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Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo GFCE Research Committee Member

Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo is an Associate Professor of Law and the Head of Law at Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom. She is also a non-residential Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Her teaching and research interests relate to the intersection of law and technology, including the governance of emerging technologies, cybercrime, digital rights and rule of law in cyberspace. She holds an LLM in International Information Technology Law, MA in African Studies and LLD in International Law. She is also a member of the International Law Association Steering Committee on Digital Challenges for International Law and a Senior Research Fellow at the African Centre for International Criminal Justice.

She was nominated by the United States Mission to the African Union to participate in the U.S. Department of State International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) on ‘Promoting Cybersecurity’ 2022 and was a Mentor on the ITU Women in Cybersecurity Mentorship Programme 2022. She has also been invited as an expert or appointed as a consultant by distinguished organisations such as the Chatham House, the African Union, the Commonwealth and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She is presently the Lead Consultant on the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s cybersecurity projects and served as a Consultant for the Chatham House Africa and Asia-Pacific Programme project ‘Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: A South-South Approach’.

Nnenna is also the Vice-Chairperson of the African Union Cyber Security Experts Group (AUCSEG) and has been effectively involved in advising the African Union Commission (AUC) on existing international, regional and national legal frameworks related to cybersecurity, as well as promoting cybersecurity in the region. She has written for a vast range of research projects, journals and media publications including engaging in media debates on governmental initiatives and policies related to cybersecurity, the rule of law in cyberspace and generally, the governance of digital technologies.

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