Nnenna Nwakanma is an FLOSS activist, community organizer, development adviser and development consultant originally from Nigeria in Africa. 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  which she serves on. 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.
Nwakanma has spoken at numerous conferences on Open Source and Free Software and other topics including O'Reilly's OSCON, the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM)  and Yale University's Access to Knowledge Conference, the The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, The Open World Forum. The Internet Governance Forum.
In the framework of her Consultancy platform (http://nnenna.org)  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'.
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