Ken Banks


Ken Banks devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world. An Ashoka and PopTech Fellow and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Ken is the founder of and creator of messaging platform FrontlineSMS. He has lived and worked across the African continent. In late 2015, he was appointed CARE International’s first Entrepreneur in Residence. He is the author of the book The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator. Ken will accompany the entire expedition.