Testimonials

kiwanja.net has a strong track record in speaking, writing and consultancy, and over the past few years has written and spoken widely, and acted as an advisor/consultant to a number of international projects and organisations. Check out a few testimonials from a few recent clients below.

I have known Ken since 2008, when I worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More recently, Ken was our Entrepreneur in Residence at CARE International. He’s helped our people think in new ways about technology and innovation and helped us troubleshoot and create new products through people-centred design. Having Ken as an Entrepreneur in Residence has lifted our game considerably on technology and innovation

Laurie Lee, Chief Executive, CARE International UK

Ken was a panelist at the Social Entrepreneurship 360 event at the LSE and he was a dream to work with. His presentation was the perfect mix of inspiration, practicality and in-depth knowledge. The attendees were blown away and we look forward to working with him again

Nadia Millington, Deputy Programme Director, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at LSE

In my work over the years with Ken, I have valued his deep knowledge of how to effectively use mobiles to achieve social outcomes. He is an influential thought leader, bringing years of experience and entrepreneurial creativity combined with often surprising insights – and is great to work with

David Edelstein, Senior Vice President of Global Programs, Grameen Foundation

Ken hosted an excellent panel on mobile-for-development at the 2013 Skoll World Forum. He was a great partner from idea conception to panel moderation. He skilfully engaged the audience as part of the conversation – a great gift of facilitation that leveraged the high caliber delegates in the room

Kristin Gilliss, Former Principal, Skoll Foundation

Ken combines a paradoxical blend of humility and confidence. As a global pioneer and entrepreneur in mobile technologies across the developing world, he has the rare ability to transfer his knowledge through incredible story telling

Daniel Epstein, Founder of the Unreasonable Group

As a faculty member for the Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellows program, Ken has provided warm support, deep insight and sleeves-rolled-up advice to each year’s class. The Fellows emerge energized, more focused on true social impact and better able to engage others in their work

Ollie Wilder, Former Pop!Tech Senior Program Manager

Ken was more than just a speaker during his time on Semester at Sea. He was a mentor, a role model, and most importantly, a valued community member. What resonated most with me was his genuine passion for his work

Aparna Kothary, Semester at Sea Alumni and Development Coordinator

Ken has been an invaluable public speaker and facilitator for Ashoka events on numerous occasions. Most notably he led a fantastically engaging session for a group of fifteen young social entrepreneurs who were finalists in our pan-European Join our Core Changemakers competition ran in partnership with Ben & Jerry’s

Rob Wilson, Ashoka UK Strategy Director

I have met Ken, interviewed him and heard him speak at numerous events. He has such an impressive command of his subject and is full of insights into technology and its potential to improve lives in some of the most challenging corners of the world

Gareth Mitchell, Lecturer in Science Communication at Imperial College London

In his appearances on the Pop!Tech conference stage, Ken has mixed passion, clarity and humor to very effectively engage the audience. His innovative use of playful props and contests transforms conference participants into active advocates for Ken’s larger goals. In short, he is an impactful speaker and thought leader

Leetha Filderman, PopTech President