Panel member of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel
on Digital Cooperation (2018-19)
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, media, 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 DFID’s Digital Advisory Panel, board member at The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN) , and a Commissioner on the Lancet and Financial Times Global Commission (Governing Health Futures 2030). Nanjira also advises the Triple A Affirmative Action for Algorithms initiative by Women@TheTable, and the World Economic Forum’s project on Preparing Civil Society for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
She served as a panel member on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2018-19), as a trustee at UK Citizens Online Democracy (mySociety) (2016-2019), and as a deputy on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment (2016-17).