Nanjira Sambuli

Senior Policy Manager

Nanjira leads the Web Foundation’s policy advocacy efforts to promote digital equality in access to and use of the web. A Nairobi-based researcher and analyst, Nanjira brings broad expertise as an advocate and consultant working at the intersection of governance, media, culture and society.

Immediately prior to joining the Web Foundation, Nanjira was Research Lead at the iHub in Nairobi, where she helped shape governance and tech research, and provided strategic guidance for the growth of technology research in East Africa. Her recent research includes work on the ICT and Governance Landscape in East Africa (iHub Research), Cybersecurity and Cyber-resilience in East Africa (CIGI), research into the challenges of promoting Internet access in developing countries while upholding net neutrality principles (Journal of Cyber Policy), and Technology Innovation Hubs and Policy Engagement (Making All Voices Count).

Nanjira is a member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and DFID’s Digital Advisory Panel, a board member at IRIN News, trustee at UK Citizens Online Democracy (mySociety), and served as a deputy on the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment (2016-17).

Nanjira has also been a columnist for the Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya, and occasionally pens op-eds for various leading publications.