Jean-Philbert Nsengimana


Jean Philbert Nsengimana (Phil) is the Chief Digital Health Advisor at Africa CDC. He also serves as a special advisor to the Commons Project and the Digital Impact Alliance, working to unlock the full potential of technology and data for Africa’s prosperity. Prior to those roles, he served as the Minister of Youth and ICT in the Government of Rwanda for 6 years. During his tenure, he spearheaded the Smart Africa Alliance and YouthConnekt Africa – two pan African organizations focused on accelerating digital transformation and youth empowerment.

Phil holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Global MBA in Information Technology from the SP Jain School of Global Management in Singapore, a Masters in Software Engineering and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Rwanda. He serves on many boards including the Global Digital Inclusion Partnership, IntraHealth International, Place Fund, International Center of Expertise in Montreal on Artificial Intelligence (CEIMIA) and StartUpAfrica.