Jakub Simek
Program Manager
at Pontis Foundation

Pontis Foundation
Nongovernmental organization

Slovakia
Bratislava

Expert in:

Policy Finance Society Technology Design ICT

More about this expert:

Program manager of development cooperation in Kenya and Belarus at Pontis Foundation. I am responsible for our Sote ICT projects in Kenya financed by SlovakAid. Since 2010 we started IT clubs and student practice companies at 12 secondary schools. In 2015 we opened Sote Hub in Voi town to help young Kenyans gain further IT and business skills and start their own companies. Sote Hub is a dream came for my and our partners as it is one of the first startup hubs that opened outside Nairobi. I am also a project coordinator of our CSR project in Belarus where we with our partners promote corporate social responsibility and cross-sector cooperation since 2013, financed by EuropeAid and SlovakAid. Before year 2012 I was also a financial reporting specialist at Pontis Foundation for projects in development cooperation. In five years I successfully reported 35 projects in the total amount of 1.6 million euros. Specialties and interests: Business education and practice companies in rural Kenya, international development, ICT integration in development and education, blogging, financial reporting and administration of grants, international project development and management, accounting, venture philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility.