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Sonia Jorge

A4AI Executive Director; Head of Digital Inclusion Programs, Web Foundation

As Executive Director of A4AI, Sonia manages policy, membership, partner and country engagement, and all other work across A4AI. An expert in the confluence of development and communications policy, she has over 25 years of diverse international experience in a career spanning both the private and not-for-profit sectors. READ MORE

Eleanor Sarpong

Deputy Director - Policy Lead

Eleanor leads A4AI’s advocacy efforts as Deputy Director – Policy Lead. Eleanor has 15 years of experience working in the areas of regulation, universal service, data protection, and privacy, having previously managed public policy and regulatory affairs at MTN Ghana and worked as a consultant to the EIB and the CTO. READ MORE

Amanda DeNardo

Executive Assistant

Amanda supports the A4AI Executive Director and wider A4AI team in their global work. Based in Washington, DC, she holds a BA in International Relations from Syracuse University. READ MORE

Yacine Khelladi

Regional Coordinator, Latin America and the Caribbean

Yacine is the Latin America and Caribbean Coordinator for A4AI, where he works to support A4AI’s work across the region. An economist who became a field activist supporting the use of ICT for human and social development, Yacine is based in the Dominican Republic and has over twenty years of experience working on ICT issues in the region. READ MORE

Lauran Potter

Communications Manager

Lauran leads the communications workstream for A4AI. Based in Washington, DC, she has over five years of communications and research experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, and a background in technology policy and international development. READ MORE

Onica Makwakwa

Regional Coordinator, Africa

At A4AI, Onica works to develop effective collaborations across stakeholders in Africa. An experienced advocacy, fundraising and management professional, Onica has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, having most recently worked as Head of Office for Africa at Consumers International. READ MORE

Basheerhamad Shadrach

Regional Coordinator, Asia

As A4AI’s Asia Coordinator, Shaddy works to build partnerships to advance affordable internet access in Asia. Shaddy previously served as the global CEO of the Telecentre.org Foundation, and has managed ICT4D programmes in over 30 nations around the world over the course of his nearly three decades of experience in the field. READ MORE

Maiko Nakagaki

Strategic Partnerships & Development Manager

Maiko Nakagaki is a Strategic Partnerships and Development Manager with the Alliance for Affordable Internet at the Web Foundation. She brings over a decade of international experience in digital policy, private sector development, and gender equality. READ MORE

Dhanaraj Thakur

Senior Research Manager

As Senior Research Manager, Dhanaraj directs A4AI’s research programme and outputs. He has over 10 years of experience designing and leading research projects on ICT policy and regulation, gender and ICTs, and the socio-economic impacts of ICTs in developing countries. READ MORE

Mara Silvestri

Communications Officer

Mara supports communications efforts across A4AI. Based in London, she brings to the team significant experience in digital communications and social media and a background in human rights work. READ MORE

Teddy Woodhouse

Research Analyst & Advocate

Based in Washington, DC, Teddy is a research analyst and advocate at the Web Foundation working on digital access and inclusion.  READ MORE