Ephraim Percy Kenyanito
Digital Program Officer

Ephraim manages ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s technology policy and human rights projects in 14 countries and has worked over the past 6 years in the African ICT/ IP & Media Law industry researching its nexus with International Development.

He is a member of the European Commission Global Internet Policy Observatory’s (GIPO) Advisory Group and the Advisory Group for Code Red (a global initiative to accelerate reform of security organisations).

Previously, Ephraim worked on democratic governance, international development and transparency with a diverse range of organizations including 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 also served as an Independent Expert of the Implementation Advisory Group for Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (IAG-CCT) at ICANN among other roles. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Laws- (LL.M Computer and Communications Law) 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 certificate training in internet policy and media law from University of Oxford and University of Pennsylvania.