ICT for development (ICT4D)

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication 16 April 2024

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is an independent civil society organisation (CSO) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since 2000, it has been working with a focus on media development, building the capacity of CSOs on digital transformation, which is both knowledge-driven and context-sensitive. It considers the challenges and opportunities created by Bangladesh's rapidly changing media and CSOs environment in the fourth industrial revolution era. BNNRC has achiev...

Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA)
Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA) 27 March 2024

The Centre for Multilateral Affairs aids policy thinking and advances African and global South perspectives and priorities in domestic, regional and international policy discourses. Its approach is to inform, shape and advance African and global South perspectives and priorities at multistakeholder policy platforms. It keenly explores the intersection of digital and cyberspace governance and multilateral politics.

Ariel Barbosa
Ariel Barbosa 15 September 2023

Ariel is a promoter and advocate of digital rights and the use of the internet and new technologies for social development. For more than 25 years he worked at Colnodo, an APC member organisation in Colombia, and since 2021, he has been working at Localization Lab, a not-for-profit organisation that makes technology accessible through collaboration with developers, organisations, end users...

Mai Ishikawa Sutton
Mai Ishikawa Sutton 02 May 2023

Mai Ishikawa Sutton (they/them) is an organiser, facilitator and writer focused on the digital commons and other intersections between network technologies and the solidarity economy. They are the Director of Fellowship of DWeb Camp, Senior Organiser of DWeb projects and one of the stewards of the Decentralized Web Principles. They are a co-founder and editor of COMPOST magazine and Distributed...

Moses Owiny
Moses Owiny 09 March 2023

Moses Owiny is the founder and chief executive officer of the Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA). The CfMA is a platform that seeks to aid policy thinking, informing and shaping global South perspectives in domestic, regional and global policy discourses. His most recent research work focused on cybersecurity and state capacity in Uganda, an assessment of how internet shutdowns undermine cy...

Brian Byaruhanga
Brian Byaruhanga 09 March 2023

Brian is a digital rights advocate, mechanical engineer and technology enthusiast. He has worked as a technology consultant and human rights campaigner in both the private and non-profit sectors. As an advocate for digital rights, Brian is passionate about the inclusion and accessibility of technology for more users in Africa. He is a proponent of open source technology and has experience provi...

Helen Belcastro
Helen Belcastro 11 November 2022

Helen is a Senior Programme Specialist at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Her current position is focused on capacity and institutional development for democratic governance, including state institutions, academia, media and civil society. She is highly experienced in human rights and the role of civil society for democratic development, especially in repressive...

Muriuki Mureithi
Muriuki Mureithi 06 October 2022

Muriuki has extensive experience as a thought leader in ICT4D consulting in Africa, providing policy, regulatory, strategy and market solutions. He is passionate about e-transformation, inclusivity, responsible AI, cyberspace domain and digital society. He has published on ICT4D issues and was Adjunct Faculty at the Strathmore University Business School – Cyberspace Policy and S...

Gayatri Khandhadai
Gayatri Khandhadai 19 September 2022

Gaya joined the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre in February 2022 as the Head of Technology and Human Rights. She is a lawyer with a background in international law and human rights, international and regional human rights mechanisms, research, and advocacy. She previously worked with national and regional human rights groups, focusing on freedom of expression. More recently she worked...

Anriette Esterhuysen
Anriette Esterhuysen 19 September 2022

Anriette Esterhuysen was the executive director of APC until March 2017. Prior to joining APC, Anriette was executive director of SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for civil society, labour and community organisations. She was active in the struggle against Apartheid from 1980 onwards. From 1987 to 1992 she did information and communication work in development and ...

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