Nnenna Nwakanma

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Nnenna Nwakanma
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Nwakanma in 2014

Nnenna Nwakanma is a FOSS 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.[citation needed] She is a former member of the board of the Open Source Initiative.[2] She co-founded The Africa Network of Information Society Actors, and the African Civil Society for the Information Society [3] which she serves on[when?].[4] She is also a Vice President of the Digital solidarity fund.[citation needed] Previously, she served as the Information Officer for Africa of the Helen Keller Foundation.[5]

Nwakanma has spoken at conferences on Open Source and Free Software and other topics including O'Reilly's OSCON,[6] the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM),[7] Yale University's Access to Knowledge Conference,[8] the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT,[9] the Open World Forum,[10] and The Internet Governance Forum.[11]

As of 2018, she is the Policy Director for the World Wide Web Foundation[12] where she supports work on the Alliance for Affordable Internet[13] and the Web We Want.[14]

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


  1. ^ http://internationalpeaceandconflict.ning.com/profile/NnennaNwakanma
  2. ^ "OSI Emeritus Members | Open Source Initiative". opensource.org. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  3. ^ http://www.opensource.org/docs/board-annotated
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
  5. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/ppl/webprofile?action=vmi&id=2838266&authToken=q-HQ&authType=name&trk=ppro_viewmore&lnk=vw_pprofile[dead link]
  6. ^ http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2008/public/schedule/speaker/28323
  7. ^ http://www.fosdem.org/2009/schedule/events/osi_public_meeting
  8. ^ http://research.yale.edu/isp/a2k2/panels.html
  9. ^ http://iweek.aiti-kace.com.gh/prog.pdf
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  12. ^ "Nnenna Nwakanma". World Wide Web Foundation. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  13. ^ "Team | Alliance for Affordable Internet". a4ai.org. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  14. ^ "Team | Web We Want". Web We Want. Retrieved 2017-05-07.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Consultancy platform where she offers development advisory and consultancy services to governments, development organisations, donors, non-governmental agencies and business
  • blog
  • https://twitter.com/nnenna/