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To Prosper, Africa Needs Information Technology as Much as It Needs Agriculture – Nigerian Techpreneur Khalil Halilu

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The vision behind KSH Foundation is to finally reach “a day where Africa will pride herself on the inventions of her children.” The founder of this non-profit organization, Khalil Halilu, is determined and dedicated to the fruition of the foundation’s vision by introducing technological advancements in Africa. He is of the belief that if Africa is to prosper, it will need technology by its side.

Khalil has introduced significant programs in a bid to provide succor and sustenance to the people within his community and environment and help accelerate their progress. From providing delivery services through ShapShap to handling two non-profit organizations, KSH Foundation and CWCD Africa, and introducing different apps that offer ease and comfort to guiding African youth in the right direction – the list of Khalil’s achievements is perpetual. It continues to grow as KSH dabbles in various reformative programs.

A techpreneur and polo-enthusiast at heart, Khalil has leveraged technology for the African people and used it to tackle various issues. With ShapShap, KSH has contributed to the shaping up of the delivery system in the major Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja, where logistical support was previously limited. Moreover, he acknowledged issues related to the lack of equipment and how drivers were unfamiliar with calculating their mileage and working hours, but by introducing ShapShap, Khalil resolved these and many other issues to a great extent, including unemployment.

KSH Foundation is a non-profit organization that advances forth with technology and creates gender-equal opportunities. Khalil strives to empower and motivate Nigerians by leveraging technology and creating gender-equal opportunities and pushes them to match toward their dreams – something that is clearly manifested in his foundation’s vision as well.

Under KSH Foundation, KSH has collaborated and maintained partnerships with varied remarkable women in Nigeria while launching initiatives such as Every Girl, Forte Live, Dear Therapy, and Innovate. This isn’t where his contributions end; Khalil also emanates his abilities through another tech-driven non-profit organization, CWCD Africa.

Through CWCD Africa, Khalil aims to merge stability and peace with technology. He has launched various apps and software, such as Zabe, UnSub, and Rise, from the platform of this organization. All of these apps tackle unresolved issues; for instance, Zabe offers a crowdsourcing framework for governmental elections, and UnSub connects sexual violence victims to the stakeholders in their location.

Khalil is a living example of the fact that one can reach far beyond their limited space if one uses technology in a serviceable way. His unique strength in having a diverse network across different industries and sectors has helped him achieve his goals. He is proud of his African heritage and celebrates it with the world through his innovative ideas and plans. As a man on a journey toward bettering his country’s state, KSH is empowering the African youth along the way. He is ready to take on a more significant role in making these small changes in Nigeria and set a stable ground for Africa to stand on.

Take a look at more of his endeavors at https://khalilhalilu.com/

Estonian-born, Tallinn-based entrepreneur, CEO, manager, marketing strategist and professional athlete. My work have been featured by Tech.com Engadget, Medium and other publication. In my free time, I love to get engage with people, and travel to explore the world.

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