Charity Gamboa-Embley

Charity Gamboa-Embley

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Biography

Charity Gamboa is an educator, writer, and consultant by profession, both in classroom and in distance education for ten years. Her teaching experience included Computer Literacy programs for modular/vocational courses in grassroots communities for out-of-school young women in the Phillippines that incorporated Basic English language learning into the Computer Literacy program. She also taught Information Technology courses, Science, and ESL in private institutions as a certified TESOL/TESL and trained online teachers. Charity is a Diplo Foundation associate, and graduated in the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2007 and tutored for the IGCBP. She is Chairperson for ISOC Philippines Chapter of the Internet Governance Working Group under Public Policy; a member of the IGF Remote Participation Working Group; a Fellow/participant in the collective process of the civil society paper presented to the OECD on the “Future of the Internet Economy” in Seoul, South Korea (prepared within the framework of the Public Voice); a Fellow of GK3 (Third Global Knowledge) in Kuala Lumpur; and an IGF Hyderabad fellow, under the partnership of Diplo Foundation and ITU.
Charity is also an author and translator in “Global Voices in Filipino”, part of the Global Voices Online Lingua project. She is actively involved in the IGF Wikipedia English article and translated the English version to Tagalog. She is also an editor for Babel - a multilingual, multicultural online journal and community of arts and ideas - advocating on a diverse, safe and a multistakeholder Internet, women empowerment, social and political justice in the Philippines, free access to learning, community development and educational leadership.

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