Ken Okong’o

Policy and Advocacy Manager,

Ken Okong’o is a Policy and Advocacy Manager for the GSMA’s Digital Identity and Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programmes. Through research, he develops policy positions and directs advocacy efforts in the domestic and international fora, focusing on Digital Identity and Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation. He has previously worked in public and private sectors within the broader ICT4D space, including in mobile service provision, e-governance and regulation in Africa and Asia. He holds an MSc in ICT Policy and a PhD in Information Systems from University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Posts by Ken Okong’o

Uganda: A progressive regulatory directive eases refugees’ access to mobile services

Uganda had about 1.38 million refugees living inside its borders. To ensure that these refugees integrate, humanitarian organisations, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the private sector actors like mobile network operators (MNOs) have been exploring durable ...