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EYRAM TAWIA

Co-founder + CEO ● Leti Arts

Eyram is the co-founder and CEO of Leti Arts. As a game developer, Eyram believes that Africa can make a salient contribution to the world of game development and preserve culture through this.

He has pioneered developing the gaming industry in Africa with Leti Arts. Eyram believes preserving cultural diversity through gaming and entertainment is very important and aims to prove this by creating world class games and comics using African talent. He's won several awards for his work in the African video game development space including the British Council YCE Media Awards (2012), Africa Entrepreneurship Award 2015 and the World Summit Awards 2018, a frequent speaker at game conferences globally and an author with his book Uncompromising Passion documenting his Journey as an African video game developer.

Challenged with scarce African game development skillsets, he initiated an internship program that has trained 250+ students from Junior to Tertiary level. He recently became the Country director for Ambitious Africa, which is a global organization leading change through young people.

He studied at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, Dartmouth College, USA and at the Meltwater Foundation, where he was a Software Teaching Fellow, inspiring others while also working on his own projects. He is also a Mandela Washington Fellow and a member of the Harambe Alliance.