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Nwakanma in 2014
She is the co-founder of The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa which she also co-chairs. She is a former member of the board of the Open Source Initiative. She co-founded The Africa Network of Information Society Actors, and the African Civil Society for the Information Society  which she serves on[when?]. 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 conferences on Open Source and Free Software and other topics including O'Reilly's OSCON, the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM), Yale University's Access to Knowledge Conference, the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, the Open World Forum, and The Internet Governance Forum.
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'.
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- "Nnenna Nwakanma". World Wide Web Foundation. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
- "Team | Alliance for Affordable Internet". a4ai.org. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
- "Team | Web We Want". Web We Want. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
-  Consultancy platform where she offers development advisory and consultancy services to governments, development organisations, donors, non-governmental agencies and business
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