Mimi Kalinda

Co-Founder & Managing Director | Africommunications Group (ACG)

Speaker Profile

Originally from the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda and raised in South Africa, Mimi Kalinda is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Africommunications Group (ACG), a pan-African public relations and communications agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is also the Director of Communications for the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a network of centres of excellence incubating STEM education for Africa’s brightest students while searching for the next Einstein in Africa.

Previously, as FleishmanHillard (FH)’s Africa Lead, Mimi was responsible for the global public relations firm’s engagement with its affiliates in Africa as well as identifying and developing partnerships in new markets. Mimi is a New York University graduate, sits on the Africa Brand Counsel, and is the Rebranding Africa Champion for Africa 2.0. She was nominated for the Women4Africa Awards 2016 as a finalist in the International African Woman of the Year category.

My Sessions

Building the Pipeline of Maths and Science Students- the AIMS model

Main Auditorium

If Africa is to gain its rightful place in the global knowledge economy and secure its economic future, significant focus must be put on increasing the quality of math and science teaching. Essential to this focus is a holistic and comprehensive approach that takes into account service delivery, partnerships with existing educational systems and the […]

Youth and Leadership