Catherinerose Barretto

Co-Founder, Kinu Group Ltd

Membership:  Class of 2013 (Mawimbi)


Catherinerose is an independent Human Capital Development and Recruitment Consultant. Her experience with recruitment and training spans over five years, and her portfolio includes the private sector, multinationals, public sector and Non-Governmental Organisations within the East African region.

She is a regular speaker at secondary and higher education academic institutions where she speaks to students about career choices and their employability. Catherinerose partnered with Femtech (South Africa) in 2012 to develop the Femtanz women’s entrepreneurship program, which is designed for women who want to grow a technology-enabled business. The program currently has 12 graduates and 3 certified trainers in Tanzania.

Catherinerose is a Co-Founder of the Kinu Group Ltd, which was established to build capacity and foster co-creation, innovation and entrepreneurship within the ICT community. She has developed the Kinu Kids program which teaches children and young teens how to build robots and about science and technology. She also organizes workshops and events for young girls and women to introduce them to careers in ICT and help them understand how to use various technologies.

She is the Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum Dar es Salaam Global Shapers Hub. Catherinerose  is currently serving as the Director of Next Generation for the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam North, District 9211. She is a member of the Tanzanian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (TEE) a working group of industry stakeholders that has been established by the Tanzanian Commission of Science Communication and Technology to assess what is needed to create a viable and sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tanzania.

Catherinerose pursued her Bachelors of Science in Political Science at California State University Fresno and Development Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam.




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