Working Group Members

The expertise within the DPI Safeguards' working groups ranges from artificial intelligence (AI) to cybersecurity and open-source technologies. The members are brought together by a common focus on ensuring safety and bridging the digital divide. They are also motivated by the belief that safe and inclusive DPI can enable societies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

There is also an International Organizations Consultative Group, focused on enriching the working groups' endeavors with insights from diverse international contexts. Their efforts seek to ensure that the DPI Safeguards Framework is both globally relevant and locally applicable. This consultative group comprises representatives from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AFDB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations University (UNU), Better Than Cash Alliance (UN), and the World Bank. 
André Xuereb
Digital Affairs Ambassador of Malta
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Angelina Fisher
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Anir Chowdhury
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Anit Mukherjee
Senior Fellow at Observer Research Foundation America
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Armando Manzueta
Director of Digital Transformation of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development of the Dominican Republic
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Assane Gueye
Associate Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa Co-director at CyLab-Africa and Upanzi Digital Public Infrastructure Network
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Ben Le Roy
Senior Policy Advisor for Digital Freedom in U.S. Department of State Cyber and Digital Policy Bureau
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Bilal Mateen
Executive Director of Digital Square
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Björn Richter
GIZ Cluster Coordinator for East Africa
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CK Cheruvettolil
Senior Strategy Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Catherine Highet
Financial and Digital Inclusion Specialist
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Cesar Perez
Digital Transformation Consultant
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Chris Mahony
Co-founder and CEO of Peloria
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Clélia Cothier
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Fabro Steibel
Executive Director at the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio)
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Giulia Fanti
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University. Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Geo-economics Center
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Hilda Mwakatumbula
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Janaina Costa
Research Fellow at IUSSP Initiative on Population Registers, Ethics and Human Rights
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José Arraiza
Independent Researcher
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Kasim Sodangi
Adviser to the Minister of Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy, Nigeria
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Kim Mallalieu
Principal Investigator at the Caribbean ICT Research Program, The University of the West Indies (UWI)
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Konstantin Peric
Deputy Director of Inclusive Financial Systems Global at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Laura Bingham
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Laura O’Brien
Senior UN Advocacy Officer at Access Now
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Lea Gimpel
Senior Policy Manager Countries, Resource Mobilization & AI
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Liam Maxwell
Director of the International Central Government team at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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Linda Bonyo
Founder of Lawyers Hub
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Maria Luciano
Lead research analyst in Digital Public Infrastructure
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Marte Eidsand Kjørven
Professor of Law at the University of Oslo (Norway) and the project manager of the 'Societal Security and Digital Identities' project
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Matthew McNaughton
Digital development practitioner
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Moctar Yedaly
Africa Region Director for the Global Forum for Cyber Expertise (GFCE)
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Monica Greco
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Mouloud Khelif
Independent Consultant, SPG Advisory; Research Team Leader, Center for AI and Digital Policies.
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Mphatso Augustine Sambo
Principal Secretary of National Registration Bureau, Republic of Malawi
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Priya Jaisinghani Vora
Chief Executive Officer at Digital Impact Alliance
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Rahul Matthan
Partner in Trilegal's Bengaluru Office, Head of the Technology, Media, and Telecom Practice
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Robert Ochola
Chief Executive Officer at AfricaNenda
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Sanjay Purohit
CEO and Chief Curator at the Centre for Exponential Change
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Sheryl Gutierrez
Environment and Sustainability Consultant
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Siim Sikkut
Managing Partner at Digital Nation, Former Government Chief Information Officer of Estonia
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Thomas Lohninger
Executive Director of epicenter.works
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Urvashi Aneja
Founder and Executive Director of Digital Futures Lab
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Ville Sirviö
CEO of Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS)
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Yuliya Shlychkova
Vice President of Public Affairs at Kaspersky
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