Sol Luca de Tena

Sol Luca de Tena

Zenzeleni Community Networks


Sol has spent her life living and working between South Africa and Spain, and calls both countries home. She has over a decade of experience in strategic project management within technology development, capacity building, social impact and policy – with a focus on utilizing technologies to address environmental and social challenges.

She develops collaboration networks between often diverse interests, including communities, academia, industry and administration, and shapes projects that respond to critical needs. Sol is passionate about creating positive, meaningful change through equitable, sustainable interventions.

She is currently the acting CEO of Zenzeleni Networks, not for profit company, supports the operation and seeding of Community Networks in rural communities in South Africa.

She also leads various projects which seek to address the digital divide in a human centre approach, and collaborates on various working group and forums on Community Networks in Africa and around the world.