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East Africa Fellow

Nivi Sharma


Nivi Sharma is Managing Director of BRCK (, the onramp for frontier market internet users, and the distribution channel for organizations to reach them. Nivi has dedicated her career to developing simple and holistic solutions providing digital access to everyone, from children to youth to adults, across the continent. She is passionate about the potential impact the internet can have on the economic and social development for the 800m Africans who are currently not connected. In 2011, Nivi co-founded eLimu (, the first company to digitize the Kenyan Primary School curriculum for revision and literacy. Nivi is a 2014 East Africa Acumen fellow and a 2016 fellow of the Fast Forward leadership program. Nivi holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons.) with a minor in Philosophy from Ithaca College.

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