Nancy Amunga is an astute Kenyan entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Dana Logistics, which offers corporate delivery services, transportation services and clearing and forwarding services (imports and exports).
Besides being a business person, Amunga is also passionate about the youth. To this end, she has won several international accolades for her business and also for the work she does with fellow youth. She was awarded the Commonwealth Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018 during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in London. She is also the youngest honoree of the African Achievers Awards - social impact category - which she received at the House of Commons, UK Parliament in July 2018.
She is the former national coordinator of the Commonwealth Alliance for Young Entrepreneurs- East Africa (CAYE-E.A). As a youth leader, she has had the chance to participate in international forums such as UNCTAD 14, TICAD and the Second-High Level meeting (HLM2) which were held in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Commonwealth Youth Ministers meeting (9CYMM) that was held in Kampala, Uganda in 2017. In these forums, she contributed in the drafting of the youth declaration and the outcome documents.
Amunga is an awardee of Top 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs in Kenya (2015). She received the Dedication and Excellence certificate from the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KNCCI) for her dedication towards youth in business. Amunga is also an Alibaba Business School E-founder fellow, a partnership between Jack Ma of Alibaba and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
She has been collaborated with the United Nations in different occasions. Amunga was a speaker at both the World Investment Forum (WIF) at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and at the first UNCTAD E-commerce week at the UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya where she represented issues around women empowerment and trade.
She represented the UNCTAD at the World Export Development forum at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to address the issues affecting the youth and young women in trade and the opportunities provided by the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCTA).
She is passionate about young people in business hence her initiative dubbed the Sprout Agenda where she mentors them and connects them to potential mentors. She uses her blog - Nancy A. Amunga - as a platform to mentor the youth as well as engage with them. Amunga's desire is to impact as many youths as possible and believes that, "Live for yourself and you will in vain. Live for others and you will live again."
Nancy Amunga with Mr. Jack Ma, at the Alibaba Headquarters in Hangzhou, China.
Nancy Amunga with Senator Gideon Moi and Ms. Zahra Moi at the Women In Business Awards
Nancy Amunga meeting with Prince William and Commonwealth Business Council executives in London, UK.
Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in London
Received at the House of Commons, UK Parliament in July 2018.
From the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KNCCI)
Top 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs in Kenya