Mrs Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande is the Founder of Malawi’s first technology and innovation hub, mHub. Rachel also serves as Program Director at the United Nations Foundation’s Digital Impact Alliance. She leads sector wide big data for development demonstration models in Africa. Rachel has extensive experience managing Technology led development projects in public health, agriculture, disaster management and elections monitoring in more than 14 countries. Rachel became a Google Scholar in 2015, being a recipient of Google’s scholarship for outstanding computer science students from around the world. She is an alumni of the US government young african leaders Initiative. Mrs. Sibande is Malawi’s ambassador to the Next Einstein Forum that promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Rachel has been listed twice by Forbes as one of Africa’s 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in 2016 and as a new wealth creator in 2019.  She is a computer scientist by training specialised in cryptography and data science. Ms. Sibande has just completed a PhD in computer Science at Rhodes University in South Africa. She is 34, married with three children