Brian Longwe

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Country: Kenya
Email: blongwe [at] gmail.com
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Brian (Munyao) Longwe is a technology enterpreneur and internet strategist from Kenya.[1] He served as Director of Implementation for Eastern Africa and was part of the Enablis team that worked to establish Enablis operations in Nairobi, Kenya.

Brian Longwe has founded several IT companies, including InHand Limited, a communications and information technology equipment company and ISPKenya, one of Kenya's leading ISPs. ISPKenya was later sold to a competitor and it eventually became Kenya's largest Internet Service Providers.

Brian is also a board member of the AfriNIC and also serves on the board of the African Internet Service Providers Association, AfrISPA, Nairobi.

Awards

In 2007, Brian Longwe was added to the Kenyan ICT Hall of Fame in the professional category by the Kenyan government and ICT community for his personal contribution to the growth and development of Keynya's ICT sector over the past 16 years of his career.[2] He was given the award of Top ICT Businessman in Africa 2007, by the African ICT Achievers Awards because of his work in the development of ISPs in the various countries of Africa over the past 6-7 years; including the IDRC funded project (#101617) Immediate and Medium Term Impact of Internet Exchange Points in Africa, for which he served as the project leader.[3]

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