Joel Alex Olang, Executive Director & Founder

Joel Alex Olang, a visionary tech leader with a rich history of pioneering sustainable solutions, is making significant strides in promoting innovation and environmental consciousness. His recent masterclass on “Reducing Greenhouse Emissions through Telemedicine and Digital Technology” spotlights the critical intersection of telemedicine, environmental sustainability, and digital carbon footprint reduction in Kenya. Through insightful case studies and practical application of the Model for the Assessment of Telemedicine (MAST), Joel empowers participants to lead environmentally sustainable digital projects, contributing to a greener future while improving healthcare access.


Joel’s academic journey is a testament to his commitment to diverse fields of study across continents. He earned his undergraduate degree, a BA in International Relations and Diplomacy with IT, at Maseno University in Kenya, setting the stage for his academic pursuits. Moreover, his notable achievement includes an Executive MBA-style Leadership in Business at Northwestern University during his participation in the prestigious Mandela Washinton Fellowship, further enriching his expertise in entrepreneurship and leadership. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (MWF) is a flagship program of the U.S. Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Established in 2014, it empowers young African leaders to return home with the skills and knowledge to create positive change in their communities and countries.


This educational odyssey, spanning Kenya and the United States, has equipped Joel with a unique perspective to drive positive change and innovation in the realms of international relations, entrepreneurship, and public health.

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