Nanjira Sambuli – Advocacy Manager, Web Foundation

nanjira-sambulu-policy-analystNanjira is a researcher, policy analyst and advocacy strategist interested in and working on understanding the unfolding impacts of ICT adoption and how those impact governance, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal culture, with a keen focus on gender implications.

She is currently the Digital Equality Advocacy Manager at the Web Foundation, where she manages advocacy efforts to promote digital equality in access to and use of the Web, with a particular focus on the Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online work. She was previously the Research Lead at iHub, Nairobi, where she provided strategic guidance for growth of technology research in the East Africa region and supported the team to surface information useful for the emerging technology ecosystem in Africa.

Nanjira is also a Trustee at mySociety (UKCOD), sits on the Advisory Board (Africa) for Sum of Us, and is also a board member at Kenya’s Media Policy Research Centre, with whom she has published a working paper on the changing media landscape in the country as impacted by social media.  She is supporting the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment by working with various leaders to demonstrate high-level leadership and renewed commitment and action towards making women’s economic empowerment a reality in our lifetime.