Nancy Amunga is the founder and CEO of Dana Communications Limited, a company that provides corporate delivery, transportation and clearing and forwarding services.
She is the youngest honoree of the African Achievers Awards – social impact category and has won several international awards and recognitions.
Dana Communications Limited was recently named fourth in the Top 100 SMEs in Kenya in a survey conducted by KPMG and Business Daily.
Here is her full story as told by WoK.
Nancy Amunga is a businesswoman, public speaker, communications specialist and Youth & Women advocate. She attended Multimedia University of Kenya where she pursued a Diploma in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Communication and Media Studies from the same institution. She has a Certificate in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations from Centonomy limited.
She is also an Alibaba Business School E-Founder fellow, a partnership between billionaire Jack Ma and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Nancy began her career journey in 2016 working as a Youth Mentor at Akili Dada before joining the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry as a Sector leader – Women in Business.
In March 2017 she joined the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) as the National Coordinator. In July 2020 she joined the UNCTAD eTrade for Women Initiative before deciding to fully focus on Dana Communications Limited, a company she founded in March 2014.
Interestingly, Nancy Amunga had never been in the courier industry before. She saw a problem that needed to be addressed and that’s how Dana Communication was born.
“So the main reason why we formed the company is because in Nairobi there is a lot of city traffic. So I saw problem and I decided as an entrepreneur let me try and sort out the problem,” she said.
The company was recently named fourth in the Top 100 SMEs in Kenya in a survey conducted by KPMG and Business Daily.
Achievements and Success
Nancy has won several awards and accolades including the Commonwealth Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018 during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) held in London.
She is 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 was named among the Top 25 under 25 Entrepreneurs in Kenya in 2015 and has received a Dedication and Excellence certificate from the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) for her dedication towards youth in business.
She was a speaker at the World Investment Forum (WIF) at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and at the first UNCTAD e-commerce week at the UN headquarters in Nairobi 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 where she addressed issues affecting the youth and young women.
She also addressed the opportunities provided by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCTA). She is passionate about the youth and runs the ‘Sprout Agenda’ initiative where she mentors young people and connects them to networking opportunities.