Web Foundation, an organization dedicated to the improvement and availability of the World Wide Web, has announced the appointment of Kenyan technologist Nanjira Sambuli as its Digital Equality Advocacy Manager.
She has been charged with managing the Foundation’s advocacy efforts to promote digital equality in access to and use of the Web, with a particular focus on its Women’s Rights Online work.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Sambuli worked at iHub, a Kenyan incubator and accelerator, as Research Lead where she helped shape governance and tech research, and provided strategic guidance for the growth of technology research in East Africa.
Her recent research includes work on ICT and Governance in East Africa (iHub Research), and Cybersecurity and Cyber-resilience in East Africa (CIGI).
She also researched into the challenges of promoting Internet access in developing countries while upholding net neutrality principles (Journal of Cyber Policy).
Nanjira is a regular speaker and media commentator, currently serving in different organizations in different capacities, and sits on the board of several organizations such as the Media Policy Research Centre and SumOfUs.
Before joining iHub, she worked at Sandstorm Kenya, UN-Habitat and UNEP.
She’s expected to bring the experiences and expertise garnered over the years to bear in her new role at the Foundation.
“We’re excited to have Nanjira on board, and hope you’ll join us in welcoming her to the team,” the Web Foundation stated in a press release.