Here's why we need to democratize access to technology
Unequal access to technology erodes civic participation and poses threats to human rights. We need to democratize the sector so nobody is left behind.
Angela is a technologist, community builder, and open-source software advocate passionate about building and using appropriate technology tools to impact the lives of marginalized groups. She has over ten years of experience in software development, global community engagement, and non-profit organizational management.
She is the Executive Director at Ushahidi, a global non-profit technology company that helps communities quickly collect and share information that enables them to raise voices, inform decisions and influence change. Angela has led a strategic shift that has seen Ushahidi reduce barriers of access to its tools, leading to increased use of the Ushahidi platform, most notably to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in over 140 countries.
Angela previously served as Ushahidi’s Director of Community Engagement, creating, fundraising for, and managing programs for Ushahidi’s diverse global community.
She sits on the Board of Directors for Creative Commons and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. She is also a co-founder of AkiraChix, a non-profit organization that nurtures generations of women who use technology to develop innovations and solutions for Africa.