Meet the Team


Founder / President

 

Emmanuel C. OGU is an aspiring Tech Diplomat, who is currently a trained Computer Scientist, a Cybersecurity Researcher, a Technology Governance & Policy Expert, and a Digital Development Researcher. He holds a PhD in Computer Science with a research focus in Cybersecurity. He is a member of the Internet Society (ISOC), affiliated with her Nigeria Chapter. He trained as a prospective 2019 ISOC IGF Youth Ambassador, and in 2020 became a Youth Ambassador of the Internet Society to the 15th Annual Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Emmanuel has, in 2020, also served on the #Youth4DigitalSustainability Working Group coordinated by the German Informatics Society, where he worked on the Project: "The Internet for Social Cohesion".

Emmanuel is a university Faculty member and Academic with research interests covering a broad range of multidisciplinary topics related to contemporary issues and discourses in Cybersecurity, Technology Governance, Digital Development, and Sustainability.

Country: Nigeria

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Co-Founder /

Vice President (Research)

 

Veronica PICCOLO is a Doctor of Law and currently a Ph.D. candidate with a research focus on big data and competition. She is a member of the Internet Society (ISOC) Italy Chapter and of the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YFPF) She is also a coordinator of the Youth SIG’s Newsletter project. In 2020, she was selected as ISOC Youth Ambassador to the 15th UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the first ever entirely virtual.

She is an artificial intelligence enthusiast, with a profound interest in legal and ethical facets related to the use of algorithms for political micro-targeting, demand manipulation and price-fixing cartels. In the past, she served as a judicial clerk at the Intellectual Property and Antitrust Department of the Court of Justice of Milan (IT) and interned at the Cabinet of the Commissioner of the Italian Competition Authority, dealing with national and European public policy development of competition and consumer protection within digital markets.

Country: Italy

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Vice President (Advocacy)

 

Innocent ADRIKO has great interest in Internet Policy and Governance, which field he has diversely trained and worked in for the last two years with focus on Digital Inclusion, Digital Literacy, Open Data, Digital Rights, and recently Digital security. He coordinated and has been part of various advocacy campaigns focused on making the Internet better and safer for all. Innocent is part of the Next Generation at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Internet Society IGF Youth Ambassador 2019, and has spoken at several national, regional and international conferences including the global Internet Governance Forum and RightsCon.

He is a member of the Internet Society (ISOC) Uganda Chapter, Internet Society Youth Special Interest Group (Youth Observatory), and the ICANN community. He is also a Digital Security trainer and a member of the Digital Security Alliance in Uganda.

Country: Uganda

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Regional Coordinator

(Latin America & the Caribbean)

 

Abigaël Guirlande FRANCISQUE is a graduating student at the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine of the State University of Haiti. Amongst other proficiencies, she is a specialist in Natural Resources and Environment, Youth IGF Ambassador 2020, and a Computer Student at the Union School. She is a member of several non-profit organizations including ACTIVEH, and Women in Power; and was part of the Ayitic Goes Global Program on ICT for young girls, with the Caribbean Open Institute and "Ecole Superieur d’Infotronique d’Haïti".

Abigaël is an active member of the Haiti Chapter of the Internet Society, where she took part in the 1st Internet Governance Forum in Haiti, and volunteered in the organization of the 2nd Internet Governance Forum in Haiti in 2019. She is digital Grassroots ambassador in Haiti and was mentor to the 4th cohort of the Digital Grassroots Ambassador Program in 2019 where she trained two mentees on Internet governance.

Abigaël is from the generation of those who believe in change, in leadership and who believe above all that it is not enough to imagine, to dream, but that it is also necessary to take concrete and real actions to crush stereotypes about women, overcome the limits imposed on us to build a generation of leaders where men and women work together in all equity for the well-being of their community.

Country: Haiti

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Executive Director (Logistics & Reporting)

 

Moriam O. SULAIMON is currently a fourth-year student of Information and Communication Science at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and holds a NID (National Innovative Diploma) in Networking and System Security Technology.

She is an Information Scientist, and a Web Developer. She is also a member of the Internet Society (ISOC) Nigeria Chapter, a NextGen Participant at ICANN65, and a trained prospective of the eLearning phase for the 2019 ISOC IGF Youth Ambassador Selection.

In addition, she is an advocate for greater participation of Youths and Females in the IG space.

Country: Nigeria

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Executive Director (Media & Communications)

 

Sara EL HAMDANI is currently a PhD Student at Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco. She received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering in 2013. She is the author of papers in refereed conferences and journals. She is a member of the Internet Society (ISOC), and connected to the Moroccan Chapter.

She trained as a prospective 2019 ISOC IGF Youth Ambassador during the eLearning selection phase.  Her main research topics include intelligent transportation systems, VANETs, and autonomous traffic management. She is interested in Internet governance and public policy making, and defends the interests of end users as a civic society stakeholder.

Country: Morocco

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Executive Director (Collaborations & Partnerships)

 

Saffie BOBB is currently a final year Computer Science Student at the American International University West Africa/College of Management and Information Technology. She has been a member of the Internet Society (ISOC) Gambia Chapter since 2016. She is also a 2018 Youth @IGF fellow, a NextGen @ICANN 65, and a 2020 ISOC Youth Ambassador to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

She cofounded the Global Repository for Internet Studies (GRIS Global – https://grisglobal.org/). Saffie served as Secretary to the National Steering and Organizing Committee of the recently held West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) in July 2019, in Banjul, the Gambia.

Country: Gambia

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