[tor-project] Introducing Babatunde Okunoye, OTF ICFP Fellow

Erin Wyatt ewyatt at torproject.org
Wed Aug 14 05:37:00 UTC 2019

Hello, everyone!

Please join me in welcoming Babatunde Okunoye, one of the 2019 ICFP Fellows (https://www.opentech.fund/funds/icfp/). 

Tor Project will be hosting Tunde during his tenure as the Open Technology Fund Senior Information Controls Fellow (2019-20). He will be doing research about ‘’Understanding the usage of tools during Information Controls in Africa: Nigeria, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia as case studies’’. 

Bio & Contact:

Babatunde Okunoye
babatunde.okunoye at paradigmhq.org

Babatunde Okunoye is the Research Officer at Paradigm Initiative, taking the lead in producing all research material which feeds into the advocacy work of Paradigm Initiative in Digital Rights and Digital Inclusion in Africa. This includes the Digital Rights in Africa Report (launched at the Internet Governance Forum since 2016), Policy briefs, Research Journal articles and policy position papers in response to calls from organizations such as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Babatunde has completed research consulting projects and partnerships for such organizations such as the World Wide Web Foundation, the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), Privacy International and the Collaboration for Internet Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).

A Nigerian trained economist; Babatunde has a Certificate in Research Methods for Internet Policy and Advocacy in Africa from the Internet Policy Observatory, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania USA. He is a member of the Internet Society and a 2018 Fellow of the African School on Internet Governance.

Welcome, Tunde! We are looking forward to working with you!

Erin Wyatt
Director of People and Office Operations
ewyatt at torproject.org
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