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Tayba Hatimy

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Baus Taka

Dr Tayba Hatimy is a dentist by profession and a passionate award-winning Social- Enviropreneur with 7 years of experience in fusing Business Development and Social Impact. She is an Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (White House led initiative) 2019 Alumna and pitch awardee, Mandela Washington Fellow, United Nations Institute of Training and Research Pitch Awardee and Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund grantee (U.S Department of State). Dr Hatimy is a Board Director at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) - Mombasa Chapter and also a member of the National Climate Change & Energy Committee of the KNCCI, Chair of Environment Committee at Rotary Club of Mombasa and the Coast Regional Representative for Rotary District 9212 Environmental Team for Clubs in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Eritrea.

She is the co-founder and executive director of Baus Taka Enterprise; a tech integrated waste management enterprise based in Mombasa County on a mission to combat marine plastic pollution while providing green job opportunities for youth and women from vulnerable communities.

Baus Taka Enterprises (BTE) offers a smart digital system that guarantees high-quality and sustainable waste management solutions for residential, commercial and industrial clients in Mombasa County. The Baus Taka App, a first of its kind in Kenya, it was launched in November 2021 and leverages on technology to offer a variety of innovative services to households/businesses, waste collectors and the county government to support strategic decision making, enhance zero waste communities and combat the problem of illegal waste dumping in Mombasa.

In March 2023, Baus Taka #StopPlasticPollution Campaign won £250,000 from the Afri- Plastics Challenge Strand 3 which aims to reduce marine plastics in Sub-Saharan African countries by developing and scaling innovative solutions of plastic mismanagement. Moreover, Dr. Tayba was chosen to present Baus Taka's impactful endeavors to His Majesty King Charles III during the inaugural Royal Visit in November 2023 and also to showcased the Segregation bins at the First Lady’s Pavilion during the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Nairobi.

Additionally, Dr. Tayba exhibited the Stop Plastic Pollution Campaign initiatives to H.E Dr. William Ruto, the President of the Republic of Kenya, during Kenya Innovation Week in December 2022. Prior to this, in 2021, she showcased the #StopPlasticPollution Campaign to notable figures including U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Antony Blinken, and the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Ms. Inger Anderson.

Dr. Tayba is deeply committed to leveraging technology for positive oceanic transformations, inspiring both youth and women to actively engage in communitybased climate action.