Joseph Nsengimana


Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT, Mastercard Foundation

Joseph is the Director of the Mastercard Foundation African Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning.  The Centre seeks to establish a growing and impactful African EdTech ecosystem that will catalyze innovation and advance promising practices in the use of ICT in learning and teaching to benefit African learners, educators, and policymakers.  This is being created through a blended learning approach and a network of local EdTech companies to support learners at all levels across the continent. Prior to joining the Mastercard Foundation, Joseph had a long career at Intel Corporation.  His last role at Intel was Executive Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, focusing on Policy, Strategy and External Partnerships.  He also served as the Director of programs at the Intel Foundation and expanded its programs outside the US, including joining the Partnership to strengthen innovation and practice in secondary education (PSIPSE) in Africa and India, and the launching of the Women in Science (WiSci) in partnership with the US State Department and others.   Joseph also served as Intel’s Director of Public and Corporate Affairs in Africa.  He led the team responsible for public and government affairs, education, ICT and broadband policies in Sub Sahara Africa.  He worked closely with Ministries of Education in the use of ICT to transform education systems, as well as Ministries of ICT and regulators in expanding broadband access.