Nancy Sumari is a business graduate from the University of Dar Es Salaam’s Business School. She is the Managing Director of Bongo5 Media Group Ltd, a new media company that focuses on online content creation and uses credible information as a tool for youth empowerment. Nancy is the founder and executive director

Nancy is the founder and executive director of the Neghesti Sumari Foundation whose programs and initiatives leverage the use of literature, technology and agriculture to create value. She has engaged in projects of society from wome empowerment to mentoring youth and championing for a quality children’s education. Nancy is a published author of the children’s book titled ‘Nyota Yako’ (Your Star). A book that is set in the form of poem and sings the songs of the women in the Tanzanian society who are successful in the roles they play. It is meant to inspire the African girl child to in pursuit of their dreams.

Among her foundations initiatives have been transforming learning outcomes among youth and children through digital literacy programs and applying design thinking methodologies to create value; for which she won the ‘Tigo Digital Change Maker’ award for in Tanzania.

Nancy is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, a Global Village Alumni and a Mandela Washington Fellow 2017.

In 2017 Africa Youth Awards named her among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative instituted to promote African youth movements and achieving and also restoring excellence in the works of young people across Africa.