Yazmin Jumaali is a production manager at Code for Africa – the continent’s largest network of open data and civic technology labs. The lab has multicultural teams across the continent consisting of software engineers, data analysts and data journalists who are helping build digital democracy tools that empower watchdog NGOs and the investigative media.
The team is involved in multiple projects, Yazmin currently designs people-centred systems / standards and implements and supervises a streamlined, organisation-wide production system that synchronises diverse specialists team across the continent. She is responsible for applying agile methodologies to ensure teams are able to efficiently plan, execute, and sunset projects successfully, on time and within budget. Prior to joining CfA, Yazmin worked at UN-HABITATs Safer Cities Programme and was instrumental in the organisation of the first African Forum for Urban Safety as the focal point for Nairobi. She also worked as a Social Impact lead at MumsVillage, managing grant applications and coordinating women focused events with a panel of local female power-houses.
Yazmin is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is currently taking agile courses. Because she is passionate about learning and developing new skills, Yazmin is looking to take up a degree/course in data journalism. Outside of work Yazmin enjoys reading, travelling and photography.