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Nanjira Sambuli
Senior Policy Manager at The World Wide Web Foundation


Nanjira Sambuli 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 currently leads policy advocacy to promote digital equality in access to and use of the web at the World Wide Web Foundation, with a particular focus on the Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online work. She previously worked at the iHub in Nairobi, where she provided strategic guidance for growth of technology innovation research in the East Africa region.

Nanjira is a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, DFID’s Digital Advisory Panel, board member at The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN) , trustee at UK Citizens Online Democracy (mySociety), and served as a deputy on the United Nations Secretary General's High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment (2016-17).

Programme Sessions

  • A Digitally Included Society: Implementing Affordable Services to Connect the Unconnected