Improving Digital Skills in East Africa

Dennis Ndegwa | A Network50 Spotlight

Dennis Ndegwa is a technology professional, researcher and open data advocate. He is currently an Open Data Fellow at the ICT Authority, Government of Kenya. He has been active in the internet health movement as a Mozilla Rep and as an Open Researcher. He is a member of our first cohort of “Network50.”

Dennis is an integral part of the Mozilla community in East Africa, having served as a Mozilla Rep for some time, and now as a researcher with the Digital Skills Observatory (DSO) — a project that aims to find out how much equipping low-income earners (in Kenya) with digital skills will assist in improving their lives.

Dennis has been a critical reason for the success of the DSO project, helping design and develop 4 digital skills workshops and then bringing teams together to execute these workshops. He works closely with, leads, and learns from a community of practitioners and volunteers, and has learned to do this work in an open, transparent and thorough manner.

Meet Dennis!