Nnenna Nwakanma

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Nnenna Nwakanma
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Nnenna Nwakanma is an FLOSS activist, community organizer, development adviser and development consultant originally from Nigeria in Africa.[1] She is the co-founder of The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa which she also co-chairs. She was elected as a board member of the Open Source Initiative in April 2007. She also co-founded The Africa Network of Information Society Actors, and the African Civil Society for the Information Society [2] which she serves on.[3] She is also a Vice President of the Digital solidarity fund. Previously, she served as the Information Officer for Africa of the Helen Keller Foundation.[4]

Nwakanma has spoken at numerous conferences on Open Source and Free Software and other topics including O'Reilly's OSCON,[5] the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM) [6] and Yale University's Access to Knowledge Conference,[7] the The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT,[8] The Open World Forum.[9] The Internet Governance Forum.[10]

She is the current Africa Regional Coordinator for the World Wide Web Foundation [11] where she supports work on the Alliance for Affordable Internet [12] and the Web We Want [13]

In the framework of her Consultancy platform (http://nnenna.org) [14] she offers development advisory and consultancy services to governments, development organisations, donors, non-governmental agencies and business.

Fluent in English, French and a handful of African languages, based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, having lived in at least 5 different African countries, she normally introduces herself as 'African'.


  1. ^ http://internationalpeaceandconflict.ning.com/profile/NnennaNwakanma
  2. ^ http://www.opensource.org/docs/board-annotated
  3. ^ http://www.acsis-africa.org/activites.htm
  4. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/ppl/webprofile?action=vmi&id=2838266&authToken=q-HQ&authType=name&trk=ppro_viewmore&lnk=vw_pprofile
  5. ^ http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2008/public/schedule/speaker/28323
  6. ^ http://www.fosdem.org/2009/schedule/events/osi_public_meeting
  7. ^ http://research.yale.edu/isp/a2k2/panels.html
  8. ^ http://iweek.aiti-kace.com.gh/prog.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.openworldforum.org/en/program/
  10. ^ http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/opening-session-list-of-speakers/
  11. ^ http://www.webfoundation.org
  12. ^ http://www.a4ai.org
  13. ^ http://www.webwewant.org
  14. ^ http://www.nnenna.org

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