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Konexio

Our Vision : Advancing Universal Digital Inclusion

Our mission

Our mission is to democratize access to digital skills, especially for those who are economically disadvantaged. We are committed to offering quality training in technical and interpersonal skills, supporting students in their socio-professional integration. We place inclusion at the heart of our mission – our programs specifically promote the participation of women and all under-represented groups in Tech fields.

Our values

  • Inclusion & diversity

  • Rigor & excellence

  • Innovation & continuous improvement

  • Transmission

Our story

Konexio was founded in 2016 by social entrepreneur Jean Guo, who sought to answer the social, cultural, and professional challenges faced by people traditionally excluded from economic opportunities and the tech sector.

 Growing up in an immigrant household, she witnessed the difficulties her family encountered when they arrived in a new country. Jean created Konexio because she believed that digital upskilling has the transformative power to foster social and professional integration.

 

She aimed to provide free digital skills training to open up new opportunities for highly underserved talent in today’s economy. Guided by her vision of equity, social justice, and empowerment, Jean Guo built Konexio by foraging multi-sectoral partnerships with private and public partners, bringing together volunteers, trainers, and staff to make Konexio a reality. 

 

Today, Konexio is recognized in France as a major player in digital inclusion, having helped thousands of people learn in-demand digital skills to build a career for themselves.

2016 : Konexio is founded, launching our first introduction to code class (DigiStart) at the Espace Public Numérique Le Picoulet (Paris 11)

2017 : DigitAll (digital literacy program) is launched

2018 : Konexio is accepted into the first cohort of the Fighters Program at Station F

2019 

  • The first Web Developer cohort is launched 

  • Africa: Launch of the Digital Inclusion Program in Malawi

  • Konexio wins the Google Impact Challenge

2020 : Konexio expands to Bordeaux - Nouvelle Aquitaine

2021 

  • The first Senior Systems and Networks Technician cohort is launched

  • Konexio expands to Lille - Hauts-de-France 

  • The launch of our advocacy work

2022 :

  • Konexio expands internationally to Kenya and Jordan 

  • Launch of the first Forum on Inclusive Enterprise

2023 

  • 2 new programs are launched: Explore Your Talent and DigiPulse 

  • Konexio expands to Nantes - Pays de la Loire

Our Team

Allegra Harrison

Chargée des programmes
internationaux

Laurent Thieffry-Atticus​

Hauts-de-France Regional Manager

James Benn

Assistant de direction

Kelya Ozier Lafontaine

Référente Bénéficiaire

Elouhan Sahraoui

Chargé Communication et plaidoyer

Célesty Basunga

Chargée Marketing Digital

Cheikh Sambe

Chargé de relations entreprises

Salomé Le Briand

Gestionnaire administrative

Israel Machinplanas​

Chargé de mission Cours du soir

Audrey Cotton

Chargée de mission ​Développement et des partenariats

Manon ​Reynaud

Développeuse NoCode

Jude Toussaint

Chargé de mission ​93

Alizee Reys

Chargée de Projet PIC 100% Inclusion ​Lille

Rahima ​Zaouche

Formatrice Conceptrice Pédagogique

Maria-Fernanda Forero

Chargée de mission ​DevWeb

Zoé Coléou

Chargée de mission TSSR

Lison Marigaux

Coordinatrice d’Antenne ​Nantes

Antoine Blanc

Chargé de Mission ​Suivi & Impact

Noémie Paris

Chargée de mission ​Développement et des partenariats ​​

Arthur Berteau

Chargé de mission Explore Ton Talent

Lucie Soret​

No Code Product owner

Digital advisor

Nicolas Grenier

Conseiller Numérique ​Ile-de-France

Jean-Pierre Fiant

Conseiller Numérique ​Ile-de-France

Florian Druge

Conseiller Numérique Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Sophie Metsemakers

Conseillère Numérique ​Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Madou Konaté

Conseiller Numérique ​Ile-de-France

Stéphanie Chanoux

Conseillère Numérique Nouvelle Aquitaine

Florian Durot

Conseiller Numérique Hauts-de-France

Bastien Vasseur

Conseiller Numérique Hauts-de-France

Jérôme Dondeyne

Conseiller Numérique Hauts-de-France

Xinzhe Cai

Conseiller Numérique ​Ile-de-France

International team

Elaine Sausen

Chargée Com & Développement
International

Fidel Mutuku

Coordinateur de Programme
International​

Selma Karim Omary

Chargée de programmes

The Malawi team

Bienheureux ​Matete

Coordinateur local

Serge Kisisi

Instructeur local

Céline Munyerenkana

Instructrice locale

Stany Dibwé

Instructeur local

Josué Amani

Instructeur local

Christelle ​Tulinabo

Instructrice locale

Our Management Committee

Jean Guo

President and Founder

Jean-Christophe Vidal

Executive Director

Elise Bret

Deputy Director

Agathe Roger-Estrade

Solidarity Programs Manager

David Cornilleau

Career-track Programs Manager

Cindy Tieu

Development Manager

Christine Guinguené

Nouvelle Aquitaine and Pays de la Loire Regional Manager

Esthel ​Joubert-Gaillard

Communication & Advocacy Manager

Hélène Caby

Hélène Caby, Hauts-de-France Regional Manager

Our Board

Gauthier Vannieuwenhuyse

Lawyer, Hogan Lovells

Agnès Ragonnet

Marketing Coordination Director, Chanel​

Delphine O

Ambassador, Secretary General of Forum Génération Égalité 2020

Pierre-Yves Geoffard

Professor holding a chair at PSE, CNRS Research Director, and EHESS Director of Studies

Nicolas Chung

Directeur de la mission PIA (Programme d'Investissement d'Avenir) à la Caisse des dépôts

Kolia Bénié

Adviser-Negotiator in Global Health at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Marion Abecassis

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

Our Annual Reports

2022

Rapport d'activité

2021

Rapport d'activité

2020

Rapport d'activité

2019

Rapport d'activité

2018

Rapport d'activité

Our awards and recognitions

2024

Konexio was ranked among the 120 most promising #Impact companies revealed by the Impact France Movement's #IMPACT120 index

2022

Konexio was ranked 1st in the "Vocational training and access to employment" category of the Carenews TOP 50 2022, in partnership with HAATCH. This award showcased the 50 organizations and companies with the greatest impact this year

2021

MIT names Konexio as one of 35 finalists worldwide for the Solve Challenge under the Digital Inclusion theme

2021

Deloitte Foundation Prize, “Digital Inclusion Award”: For efforts in bridging the digital divide and promoting digital inclusion

2021

PIC 100% Inclusion

Laureat 2021


2020

Ashoka Prize: Winner of the 2020 Future Skills Innovation Challenge

2019

Google Impact Challenge: 1st place prize winner in 2019

2019

France s’engage Foundation: Finalist in the 2019 competition

2019

VivaTech Capgemini: Innovation Prize winner in 2019

2018

EIB: Finalist of the Social Innovation Tournament in 2018

2018

Social Innovation competition: EU Social Innovation Competition 2018 semi-finalist

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countries

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sites in 30 cities

900

cohorts launched 

8200+

trainings delivered

390,000+

hours of training

48%

womens in our students

Our impact figures

Press coverage

Forbes
Elle
Beur FM
Chut Magazine
La Croix
Alliancy
Libération
Madame Figaro
La Tribune
CNN
Carenews
Le Figaro
BFM Business
Challenges
France 3
Les Echos
Le Parisien
Europe 1
Ouest France
01 NET
RFI
Vivre FM
Le Monde
France 24
B Smart
Infos Migrants
Maddyness
L'ADN
France Bleu
Bloomberg
The Economist
France 2
TechCrunch

Our advocacy

Since its foundation, Konexio has been mobilizing stakeholders to find solutions to combat digital illiteracy.

Through these discussions, Konexio has come up with 7 concrete proposals to uplift economically excluded populations. Together, Konexio strives to equalize rights to digital education, from the creation of a Universal Right to Digital Training to the design of inclusive algorithms.

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