Jake Okechukwu Effoduh

Alumni, Global Shapers Community, Osgoode Hall Law School

Jake Okechukwu Effoduh is an Assistant Professor at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law of the Toronto Metropolitan University in Canada, where he teaches Technology Law and Society. In the last three years, he has served as the Chief Councillor of the Africa–Canada Artificial Intelligence and Data Innovation Consortium (ACADIC), mobilizing responsible AI and Big Data techniques to build resilient public health strategies in Canada and 20 African countries. He is also a Vanier Scholar and Ph.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Canada.

He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Frontier Risks and a Forum Expert on Human Rights.

Effoduh has held Fellowships at the Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, Mandela School of Governance (South Africa), and the Pan-African Lawyers Union (Tanzania). He served as an International Law Scholar with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Canada), a Distinguished Hubert Humphrey Alum (U.S. Department of State), and a Distinguished Dutch Visitors Alum (Netherlands). He holds two master’s degrees in law from the University of Oxford and York University and is an alumnus of the Abuja Hub of the Global Shapers Community, where he served as Deputy Curator and Curator, as well as led in the community-wide Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee of the Global Shapers Community.

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