Nils is an adviser for Digital Development and ICT4D based in Dakar, Senegal. As founder of kaikai.dev, he leads a team of local and regional advisers that provides strategic, program design and technical consulting to organizations like GIZ, Facebook, PATH, and the private sector. His work focuses on West Africa, and he believes in strengthening local ownership, open solutions, and partnerships with the private sector.
He has gained significant experience in the domain of digital health. In 2014, he was the technical lead of the National Call Center for the Ebola response in Guinea and subsequently led national-level digital programs for disease surveillance in Sierra Leone. He has worked for USAID’s innovation lab in building local ecosystems for digital health and in partnering with mobile operators, and advised Digital Square on Global Good investments. His current work focuses on leveraging technical capacity on the African continent and building data-exchange partnerships based on standards.
On top of his passion and 15+ years of experience in IT, he has a background in Public Administration and Political Science, a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science.