Fidel Makatia Omusilibwa, HSC

Tiba-vent young innovators

Fidel is a final year student of BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Kenyatta University. Fidel is the lead inventor of the Tibavent ventilator, the first ever African designed and developed ventilator. He is the founder and CEO of AFECS LTD, a technology company. Fidel is also an IEEE Photonics Society volunteer. He is the chairperson of IEEE Kenyatta University Students’ Branch and the student representative at IEEE Kenya Section. He is the team leader of the KUCUBE nano nanosatellite project (a satellite that will be used in the prediction and mitigation of agricultural disasters). Fidel is also the team leader of Electrical team for the digital learning device team (team by ministry of ICT Kenya, to develop tablets for learning in primary schools). Fidel was awarded the 2020 United Nations person of the year- principal innovator award and the UBORA 2020 project of the year Fidel has been awarded the Head of State Commendation by HE the president of Kenya in 12th December 2020. Fidel was born in 30/06/1997 in Kabarnet town, Baringo district. He went to AIC visa Oshwal primary school where he excelled and went to Nakuru High School. In his form 3, he transferred to Friends school Kaimosi boys’ high school where he excelled and joined Kenyatta University for his undergraduate studies. Fidel has a passion on using technology to transform society and has applied his knowledge to come up with solutions for problems in the society. Fidel is also topping his class with a GPA of 76.

5:20pm – 6:20pm EAT

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 Day 2

Guided Networking Session: Techies for UHC

Networking Platform (Will run concurrently with High-Level Roundtable)

Guided networking sessions will provide a platform for participants to informally connect and engage around specific issues/topics. The networking sessions, convened as virtual happy hours, will include an inspirational ‘TED Talk’ feature and interactive networking between participants. Session topics include:

Techies for UHC:

  • Moderator: Sylvia Wamugi, Deputy Director, Advocacy Communications and Partnerships, Y-ACT, Youth in Action
  • TED-Talk: Tiba-vent young innovators