Nanjira Sambuli

Nanjira Sambuli

Tech x Public Policy Researcher and Analyst

Nanjira Sambuli is a researcher, policy analyst and advocacy strategist who works to understand the intersection of information and communications technology (ICT) adoption with governance, media, entrepreneurship, and culture. Nanjira is a Commissioner on the Lancet & Financial Times Global Commission (Governing Health Futures 2030), a board member at The New Humanitarian, Development Gateway, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) and co-chair of the Transform Health Coalition. She is also a Ford Global Fellow (2020-2021).

Nanjira led policy advocacy to promote digital equality in access to and use of the web at the World Wide Web Foundation (2016-2020). She previously worked at the iHub in Nairobi, where she provided strategic guidance for growth of technology innovation research in the East Africa region. In addition to other advisory roles, Nanjira also served as a panel member on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2018-19) and as a deputy on the United Nations Secretary General's High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment (2016-17).