Nanjira Sambuli

Technology and International Affairs
Nanjira Sambuli is a fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program.




Nanjira Sambuli is a researcher, policy analyst, and strategist interested in and working on understanding the unfolding, gendered impacts of ICT adoption on governance, media, entrepreneurship and culture.

Nanjira is a commissioner on the Lancet & Financial Times Global Commission (Governing Health Futures 2030), president and co-chair of the Transform Health Coalition, a board member at The New Humanitarian, Development Gateway, and Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). She is also a Ford Global Fellow.

Nanjira also sits on several advisory boards, including the World Economic Forum’s Technology and Social Justice Initiatives <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms, and the Carnegie Council’s AI and Equality Initiative. Additionally, she is a diplomacy moderator at the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA).  

  • Op-Ed Observer Research Foundation October 21, 2021
    Reflection on “Women in Tech” Narratives

    Narratives are powerful catalysts. They go a long way in framing challenges and expanding the imaginary horizons for what can be done to tackle them. Women in tech narratives have certainly had an impact on the trajectories taken in education, the tech industry, and public policymaking.

  • Op-Ed IPS Journal October 1, 2021
    We Need More than Empty Rhetoric on Africa’s Youth

    The creativity, talent, ideas, and hopes of African youth can no longer be a sideshow or afterthought.


Areas of Expertise

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