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Ephraim Percy Kenyanito

GFCE Title: GFCE Advisory Board member 2020/2022
Job Title: Senior Program Officer at ARTICLE 19 and Postgraduate in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law at Queen Mary University of London
Description: Ephraim has worked over the past eight years on International Trade, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law industry. Between 2014 and 2018 he served as the youngest advisor on Internet Governance to two UN Secretary Generals Ban Ki–moon and António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres. He is currently an advisory Board member for Microsoft’s Digital Peace Campaign, a member of the European Commission Global Internet Policy Observatory’s (GIPO) advisory group among other advisory board positions. Since 2013, he has also served as an Independent Expert of the Implementation Advisory Group for Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (IAG-CCT) at ICANN and a member of the Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Working Group among other roles. He leads and implements ARTICLE 19’s international work on internet protocols and technical standards at ICANN and also on internet infrastructure Business and Human Rights (BHR). Ephraim has also worked on international development issues with a diverse range of organizations including Global Integrity, Mozilla, 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 is currently pursuing Postgraduate qualifications in Technology, Media and Telecommunications 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.