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4th International Open Data Conference
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Nnenna Nwakanma

Web Foundation
Africa Regional Coordinator
Cote d'Ivoire
Title proposal: Driving gender data demands: lessons learned from TechMousso.

Biography: 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 also heavily involved in driving forward the open data agenda across Africa.

Nnenna 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.