Nnenna Nwakanma

Main focus: Internet affordability, web we want, and development

Twitter handle: @nnenna

Website/blog: www.webfoundation.og

Languages: English, French

City: West Africa

Topics: internet, social media, gender in technology, women in open source, affordable internet, africa, ict4d, web we want, internet governance


Nnenna Nwakanma, Africa Regional Coordinator, The World Wide Web Foundation.

Nnenna works to develop cutting-edge collaborations in Africa. Her work has a particular focus on the Alliance for Affordable Internet project and the Web We Want campaign for human rights on and through the Web.

She is an experienced development professional who has worked in the ICT field in Africa for over a decade. As well as leading a highly regarded consultancy platform, Nnenna has in recent years co-founded The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa, and served as a board member of the Open Source Initiative.

Her career has allowed her to work closely with many civil society organisations, the African Development Bank, the Digital Solidarity Fund and has seen her involved in many phases of the UN’s Africa Information Society Initiative. She has lived and worked in five African countries and is fluent in English, French and a number of African languages. She has been a speaker at global events for the past 7 years.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

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Nnenna speaks one-on-one about Affordability at the Stockhol Internet Forum

The State of the 2014 Internet
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The opening session of the Stockholm Internet Forum

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Keynote address at the global multistakeholder forum on the future of the Internet

Internet Governance Forum, 2013
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Opening ceremony and keynote address fo global civil society