 in the Sub-Saharan Africa in 2022 by ICCE and currently a Member of Young Global Economists Society (YGES) and a member of United Economic Associates, Rwanda.

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