Nnena NkwakanmaFOSS Activist/ Former Policy Director at World Wide Web Foundation
"Nnenna from the internet" is a recognized voice for systemic policy changes for development through open technology. She is a champion for meaningful internet access, open data, open government, and the open web, bringing together local and international stakeholders to advance the digital cooperation agenda. Passionate about affordable internet access, data rights, digital freedom, and digital responsibilities of stakeholders, she is acknowledged as one of the "World's Most 100 Influential People in Digital Government" and one of "Africa's 50th Digital Personalities". Nnenna is a respected technology voice and leader in Africa. Her capacity to network and bridge the gap between the local and the global has made her a voice bearer for women, rural populations, the unconnected, and the civil society across the world. She is an ICT4D Strategist, an expert in eParticipation and Citizen Engagement, one of the early pioneers of the Africa Data Revolution, a respected voice in the UN’s Internet Governance Forum, a pioneer and continued advisor on internet governance in Africa, and Faculty at the Schools of Internet Governance. She has over 15 years of experience working with the United Nations Systems in human rights, information society, gender, data, digital equality, and sustainable development. Nnenna is listed by #Athena40 as one of the women changing the world by their leadership in their professional sector.