Past IGF Ambassadors

Philip Adar is a Lecturer at the Faculty of IT at Strathmore University and Project Manager at Nokia Siemens Networks, where he is responsible for managing the deployment of 3G broadband networks for service providers in six African countries. His research interests include mobile access to the Internet and quality of service management for wireless networks. Read more

Farzaneh Badiei is an Intern at the Internet Governance Forum Secretariat. She holds an LLM in International Commercial Law and has carried out research at Geneva University on the role of the Internet in facilitating commercial dispute resolution. Her research interests include the role of the Internet in facilitating access to justice, e-governance and dispute resolution, the use of Online… Read more

Fatima Cambronero (Argentina) graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba and received a diploma in Law and Technology from the Universidad Blas Pascal. She is a lawyer involved in Internet governance issues and personal data protection, privacy, and intellectual property rights. She is also an alumnus of DiploFoundation’s Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme and the ICANN Fellowship Programme.  Read more

Maria Casey is a 22 year old scholar, who has recently graduated with a B.Sc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick, Ireland and is about to commence with a Masters of Eng. in Information and Network Security. She has previously worked with the Information Systems department of Boston Scientific, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of medical devices which… Read more

ICT Consultant, President of ISOC Poland System Business Consulting Read more

Fatani first gained academic insight into the different layers of the Internet architecture, its constraints and the development of its various standards and applications, experiencing Internet governance through the prism of the development of its technical infrastructure during his Engineering and computer science programme at the undergraduate level. Upon continuing his studies at the postgraduate level, Fatani had the opportunity… Read more

Elif Küzeci is an Assistant Professor at Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Law. Her areas of interest include data protection, freedom of expression, intellectual property rights on the Internet, and computer crime. Read more

Antonio M. Moreiras is a Computer Engineer at, where he is in charge of IPv6 dissemination, and other projects related to the Internet infrastructure. He has an MBA in Business Administration, an MSc in Computer Engineering, and is also an alumni from DiploFoundation and SSIG’10 Internet Governance courses. Read more

Paul Muchene (Kenya) is a software entrepreneur and a network engineer at the iHub in Nairobi. He also runs a web startup in Nairobi building websites and web applications and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. His interests encompass Domain Name System (DNS), DNS Security, and IPv6.  Read more

Stanley Osao (Papua New Guinea) is a Control Systems Engineer by profession. He currently serves as Board Chair of iPNGC for the second term. He has also been active in ICANN with their fellowship program and At-Large communities. Stanley has worked in academia, international NGO, the private sector, and also undertakes freelance work in ICTs, telecommunications, and electrical engineering. He… Read more

Rajendra Prasad Poudel is a Nepalese citizen, with a Masters degree in Mathematics and Information Technology. He taught in the University of Nepal for six years before joining E-Network Research and Development (ENRD) as Project Director in 2004. At ENRD, Mr Poudel designed the organisations ICT project for rural areas of Nepal. He is now involved in promoting tele-medicine and… Read more

Madeeha Rehman is working as a Solution Architect in Nexus Telecom AG, Pakistan where her duties include designing technical specifications of network monitoring and management solutions for GSM and GPRS networks. Her interest areas are Wireless Technologies such as WiMAX, HSPA, LTE; transition from IPv4 to IPv6; and Network investigation and management. Read more

Hempal works as a Programme Officer with Bellanet Alliance c/o SAP International in Nepal. He is an lawyer working in the Open Development issues. His work focuses on the appropriate use of ICTs and Knowledge Sharing Technologies to facilitate collaboration among development communities and individuals in civil society. He is also an advocate and practitioner of Free and Open Source… Read more

Sorina Teleanu (Romania) is a civil servant working on ICT legislation in the Romanian Parliament and doing a fellowship at the IGF Secretariat in Geneva. Her main interests include management of Internet critical resources, e-government, privacy, and data protection and freedom of expression. Read more

Siranush Vardanyan current position is Program Development Manager at Habitat for Humanity Armenia (HFHA). Siranush has more than fifteen years experience in working with international organizations. Before joining HFHA team, from 2000-2008 Siranush worked for Project Harmony Armenia first as an Outreach Manager and then as a Program Manager for the Armenia School Connectivity Program. Siranush has the extensive managerial,… Read more