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Past IGF Ambassadors

Adaora Okoli (Nigeria) is a Broadcast Journalist working with Info FM 99.3 Ltd. She also runs a blog techcultureng.com which is focused on telling stories of young people using ICTs for development in the Niger-Delta and across the broader Africa continent. It is also a platform for awareness and advocacy for digital rights and internet freedoms. Adaora has a legal… Read more

Angie Contreras (Mexico) is a Writer for the Association for Progressive Communications' GenderIT e-zine and also runs a feminist digital magazine. She is a Youth@IGF Fellow and a Founding Member of the Youth SIG (better known as the Youth Observatory). She actively participates in the ISOC Mexican Chapter and is now in the process of forming the Gender Issues SIG.… Read more

Alessia Zucchetti (Uruguay) is the Research Project Manager and Coordinator of Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay. Alessia has been involved in Internet governance and policy for the past four years, and her current work includes developing and managing national and international ICT projects and programmes, capacity-building initiatives, and providing policy assessment in education & technology, digital citizenship, open access, privacy and… Read more

Aris Ignacio (Philippines) is the Dean of the College of Information Technology at Southville International School and Colleges in the Philippines. He is an advocate for the youth being a major stakeholder group in Internet Governance discussions, and has facilitated the participation of university/college students in local, regional and global Internet governance events, particularly in Asia-Pacific. Aris is a Board… Read more

Bruna Santos (Brazil) is the Coordinator at the Research Lab on Public Policies and Internet (LAPIN) where she focuses on studying multistakeholder processes and broader Internet governance related issues. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and is currently pursuing a Masters in Internet Regulation at the University of Brasilia. Over the past couple of years, Bruna has worked on initiatives… Read more

Elizabeth Longworth has over 28 years experience on issues of internet development and policy as a lawyer, privacy expert, business person, activist, facilitator and international policy-maker. From 2003-14 she held various senior director positions in the United Nations, setting strategic direction and providing leadership and management oversight. She led global programmes which relied on consensus-building, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and maintaining strong… Read more

Hanen Idoudi (Tunisia) is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Manouba. She has a strong background in the technical aspects of Internet protocols, enterprise networks protocols and overall network design in general. She has a particular interest in routing and security in wireless technologies. She is an ISOC Next Generation Leader, having completed the ’Shaping the… Read more

Ines Hfaiedh (Tunisia) is the Head of Education Programs at the Arab World Internet Institute (AWII). She is also the AWII Representative on the Partnership and Steering Committee Member at ICANN’s MEAC School of Internet Governance. Ines holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language Teaching and a Bachelors of English Literature. She has previously been a Fulbright Teaching Assistant… Read more

Josephine Miliza (Kenya) is the Project Lead for a community wireless network initiative known as TunapandaNET. The project is focusing on building a digital ecosystem in education and health for rural and informal settlements in Kenya. The pilot project is in Nairobi where they are providing connectivity and digital literacy training for schools in the Kibera slum. Josephine is passionate… Read more

Kinfe Desta (Ethiopia) is a Lecturer at Addis Ababa University, where his teaching and research interests are Internet governance and media law. He undertook his undergraduate studies in law in Ethiopia and further graduate studies in Norway (IT Law) and the UK (International Law). He is a past ICANN Fellow and has been involved with the internationalized domain name program… Read more

Lenandlar Singh (Guyana) is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Guyana. He is an ISOC Next Generation Leader (NGL), and participated in the ’Shaping the Internet - History & Futures’ online course in 2012. He has participated in both the EuroSSIG Fellowship and the LACIGF Fellowship programmes. He is currently part of the team which is… Read more

Paola Pérez (Venezuela) is the Vice-President of the ISOC Venezuelan Chapter and the Chair of the LACNIC Public Policy Forum. She is also a human rights activist for the Network of Citizen Activists (REDAC), Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit foundation 'Lids for Life', and a member of the IT Women Working Group in LACNIC. Her interests are online censorship,… Read more

Sarah Kiden (Uganda) is currently a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow hosted by Research ICT Africa in Cape Town, South Africa. She is working on an Internet measurements project, focusing on broadband performance, and Internet peering and users' behaviour in some countries in Africa. Sarah possesses a technical background in networks and systems administration through her previous employment as Head of… Read more

Susannah Gray (United States) is a Communications Consultant who works with organizations such as ICANN, AFRINIC, APNIC, AMS-IX, Royal Dutch Shell, and others. She has previously worked for ICANN, RIPE NCC and Greenpeace in the areas of media analysis, corporate communications and publication. Susannah is the President and Chair of the ISOC San Francisco Chapter, and has been involved with… Read more

Tracy Kadesa (Kenya) is an Independent ICT Researcher focusing on intellectual property online consulting. She also works with the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTAnet) and Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA). Tracy was part of the KICTAnet team that organized the Kenya Internet Governance Forum (KenIGF) and the Kenya School of Internet Governance (KenSIG). She… Read more

Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) is the Program Manager at Young Power in Social Action (YPSA), where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of disability and ICT related activities. He is also the focal person for DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) and 2nd Vice President at the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES). He has been… Read more

Vineet Kumar (India) is the Founder and President of Cyber Peace Foundation and National Anti-Hacking Group (NAG). He has received several national awards for his work in the area of cybersecurity, including the ‘National IT Excellent Award’, ‘Cybersecurity Entrepreneur of the Year’, and the ‘Top 100 CISO Award’. He was the recipient of the Chevening Scholarship by the British Government,… Read more

Zakir Syed (Pakistan) is the Research Manager, Telecoms & ICT Market Research at SAMENA Telecoms Council where he looks at emerging technologies and innovation, public policy, regulation and the latest trends in the role of ICTs in different sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Master of Science in Information… Read more