Ephraim Modise is a Reporter at TechCabal, covering the southern Africa region. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Botswana.
In 2019, he was selected as the first-ever Botswana winner of the World Bank #Blog4Dev competition with his blog themed “What will it take to enhance the skills needed to prepare Africa’s youth for the digital economy and the future of work?”
He also currently serves as the Chairperson of the World Bank Youth Forum for Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa (BELNASA), a forum whose mandates include identifying and promoting capital, skills, jobs, and resources for youth and investment in youth upskilling in the member countries.
He is a Fellow of the African Liberty Writing Fellowship, a platform for advancing prosperity in Africa by promoting civil discussion and debate about social, legal, and economic issues affecting Africans. The writing fellowship is meant to train young promising Africans in professional journalistic writing and help them start careers in journalism.
He is also an Advocate of the Global Schools Program, an initiative by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to equip educators with the requisite information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in local primary, junior and senior schools in Botswana.
Additionally, he is an alumni of the YALI Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa (RLC-SA) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program.
Ephraim has also done freelance contributions for South Africa’s largest digital publication, News24, as well as Botswana’s second largest publication, Sunday Standard, and also moderated at the Africa Tech Festival, the continent’s largest tech gathering, and did speaking engagements at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.
When he is not writing for TechCabal, he enjoys listening to music, reading, blogging on his personal blog (https://www.someblackguythoughts.com/), watching basketball (let’s go Warriors!) and football (come on you, Gunners!).
You can connect with him on LinkedIn.