Denis Nyakach

Director -- Product Development, Founder, Amazing Kisumu
Kisumu, Kenya

About Denis

Bio

I am a water engineer from Egerton University Kenya. I currently work as the Programme Development Officer at a Non-Profit Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) - Dispensers for Safe Water (that provides communities with safe water through a point-of-collection water treatment technology - the Chlorine Dispenser System). The CDS offers an innovative approach to significantly reduce the burden of water-borne diseases across the world. Additionally, am also the founder Director of Amazing Kisumu - an outfit that puts into perspective the opportunities available for the young generation and the city dwellers in Kisumu. Our areas of involvement are on business opportunities, social events, events marketing, arts and fashion and also use of new media in enhancing business growth and networking purposes.

Languages

English, Swahili

Areas of Expertise

Communications - public relations

An idea worth spreading

Am currently living in Kisumu city, Kenya. Many people have wished this city away as not having opportunities to prosper, develop and for investments. Am currently committed to allay this myth to inspire belief, and inform the residents about the untapped gem of resources available in this land for developments and bring about s generation of young men who will ensure to this.

I'm passionate about

Inspiring the youth to be proactive for a better future.

Universities

Egerton University

Talk to me about

Social media, Marketing, Tourism, Business Opportunities for youths, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Protection, and Networking

People don't know I'm good at

Public Speaking, Events Planning and Organizing, Social Media Advocacy, Collaboration.

My TED story

A friend of mine first introduced me into TEDx event that he had organized by a couple of his friends in May 2012. The event activity was so exhilarating to me! Great audience, the theme was perfect and it just dawned on me that I wanted to be part of this community of change agents who organize these powerful talks on vital societal issues that affect us daily. This is a platform that is very important in any community segment to showcase approaches that are there for any ills and inspirations that are part of our daily lives. It is worth being in this community. My life has never been the same again.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Denis Nyakach
Posted 9 months ago
Robin Nagle: What I discovered in New York City trash
HOw timely a talk. She speaks for the issues that are not easily talked about. I rem a conversation I had with some colleagues ago, about need to increase health services so as to reduce diseases therby reduce overdependence on hralth facility. This he argues would make some people go outta work, he didn't realize that whenever we do a good as is required, we make our environment safer, our works lighter and all of us happier. I have forever vowed to keep my hood safe. I rem one day in commemoration of a cleaner city campaign which happens monthly on the first Saturday, I took my time to clean my neighborhood and burn trash that was making our hood unsightly. Nobody even said thank, you, everyone was looking at me with eyes that I have gone mad; but the back of my mind I was, "if only they knew". :)
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Denis Nyakach
Posted over 1 year ago
Robin Chase: Excuse me, may I rent your car?
Wow is all I can say. Really creative. Robin is a sure inspiration to many a women. Let's support our young girls by providing unlimited opportunities to think, innovate, create and inspire the world. Tis true what someone once said that "What a man can do, a woman can do better" I salute Robin!
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Denis Nyakach
Posted over 1 year ago
Bill Gates: Mosquitos, malaria and education
Can't agree more with Bill. He's quite an inspiration to the whole world. Thinking about him always makes me wonder how resilient the human mind/brain is! The human mind surely can be a master of all. Their is no limit to its functionality. I always tell friends that I would attempt to do as many and as different things in this world, coz the human mind has unlimited capailities. And all this happens when one has better education. As Bill puts it, "Better education leads to better opportunities", makes one really think BIG!