My Brief Bio

Ephraim manages ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s technology policy and human rights projects in 14 countries. He is also Kenya’s lead researcher at GlobalIntegrity.Org and has worked over the past 6 years in the African ICT/ IP & Media Law industry researching its nexus with International Development.

He is an advisory Board member for Microsoft’s Digital Peace Campaign, a member of the European Commission Global Internet Policy Observatory’s (GIPO) Advisory Group and the Advisory Group for Code Red (a global initiative to accelerate reform of security organisations).

Previously, Ephraim worked on democratic governance, international development and transparency with a diverse range of organizations including the Internet Policy Observatory (IPO) (at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania), the Freedom Online Coalition’s Digital Development and Openness Working Group, Access Now, Transparency International, Index On Censorship, MercyCorps and the Centre for Law and Research International, as well as the East African Community Secretariat and the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade.

He also served as an Independent Expert of the Implementation Advisory Group for Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (IAG-CCT) at ICANN among other roles. He is currently pursuing Postgraduate qualifications in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary University of London and holds an LLB (with Honours) where his thesis examined the Relationship Between Domain Names and Geographical Indications with a special focus on .wine and .vin applications. He has previous fellowships from ICANN, AfriSIG, Raisina Young Fellows and certificate training in internet policy and media law from University of Oxford and University of Pennsylvania among others.