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Nanjira Sambuli
Nanjira Sambuli

fellow, Technology & International Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Nanjira Sambuli is a researcher, policy analyst and strategist studying the unfolding, gendered impacts of digitalisation/ICT adoption on governance, diplomacy, media, entrepreneurship and culture, especially in Africa.

Nanjira is a Fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Programme at The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a Ford Global Fellow. She is also a board member at Development Gateway and Digital Impact Alliance. Nanjira advises the Carnegie Council’s AI and Equality Initiative and the <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms. She is a member of the Gender Advisory Board at the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). She is also a Diplomacy Moderator at the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA). Nanjira previously led digital equality advocacy efforts at the World Wide Web Foundation, and worked at iHub Nairobi, where she provided strategic guidance for growth of technology innovation research in the East Africa region. She has also served as a board member at The New Humanitarian, co-chair of Transform Health, as a Commissioner on the Lancet & Financial Times Governing Health Futures 2030 Commission, as a panel member on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, and as a deputy on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment. In recognition of her work, Nanjira was named one of New African Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans in 2016, BBC’s 100 Inspiring and Influential Women in 2019, CIO East Africa’s 30 Most Influential Women in Tech in 2020 and Apolitical Foundation’s 50 Influential Researchers Whose Work Could Shape 21 Century Politicians in 2022.