My Brief Bio

Ephraim leads ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s work relating to digital rights, internet governance and the intersection of human rights and technology. He has worked over the past 5 years in the Human Rights, Media, Intellectual Property and ICT Law sector in Africa researching the connection between technology and international development.

He is an affiliate at the Internet Policy Observatory (IPO) (at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) and a member of the UN Secretary General’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group on Internet Governance; the Freedom Online Coalition’s Digital Development and Openness Working Group; 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 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 working groups. He holds an LLB (with Honours) and has previous training in internet policy and media law from University of Oxford and University of Pennsylvania. His LL.B thesis examined the Relationship Between Domain Names and Geographical Indications with a special focus on .wine and .vin applications.