Ken Okong’o

Policy and Advocacy Manager,

Ken is the Policy and Advocacy Manager working across Digital Identity and Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation. Through research and advocacy, his current role entails working with governments, development community and mobile operators in shaping the policy and regulatory landscape for a digital humanitarian future as well as positioning mobile platform as an enabler of digital identity for a greater socio-economic welfare. Ken has served in strategic roles in both private and public sectors. He has consulted for a regulator, development sector and mobile network operators in Africa and Asia, including Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative, Airtel, Orange, Etisalat, RighTel, Afghan Wireless and Ooredoo with a focus on electronic governance, ICT4D policy, universal service strategies, network planning, market research and business scenario analysis. Ken holds an MSc in ICT Policy and Regulation from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, an MBA from University of Nairobi and a PhD in Information Systems from University of Cape Town, South Africa.