Speakers: Ridwan Sorunke

Principal Advisor at DevAfrique

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Ridwan Sorunke is a Principal Advisor at Dev-Afrique Development Advisors and DevGlobal Partners. He is also the founder and Chair of Policy Vault Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to hard-to-reach government policies, regulations, and investment guides in African countries. Ridwan worked at the nexus of international development, business, and public policy at ACIOE Associates, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), Dalberg Advisors, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Procter & Gamble, and the US Nigeria Business Council. Over the years, he has helped several multinational corporations and tech startups develop impact-focused projects, forge strategic partnerships, and navigate complex economic and regulatory hurdles across African countries. He holds a master’s degree in international economics and international affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a bachelor’s degree (with honors) from Obafemi Awolowo University.

On the agenda



  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  2. Caribou Space

  3. Esri

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  5. Picterra

  6. Planet

  7. Replicable AI for Microplanning (RAMP)

  8. SparkGeo

  9. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


  1. Azavea

  2. Capella Space

  3. D4DInsights

  4. Element84

  5. European Space Agency (ESA)

  6. Locana

  7. PLACE

  8. Radiant Earth Foundation

  9. TileDB

  10. Umbra


  1. Cyient

  2. Development Seed

  3. DevGlobal

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