Patrick M Karanja is a program associate based at the Rockefeller’s Foundation’s Africa Regional Office in Nairobi. Reporting to the Managing Director, he supports the Digital Jobs Africa (DJA), an initiative that seeks to catalyze new and sustainable employment opportunities for young people in Africa. His role provides the vital link between the work, the partners, and the Foundation. He also provides key support to the developing work on energy in Africa.

Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, he was the Regional Business Engagement Manager at World Vision’s Eastern African Regional Office, responsible for the development and effective implementation of strategies to drive the effectiveness of offices across 9 countries Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. With a diverse staff and a very dynamic environment, he also led ICT4D interventions that utilized the ubiquitous nature of technology to complement development outcomes in health (use of mobile phones to support Maternal Child Health) and in economic opportunities. In this latter role, he successfully initiated and spearheaded an Impact Sourcing center in Ghana under the support of World Vision Ghana.