Joel Alex Olang, Executive Director & Founder

Joel Alex Olang has over 7 years’ experience as a tech expert on matters Healthcare, Legal-care, Edu-care and the Gender demographics that has them wholesomely. He’s the Founder and CEO of Urban Tech For Hope, a Telemedicine Startup that makes most of medical practitioners unengaged time by giving them a bridge to attend to other patients in need.

Joel’s volunteered as erstwhile Chief of Staff as a and the International Executive Committee member at the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (, a Project Officer at NYARWEK, a LGBTIQ national network in Kenya and at an indigenous NGO; Kisumu Medical and Educational Trust as a Field officer on Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights.

Joel’s currently pursuing his Master’s in Applied Gender Studies at the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. He holds his baccalaureate of International Relations and Diplomacy with IT from Maseno University, Kenya.

After completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Joel has been dedicated in sharing lessons/skills learnt, Designing, Participating in Programs and Advocating for Policies that Empower the Beneficiaries he serves make informed and responsible decisions about their Health and Socioeconomic needs while conscious of the Environment in synergy with the YALI alumni network. Involving Technological Innovation.

Joel delights in the following local and international Fellowships and Accelerator programs; Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI EA RLC, Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation, Imara Leadership program, Equitas, the Digital Opportunity Trust, Justice Innovation Circles by HiiL East Africa, Villgroafrica, and the Build for SDG Challenge program by Andela and Facebook Developer Circles.

He’s been Internationally Nominated on the:
-120 under 40 family planning 2019 nominee.
-Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) at the Harvard National Model United Nations semi-finalist nominee 2019.

 Joel’s featured on the following Local and International Articles: –
✓ Parents Magazine Africa August issue 2020
✓ Scarlet Magazine Kenya 1st issue 2020
 He’s also Internationally Mentored in the:
-Global Action Accelerator challenge 2020 by Enactus & One Young World.
-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) COVID-19 Challenge – India.

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