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Nanjira Sambuli

Senior Policy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation, Kenya

Ms Nanjira Sambuli (@NiNanjira) leads the Web Foundation’s policy advocacy work to promote digital equality in access to and use of the web. She brings broad expertise as an advocate and consultant working at the intersection of governance, media, culture, and society. Ms Sambuli was previously Research Lead at the iHub in Nairobi, where she helped shape governance and tech research, and provided strategic guidance for the growth of technology research in East Africa. Her research includes work on the Challenges and Opportunities for advancing Women’s Rights Online (Web Foundation), ICT and Governance Landscape in East Africa (iHub Research), Cybersecurity and Cyber-resilience in East Africa (CIGI), research into the challenges of promoting internet access in developing countries while upholding net neutrality principles (Journal of Cyber Policy), and Technology Innovation Hubs and Policy Engagement (Making All Voices Count). Ms Sambuli is a member of DFID’s Digital Advisory Panel, board member at The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN), served as a panel member on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, as a trustee at UK Citizens Online Democracy (mySociety), and as a deputy on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment.

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