Tope OgundipeConsultant at Digital Rights, Gender & Social Inclusion
Tope Ogundipe is a public-affairs professional with background and expertise in the strategic engagement of technology public policy processes for human rights, gender equality and social inclusion. She has over 10+ years of combined experience in program leadership and management, public policy, government relations, and policy outreach in the field of Information and Communications Technology, engaging research and advocacy projects for mainstreaming rights and access in ICT policy. She’s an advocate for women’s rights in the digital space and has worked on projects with the World Wide Web Foundation on mainstreaming gender in national ICT policies since 2015. She also has hands-on experience building highly impactful capacity-building programs for a wide range of audience including out-of-school youth, technology talents in universities, policy makers, law enforcement, and media personnel. She works with such regional and international networks as the Alliance for Affordable Internet, African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedom Coalition, the IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access & the Net Rights Africa Coalition to advance digital access and opportunities in Africa. She is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, the Lagos Business School & the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.