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George L. Mutale

Community and Outreach Manager at BongoHive

Location
Zambia
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Previous
  1. Media 365 Zambia,
  2. VVOB,
  3. Bantu Watch Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Education
  1. University of Zambia
Websites
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University of Zambia

University of Zambia

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Background

Summary

George L. Mutale is the Community and Outreach manager of BongoHive.
His passionate about technology, entrepreneurship, photography and networking.
Attended school at ZCAS - Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies and the University of Zambia to study Computer Networking.
After leaving school in 2011, he worked as an intern and E’ granary (A digital library) consultant at VVOB, an international non-profit organization, providing technical assistance in educational projects and programmes.
George is BongoHive’s public relations contact point and hands-on organizer for events. He is also responsible for BongoHive’s social media and online presence including photography, social media and content creation.

Experience

Community and Outreach Manager

BongoHive
– Present (2 years)25 Mpunlugu Road

BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub - based in Lusaka - building on the hub concept that has already proved successful in several other Sub-Saharan countries. It is a social enterprise that contributes to local social and economic development by harnessing the power of information technology and the untapped potential of creative entrepreneurs.

I.T Consultant

Media 365 Zambia
(1 month)

IT Technician - Intern

VVOB
(1 year 6 months)

Technical Administrator

Bantu Watch Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
(1 month)Lusaka Zambia

Bantu Watch Is a joint initiative of civil society and (Social) media representatives in Zambia Under leadership of SACCCORD. Hivos and SODNET provide technical support to the project. Bantu Watch Is an Ushahidi-based technology platform citizens and civil society to use phones or the internet to report on electoral offences such as intimidation, hate speech, voting buying, polling clerk bias and voting misinformation.

Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Nyanja

  3. Bemba

Projects

BongoHive cloud implementation

Team members:

Governance Explo Quiz(Link)

The Governance Explo Quiz used interactive games and technology for 18 schools from across the country to compete in the first ever national competition on governance. 72 students representing all nine provinces of Zambia were brought to Lusaka to compete in a three day tournament to win the Governance trophy and a school grant that would allow them to initiate a governance programme in their school. The Explo Quiz used a unique blend of various quiz designs creating a new quiz format that used a buzzing system, head to head category and a race against the clock.
Media 365 developed the concept through to implementation and will be producing a documentary of the quiz competition for the client. Original score for the quiz, all the questions and set design were developed through Media 365.

Hack4Good Lusaka(Link)

Hack4good is a unique global hackathon focusing solely on uniting the worlds greatest expert engineers, designers, product builders and entrepreneurs.

Team members:

Startup Weekend Lusaka 2013(Link)

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

Team members:

Bantu Watch(Link)

Bantu Watch Is a joint initiative of civil society and (Social) media representatives in Zambia Under leadership of SACCCORD. Hivos and SODNET provide technical support to the project. Bantu Watch Is an Ushahidi -based technology platform citizens and civil society to use phones or the internet to report on electoral offences such as intimidation, hate speech, voting buying, polling clerk bias and voting misinformation.

Team members:

Skills

  • HTML
  • PHP
  • Social Media
  • Networking
  • Website Development
  • Event Management
  • Photography

Education

University of Zambia

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