Conférence : Ory Okolloh, « Africa is Rising – But Can We Get Africans to Rise? » — The Graduate Institute, Genève, 18h30, 27/03/2014

Africa is Rising – But Can We Get Africans to Rise?

Ory Okolloh

Director of Investments, Omidyar Network

Ory Okolloh is currently a Director of Investments at Omidyar Network Africa, a philanthropic investment firm. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Ms Okolloh was Google’s policy manager for sub-Saharan Africa. She was responsible for managing government relations and driving the implementation of policies that increased Internet access and supported the growth of local online content. Previously, she was at the forefront of developing technology innovation as a founding member of Ushahidi. She served as the organisation’s Executive Director from inception until December 2010. Ms Okolloh is also the co-founder of Mzalendo, a website that tracks the performance of Kenyan Members of Parliament. She is a board member of the Africa Media Initiative, a member of the World Bank’s Council of Eminent persons, an advisory board member of Code for All, and a member of the World Bank Service Delivery Indicator Committee.

Ory earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. She was previously a Chayes Fellow at the World Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity. In 2011 Ory was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and one of Africa’s most Powerful Women by Forbes Magazine.

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