Our Mission

A next-generation non-profit that is exponentially more efficient at delivering scalable and verified sexual reproductive health impact for sub-Saharan African youth

Founded in 2014, Triggerise currently works in six sub-Saharan countries. We are rapidly expanding, creating positive impact at scale wherever we go

Our Vision

A world where all youth have the power to choose where, when, and how they meet their sexual reproductive health needs

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Explore where our offices and on-the-ground teams are working to trigger change for good

  • Project
  • Operations
  • Office
  • Office & Operation

We have operations in six sub-Saharan African countries, and offices in Amsterdam, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, and Porto

We are Triggerise

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160 brilliant strong people

14 cities we call home

+10 different mother tongues

8 years of making change for good

1 shared goal

Supervisory Board

The Triggerise Supervisory Board helps fulfil our mission by providing guidance and oversight. It comprises highly accomplished professionals who donate their time and share their expertise in delivering impact at scale using technology and innovation.

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Lisa Simutami

(Chapel Hill, NC, USA), is the chair of our supervisory board since inception. Lisa is the COO of Ipas, and previously served as Regional Director at Population Services International.

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Leslie Pascaud

(New York, NJ, USA), leads Branding for Good and has been working on innovation projects in the USA, Europe and Asia for over 20 years.

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Miles Kemplay

(London, UK), is leading adolescent sexual and reproductive health work as Executive Director with Children’s Investment Fund Foundation since 2016. He has spent over a decade working for global health, development and private sector organisations.

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Werner Strydom

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands), heads up the Advanced Technology & Innovation unit within the Office of the CTO at Irdeto. He has 30 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity and leads software development, technology research, and innovation teams.

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Leontine Gast

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is the CEO of The Terrace. She works in strategy, branding and communication with retail and consumer goods organisations.

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Julia Sakovska

(the Netherlands), FCCA, serves as a CFO at TCR Group (Brussels), a Private Equity backed international provider of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to ground handlers, airlines and airports. Julia has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience gained at KPMG Audit, DLL (Rabobank Group), Athlon International (innovative leasing and mobility services businesses) and Van Tilburg-Bastianen Group (one of the most prominent family-owned businesses in the mobility services industry in the Netherlands).

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Phinah Kodisang

(Johannesburg, South Africa) is the CEO of Soul City Institute. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of sexual reproductive health and champions strategic and innovative development and management of programmes aimed at youth.

Board of Directors

Our Directors lead Triggerise - setting its vision, shaping its strategy, managing its operations and inspiring its people.

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Benoit Renard

Director of Triggerise Stichting, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-founder

Cape Town, South Africa

Benoit co-founded Triggerise in 2014. He has a background in Marketing, having worked for nonprofit and for-profit organisations in France and Africa. He manages and oversees operations, leading the development of all the Triggerise ecosystems.

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Richard Matikanya

Co-Director of Triggerise Stichting, Managing Director

Nairobi, Kenya

Richard oversees Triggerise field operations in the countries we operate in, New Business Development, Grants, Risk and Compliance, and Finance.

Our People

Our people and their commitment to our vision move us forward every day. Here are some of the faces that are working hard behind the scenes to create big impact.

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Chief People Officer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Research & Analytics Director

Nairobi, Kenya

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Strategy Manager

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Platform Marketing Director

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Chief Technology Officer

Cape Town, South Africa

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External Communications & Public Relations Lead

Kampala, Uganda

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Programme Director

Nairobi, Kenya

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Chief Finance Officer

Cape Town, South Africa

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New Business Development Director

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Engineering Manager

Cape Town, South Africa

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Country Director - Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

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Product Manager

Porto, Portugal

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Platform Operations Director

Abuja, Nigeria

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Recruitment Team Coordinator

Lisbon, Portugal

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Country Director – Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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