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Advisory Council

Omobola Johnson

Honorary Chairperson


Alliance for Affordable Internet

Dr. Omobola Johnson assumed her role as A4AI Honorary Chairperson on September 1, 2015.

Jonathan Dolan

Digital Inclusion Lead

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Deputy: John Garrity, Senior Connectivity Advisor, Digital Inclusion, USAID

Belinda Exelby

Head of International Relations, Public Policy

GSMA

Deputy: Aurelie Adam Soule, Senior Policy Manager – Africa, GSMA

Njideka Harry

President & CEO


Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF)

Deputy: Alice Lindemuth, Chief Development Officer, YTF

Johan Hellström

Program Manager Specialist, Digital Development

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Deputy: Jens Karberg, Program Manager Specialist, Sida

Smeeta Hirani

Director of Strategic Partnerships


World Pulse

Osama Manzar

Founder and Director


Digital Empowerment Foundation

Deputy: Dr. Syed Kazi, Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy & Governance, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Americo Muchanga

Director General

Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique (INCM)

Ebele Okobi

Ebele Okobi

Head of Public Policy, Africa


Facebook

Lakshmi Puri

Deputy Executive Director


UN Women

Deputy: Jennifer Breslin, Knowledge, Innovation and Technology for Development Coordinator, UN Women

Paul Rowney

Board Member


AfICTA

Technical Director, MyDigitalBridge Foundation

Dr. Renee Wittemyer

Director of Government Strategy


Intel

Deputy: John Roman, Director of Broadband and Regulatory Policy, Intel Global Policy Group

Breanna-Zwart

Breanna Zwart

Emerging Markets Manager, Access


Google

Deputy: Hibbah Hussain, Public Policy Analyst